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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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Faithfulness and True Allegiance  

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PART IV - Global Struggle - The Khalipha - Successor of Mohammad

 

 

The Original Objective
 

 

Muslims never intend to openly blend with other societies or assimilate into cultures of the countries they come to live with. Their females deliberately distinguish themselves from other cultures by veiling their face or wearing a distinct headdress that flows down over the shoulders, or wrap themselves in a black, brownish or bluish cloak – a loose outer garment. They avoid public gatherings, local and national celebrations and entertainment. They watch such events and functions with reservation, and on occasions with scorn and detestation. Yet, sometimes they watch with interest and wish they could join in. Nevertheless, they restrain themselves and restrict their behavioural freedom to mere indifference for fear of being exposed to male members of their own society who might happen to be also there watching. To avoid embarrassment, they walk away. Islamic women live in alienation of non-Muslim societies. Their Islamic custom dictates seclusion of their women from non-Muslim societies (Polk, 1991: p 4).

By staying together and by the sheer rise in their number in non-Islamic countries, the Muslim community causes occasional tactical flare-ups. They conduct long and noisy processions, resounding with shouts of “Allaho Akbar”, in support of their fellowmen in other countries that demand secession and separation. In some countries, they press their demands very vigorously, followed by a sudden wave of a barbaric act of violence. They target police stations, blow up a prestigious building, hijack airplanes, kill priests, nuns and burn churches. They ambush an army or civilian vehicle, kidnap villagers and kill them. They take hostages, high-ranking officials, industrialists and tourists. Sometimes they hold them to ransom and later kill them with brutality. By resorting to force, they spread terror in areas they intend to control.

 

 

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