Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The household of war

In a post on Saturday I suggested that Londoners are living in what many Muslims call "Dar al-Harb," which translates literally as "household of war." This phrase distinguishes places still ruled by secularism and sanity from "Dar al-Islam," or "household of submission," which would mean Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, parts of Indonesia, parts of Nigeria, parts of Sudan, and a number of other regions in various states of slipping backwards into darkness. Well, the director of the Al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies in London, Hani Al-Siba'i, apparently agrees. (Thanks to Little Green Footballs for spotting this, and to MEMRI for not letting guys like Al-Siba'i get away with speaking one way to the British public and another way to Arab audiences.)


"The term 'civilians' does not exist in Islamic religious law. Dr. Karmi is sitting here, and I am sitting here, and I'm familiar with religious law. There is no such term as 'civilians' in the modern Western sense. People are either of Dar Al-Harb or not."

The implication here is that civilians in any nation not yet absorbed into the umma are effectively combatants and therefore are fair game for homocidal Islamists.

Al-Siba'i's organization supports unrepentant Islamist terrorists. Close it down. Deport him. If he likes Dar al-Islam so much, let him live in it.


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