Monday, August 19, 2013

Islam says no new churches--why?

On dhimmi/millet neighborhoods: 
Churches, synagogues, and other non-Muslim places of worship were restricted to locations outside the central public areas of the city. Usually they were located in the residential quarters where those who frequented them lived. […] In principle, non-Muslim communities remained constant, while only the community of Muslims was free to grow by way of proselytism. New mosques could therefore be built as needed, but non-Muslim places of worship could for the most part be only repaired or replaced.
The Spirit of Islamic Law by Bernard G. Weiss, p 149.

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