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Omaha's Tri-Faith Initiative Mirrors "Pact of Umar"
by Joe Herring and Mark Christian
For those of you unfamiliar with Islamic history, Umar bin al-Khattab – the second Islamic Caliph – made an agreement with the subjugated Christians of Syria setting forth the conditions under which said Christians would be permitted to live in proximity to the conquering Muslims.
This Pact of Umar is the origination of the concept of dhimmitude, a dehumanizing status belonging to subjugated non-Muslims in Islamist societies.
The translation I have re-produced below comes from the stellar book by Raymond Ibrahim, titled Crucified Again.
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