Monday, 13 April 2009

Rise, My Servant

“The jizya is taken from the dhimmi while his neck is being hung low.” ~ Muslim scholar al-Baydawi (d.1316)

Raymond Ibrahim has another insightful piece at Pajamas Media on the recent incident in which Barack Obama bowed to the Saudi king. Ibrahim points out that in Eastern culture, holding or kissing hands is considered a symbol of equal rank - while bowing is a sign of subservience.

Although US Presidents have long cosied up to Saudi royalty, they have never bowed before, and in this Obama has made bad move in what is in my opinion a string of bad moves vis a vis the War on Terror.

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