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Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide

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In this study of the legal and social condition of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule (the dhimmis). Bat Ye'or examines various religious and historical sources, using the new term "dhimmitude" to describe their common history and legal status. Some of the laws derive from the special status institutionalized by the Church Fathers for Jews; once Islamized, these ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
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We all know what Islam has been doing for the past few years. We probably all have at least a vague idea of the broad outlines of Muslim history. But why does Islam behave as it does? What motivates people who belong to what bills itself, at least in the west, as "a religion of peace," to attack Israeli civilians, fly airplanes full of innocent passengers into public buildings, blow themselves up on buses and in markets, and persecute Christians and Jews even unto death? Why did Islam spread out ...more
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Born Giselle Littman née Orebi, her pseudonym means Daughter of the Nile.

She has provided briefings to the United Nations and the U.S. Congress and has given talks at major universities such as Georgetown, Brown, Yale, Brandeis, and Columbia.

She acquired the English nationality by marrying an Englishman. Now she lives in Switzerland.