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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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Conquered Land, its Loss and Retrieval
 

 

In the Abode of Peace, the Arabs having unwittingly let part of the “Palestine” territory slip through their fingers to the Israelis feel deceived. After the Islamic conquest of the Middle East, in the mid-7th AD, all the nation states of the region were absorbed into the (Dar Al-Silm) Abode of Peace. They were integrated into the Islamic states, considering them an integral part of the (Umma) nation of Islam.

The region, under the rule of Islam, extended from the Persian border, west, all throughout (Mesopotamia) Assyria, Israel and Lebanon, to the northernmost point up north of the Mediterranean Sea shores of present day Turkey and beyond. To the Arabs, the name Israel was no longer in existence, nor was Assyria. Both nations, in language and population, in race and national identity were considered extinct, or Arab. With the steady rise of Islam in the early years, Christian Churches, Jewish Temples and Holy Sites, were destined to total destruction or conversion into Islamic Mosques and Islamic sacred shrines (Sayid Muhson Abu-Tabikh, 2001: p 263).

In the early years of propagating his new religion, and engagement in religious activities, Muhammad had approached the ecclesiastics of Judaism and Christianity, through his emissaries to Egypt and the Holy Land, to recognize him as the prophet of the new religion of Islam. They declined. Islam has since equated Judaism with an opposing front because of its renunciation and opposition to the genuineness of the Muhammadan prophethood. Subsequently, Islam equated Christianity with polytheism. Thus, Islam regards Judaism as a traditional enemy that should be eliminated and Christianity in error.

The non-Islamic communities, residents of the Middle East region, were suppressed in a bid to erode their racial identity. Islam adopts repressive measures, placing unjust limitations on their personal freedom in areas of self-expression, politics, religion, travel and association. Non-Muslim native inhabitants of the Middle East became prisoners in their own homeland.

During the Khilapha (Succession) period, and until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, the name of the Biblical Land of Israel was dropped. Its name was politically documented as ‘Palestine’ and put under the strict control and jurisdiction of the Abode of Peace. Palestine was given to mean extension of the landmass of its physical geography to include all of the Biblical land of Israel. Israel has since been considered as an Islamic territory. Islam calls it Palestine, relating it to Arabised Palestine, and as an integral part of the Abode of Peace of the Nation of Islam.

In Islam, Israel is only mentioned for defamation; not praise. The Arabs will do whatever is needed to retrieve it, even Jerusalem, which historically never belonged to Palestine, let alone to the Arabs. The ultimate aim of the Islamic states of the Abode of Peace is to recover lost territory by any means, especially Jerusalem, a one-time Canaanite city of the pagan king Adoni-Zedek.

Throughout the ages, Jerusalem has earned itself the name - The Holy City, The City of David, the City of Peace, and The Capital of Israel – not at all the city of the Arabs. The Islamic scheme to re-conquer lost land, eradicate Israel and expand their domain is ever alive.

 

 

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