| Muslims newly persecuting Yazidis, forcing them to convert to Islam
| Thursday, April 19, 2018
Jihad Watch : The Qur’an says “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256).
However, what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder.
The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular
humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple
price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion.
Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam
— even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors
made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably
believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to
be killed instead.
Read it all here.................
“Yazidis who suffered under Isis face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in Afrin,” by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, April 18, 2018: The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre,
rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to
Islam under the threat of death from Turkish-backed forces which
captured the Kurdish enclave of Afrin on 18 March. Islamist rebel
fighters, who are allied to Turkey and have occupied Yazidi villages in
the area, have destroyed the temples and places of worship the
Kurdish-speaking non-Islamic sect according to local people.
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:13 AM