by Nick Hallett 10 May 2014
A British Islamist leader has outlined how an "Islamic State" should humiliate Christians to encourage them to convert to Islam. Abu Waleed, who follows the hard line Salafi branch of Sunni Islam, quotes from the hadith (Islamic writings outside the Koran) to demonstrate how Christians and Jews should be treated if they do not convert to Islam.
In the sermon, posted online by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Waleed says that Islam is incompatible with the UN Declaration on Human Rights, as it cannot treat all people as equal.
He lists the humiliations that non-Muslims should undergo in an Islamic State, including being forced to walk on a narrower side of the street to Muslims – or in the middle of the road – shaving their foreheads, wearing a red belt around their necks, wearing odd shoes and handing over their clothes to a Muslim if he asks them to.
"Omar Ibn Al-Khattab… In his own charter – not the Charter of the United Nations – in his charter with the people of the Levant, the Christians of the Levant, [it is stated] that infidels and Muslims were not allowed to wear the same clothes as one another.
"If a Muslim comes out on the day of 'Eid and sees an infidel with nice clothes, the infidel has to take his clothes off and give them to the Muslim. When an infidel walks down the street, he has to wear a red belt around his neck, he has to have his forehead shaved, and he has to wear two shoes that are different from one another. He is not allowed to walk on the pavement. He has to walk in the middle of the road, and he has to ride on a mule.
"This is only for adults, not for the children. You can see how Islam would make the child become a Muslim. The child growing up in a state of heresy would turn to Islam. Why? Because the child would be walking along with his dad, and would say: "Dad?" "Yes." "Why have you got your forehead shaved?" "I don't know, these Muslims make me do it." "Why can't you ride the animal like the Muslims, who ride like this? Why are you riding with both legs dangling on the side of the donkey?" "Why is it that every time a Muslim comes and asks you for your clothes, you give them?" "Why is it that every time he tells you to get down from the horse, you have to take it?"
He adds that while Christians would still be able to have churches in an Islamic state, they would be forced to take in and shelter a Muslim for the night for whatever reason he wants. They will also be forbidden from ringing church bells.
Waleed uses the example of a Muslim sheltering in a church on Edgware Road, London, suggesting he has Britain in mind for his Islamic State.
He adds that these humiliations, even if they do not make non-Muslim men convert, will encourage their wives and children to do so, as they will be unable to face the shame of such a lifestyle.
"What is Tracy going to do? John is in for a problem. He just let the Emir in for a kebab, and he lost his own wife as well. So everyone is going to become Muslims. That, my dear brothers, is the Islamic state."