No surprise here. According to Islamic law, dhimmis are forbidden to “ring church bells or display crosses,” as well as to “recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays” (‘Umdat al-Salik o11.5).
The only surprise is that anyone is surprised, or that they think this is a feature of “Talibanization,” and not of Sharia itself whenever it is fully applied.
[…] That is why many Filipinos were shocked to learn from a privileges speech of Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Piumentel Jr., the untiring advocate of federalism (out of concern for the Muslim Filipinos), that in Marawi City and Sulu province it is forbidden to display the cross””the symbol of Christianity””at the top or frontage of buildings, including church spires.
Christians are also proscribed from singing religious hymns. This makes it impossible for Catholics to hold sung High Masses and Protestants to melodiously exclaim their joy at the blessings of Amazing Grace.
Is intolerance toward Christian symbols and hymns in Marawi and Sulu the specter of Talibanization rearing its ugly head? Some Marawi City people are proud of their city being the Philippines” “lone Islamic City.” They exult over trycyles there that proclaim their being the “Gift of Allah” and not of Jesus. […]