“The subject peoples,” [i.e., the dhimmis] according to a manual of Islamic law endorsed by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, must “pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)” and “are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar); are not greeted with “˜as-Salamu “˜alaykum” [the traditional Muslim greeting, ‘Peace be with you’]; must keep to the side of the street; may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims” buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed; are forbidden to openly display wine or pork…recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals or feastdays; and are forbidden to build new churches.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o11.3, 5).
“Islamists threaten Yemeni Jews for selling wine,” from Reuters:
SANAA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Nearly a quarter Yemen’s Jews have fled their village and sought refuge at a hotel in the Arab country after militant Islamists threatened to kill them for selling alcohol, a government official said on Monday.
The official, who asked not to be named, said authorities had deployed policemen around the hotel to protect the Jews, numbering at least 45, after they escaped the village of Al Salem in the northern province of Saada two weeks ago.
Just 200 Jews live in Yemen after thousands were evacuated to Israel in 1948.
“The Shi’ite militants of (Abdel-Malik) al-Houthi sent threats to them (Jews) because they sell wine,” the official told Reuters. The Jewish community denied they sold wine.
Islam forbids the sale or drinking of alcohol.