Tunisia: Islamic supremacists destroy crosses in cemetery, smear feces on church fresco, demand that priest convert to Islam or pay jizya
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29
Muslim spokesmen in the West routinely claim that this verse has no applicability in the modern world. Here are yet more Muslims who didn’t get that memo.
Will the Islamophobia never end? “Further Vandalism of Orthodox Church in Tunis,” from Notes on Arab Orthodoxy, April 7 (thanks to Samn!):
From the Tunisian newspaper Business News. French original here.
Non-Muslim places of worship are being targeted by still-unidentified individuals. After the attacks perpetrated against the Orthodox church on Avenue Mohamed V, the Russian school located behind the church as well as the Christian cemetery of Montplasir in Tunis have been vandalized.
The walls of the school were smeared with fecal matter, as also a fresco of Saint Siberian [sic] located in the back courtyard of the Orthodox church, while the cemetery’s crosses were destroyed….
According to the newspaper Le Maghreb, a Salafist burst into the church during April to deliver a letter from an Islamist party called “Hizb Allah” [not to be confused with the Lebanese party of the same name], inviting the archpriest to convert to Islam or to take down his church’s crosses and pay the “jizya”, a tribute that non-Muslims were required to pay at the beginning of the Islamic era [and oftentimes since then].
We note as well that the prosecutor of the Republic has ordered, Thursday April 5, an investigation to be opened within the context of the complaint filed by the ATSM regarding the calls made to kill Jews, according to the declaration of Ms. Thabet Thursday on MosaÃ¯que FM.