[quote=un_dhimmi]And what makes you think I didn’t ?
I am welll aware of what jizya and zakat is.
To begin with, your intial post contradicts what is on the link you provided :
You said :
while your site says :
The Muslims have to pay taxes (which is 2.5 percent of their annual income) under the name of “Zakah” to the “Muslim Financial Institute” or the “House of the Muslim Money” which all goes to provide welfare to the poor and the needy citizens; from both Muslims and non-Muslims. The poor and the needy (such as the Orphans, Widows and the disabled) from the Muslims are exempt from paying taxes.
The non-Muslims have to pay the same amount under the name of “Jizyah”, which is taxes that don’t go to help poor and needy Muslims, but instead, it goes to the government
So there is a disconnect. You say it is less, your site says it is the same.
Which is it ?
Secondly, why would Allah want dhimmis to until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued
Why should dhimmis feel subdued ?
Thirdly, you try to beatify the concept of jizya by claiming it was to “Provide means for them to practice their religions freely by building Temples or Churches for them”. Do you have any clue of what the rules of dhimmitude are ?
Let me help you :
In “The Laws of Islamic Governance”, al- Mawardi (d. 1058), a renowned Baghdadian jurist, examined the regulations pertaining to the lands and infidel (i.e., non-Muslim) populations subjugated by jihad. This is the origin of the system of dhimmitude. The native infidel population had to recognize Islamic ownership on their land, submit to Islamic (i.e., shari’a) law, and accept payment of the poll tax (jizya). In return they were granted the effective protection of Islamic law, which gave them security, limited religious rights, and self-administration in religious and civil law. Some of the more salient features of dhimmitude include: the prohibition of arms for the vanquished non-Muslims (dhimmis), and of church bells; the restrictions concerning the building and restoration of churches and synagogues; the inequality between Muslims and non-Muslims with regard to taxes and penal law; the refusal of dhimmi testimony by Muslim courts; the obligation for Jews and Christians to wear special clothes; and their overall humiliation and abasement. Furthermore, dhimmis, including those living under “enlightened” Turkish domination, suffered, at periods, from slavery (i.e., harem slavery for women, and the devshirme child levy for Balkan Christian males), abductions, and deportations.
Not at all very nice, actually.
A) why should they feel subdued?
because if they dont then that means they ARENT subdued, which means they are fighting, which means terror in the streets and rebellion, which isnt good for either muslim nor non-muslim. The Iraqis have not been subdued, the Afghanis have. There is a comparison.
B) Who on Earth wrote that unbelievable biased and extremely opinionated article? Dude, if you want to find what happens to on-muslims in a muslim country, go to the sites Emad sent, not something like that, which has literally no evidence to support his claims.