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Andrew G. Bostom


April 30, 2014 - 6:03 am

At PJ Media (4/29/14) I discussed John Kerry;s mental and moral cretinism vis-à-vis his “apartheid” calumny against Israel last Friday, while blithely ignoring the Sharia-based religious apartheid of the Hamas and/or Fatah-controlled areas of Gaza and Judea-Samara.

Below are three clips from a remarkable lecture by 24- (not 26-) year old Christy Anastas on how basic freedoms for non-Muslims and women are crushed by the Sharia, enshrined under Hamas/Fatah governance.

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  • The forced payment of the Koranic poll-tax (per verse 9:29), or jizya (i.e., from the etymology of the word, per Edward Lane, the great 19th century Arabic-English lexicographer, “the tax paid in lieu of being slain”). Anastas explains, “if you are a non-Muslim, a Jew or a Christian, you have to pay protection money” (to those she aptly terms, “mafia”)…”My uncle had to pay this protection money.” Her uncle stopped making his jizya payments, whereupon he was accused of being a “traitor,” imprisoned, and then executed, right in front of his own home. 
  • The grotesque violations of women’s rights (Anastas proclaims, “women don’t have rights there [in Fatah-Hamas controlled areas];” “women are treated as possessions there”), resulting from application of the Sharia, including legally sanctioned polygamy and honor killings. 
  • The sheer absence of freedom of speech—another hallmark of the Sharia: “Israel doesn’t threaten to kill us (Christians) for sharing our views, Palestinians do!”

Andrew Bostom ( is the author of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims (2005/2008) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History (2008).

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When will the world wake up to the evils of Islam? Seriously when?
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Never. The Power Hungry want a "total life" system of rule as comprehensive and strict as The Shari'ah to enforce on the "little people".

Others want a fanatical, ready-to-kill force of thugs, Mujahideen, that they can unleash on their political enemies at any time.

Islam is the Ultimate Solution in the eyes of anybody who loves Power.
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