Erdogan’s Dhimmi Problem

It is precisely because the Obama administration has opted for appeasement that Israel must show steadfastness in its refusal to capitulate to Turkey's demands. But more than that, Israel should go on the offensive by exposing Erdogan’s ongoing hypocrisy to the world.

September 11, 2011 23:59
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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According to Shariah (Islamic law), non-Muslims (such as Christians and Jews) are mostly free to practice their religion in private but are discriminated and treated as second-class citizens, or dhimmis. As the Quran clearly states, non-Muslims must “feel themselves subdued” (Sura 9:20). When the Jews regained their independence in 1948, they not only rebelled against “dhimmitude,” they also regained a land once ruled by Islam - like the Spaniards after the Reconquista. To Muslims, this was -and still is- a double offence.

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