A Dhimmi is a Christian or Jew living in a region controlled by a Muslim conquest and been given protected status in exchange for a poll tax (Jizya) and allowed to retain their original faith. Well, somewhat. Some of what I am about to address stems from the reading of an Arabic book, “We Will Never Live as Dhimmis (lan naish zimieen)”, written by a Lebanese Christian, Amin Naji in 1979.
I have been watching the stealth move of Islam in America and became keenly aware of it and the inherent dangers during the 8-year reign of Barack Hussein Obama. He advanced the cause of the jihadis, the press toward sharia-compliant communities, and the exemption of the followers of Islam from many requirements imposed on Christians, Jews, and other Americans. You may disagree and call my statement unfounded, but I believe it is based on what I have seen and been able to uncover in research. It is a real threat!
I do not desire to attempt a history lesson regarding Lebanon or any other country, but Lebanon was established after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI in 1923. Lebanon was comprised of a majority who were Christians quite unlike most of the Middle East. On April 13, 1975, a civil war erupted in a conflict over the rights and privileges of Christians and Muslims. The Muslims had become a majority and sought to impose a Dhimmi status on Christians.
Among the many things or means whereby the followers of Islam attempted to bring about this Dhimmitude was the ‘revision of history’ as Arabization and a complete distortion of reality. The plan was to change the national identity and reshape the culture. That is being attempted in America. The insistence for tolerance pressed beyond measure and political correctness is facilitating the revision of history in America. It is not just the view of Islam that is the focus of the revisionist but cultural change to embrace a globalist agenda.
Fortunately, the followers of Islam and those desiring to impose sharia law on America do not have the political clout to carry out their desires. Yet, they are infiltrating our culture and with the aid of people like Barack Obama, there is the insistence that Muslims have long been key contributors to our American heritage.
There is a PBS program produced that is directed toward the advancement of that narrative. It is called “History Detectives.” It fallaciously claims that it is unclear when Muslims came to America. The most factual assertions by historians have them coming from the Senegambian region in Africa in the early 14th century. But the PBS claim is that when Columbus came, he had with him a book written by Portuguese Muslims who had come here in the 12th century.
The historical record reveals that the first wave of Muslims in America were African slaves and found it difficult to maintain their religion. There are suggestions that Thomas Jefferson relied on the Quran as his source of inspiration and ideas of governance. That flies in the face of his writings and dealings with what he called the Mohammedans. His war with the Muslim pirates indicates anything but appreciation for their views or approach to governance.
There are many in politics and political activists as well as educators today who are actively engaged in historical negationism or historical revisionism. They distort the record and rewrite history to fit their narrative. Facts are inconsequential and with the appalling practice of many in the media of failing to vet and investigate we are told that the information they are presenting is truth. However, it is ‘their truth’ not THE TRUTH!
I recall the dangerous words of presidential hopeful Joe Biden at the Des Moines fairgrounds in a campaign speech said, “We choose truth over facts.” What? Would not truth demand facts to support it and would not facts support truth. I guess not if it “your truth” rather than THE TRUTH!
That has been the approach to attacking President Trump and the Republicans for some time. That is the methodology employed by the former president regarding Islam and the way we are directed to think about things that violate reason and do not stand up under the lens of empirical evidence.
Truth needs no one to defend it, it bears up under the weight of examination. A lie requires the revision of facts to accommodate the narrative to enable the lie to gain a foundation for acceptance. Biden’s full quote was, “Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We got to let him know who we are. We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.” Wow!
We had the threat of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding what she identified as “Muslim Hate Speech.” She insisted she would prosecute anyone engaging in what she or they determined to be ‘hate speech’. There was not the same threat or devotion to justice regarding hate being hurled toward Christians and Jews. If one stood by their religious convictions regarding alternate lifestyles, they were targeted but a follower of Islam defending their views was acceptable. It is far more than a double standard it was and is a designed plan to ‘shift cultural views’ in favor of Islam.
As expressed by the followers of Islam and Obama’s assertion, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” we see the desire. I do not mean to attack every Muslim and insist they are desirous of destroying America. However, the leaders of that religion or system of government are. The American organizations advancing the idea that Islam is altogether peaceful and only wants to do good are abetting the push toward Dhimmitude.
This is America and in the words of former president Theodore Roosevelt in 1907. He said, “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
We are supposed to have certain inalienable rights in America and the 1st of them recognized by the Founding Fathers was Freedom of Speech and in that Religion. We are to be a tolerant people be we must never be a divided people else we become a conquered people.
I will bow to no god but Jehovah, the one true and Living God of the Bible. I will not bow to the government, man, or any religion. I bow to the Lord Jesus Christ! There is a desire and plan to make all Christians and Jews Dhimmis. If we allow the Leftists to have full power, that may become a reality of law and is assuredly a threat to our way of life. I SAY NO!
God bless you and God bless America!