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in response to reader comment: For our dear M&M and his bogus comments of the mafia tax aka al-jizya

Submitted by moderate Muslim 1 (United States), May 6, 2007 at 13:41

I would like to point out that many people who recieve consciencious objector status in the US are often ridiculed and ostracized. During the Vietnam War this especially occured and the negative term "draft dodgers" was coined. You did not tell me where the "hit them on the back" thing came from. So tell me and I will get back to you.

The jizya was mainly symbolic, as a symbol for repayment of the military service under which the non Muslims were protected. Its exactly like getting out of a military draft. If Islam was as barbaric as you seem then would they really have allowed non Muslims to get out of military service and put that right explicitly in the Quran. I think that is actually an example of how Muslim goverments treated non Muslims back then.

Nowadays, I will not compare any of the present so called Muslim governments to back then because I do not believe that many of them are actually Muslim goverments. Egypt, for example, is a dictatorship that masquerades under the illusion of being a Muslim country. They kill non Muslims and Muslim if they are dissenters, and pretend that they are Muslim. Syria is a monarchy, Saudi Arabia is a monarchical dictatorship.

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