Join Date:Jul 2008
You must understand that the treaty of Huddaibiya is not some isolated event in history. Because Mohammed, the messenger of G-D, did what he did, the PRINCIPLES of what he did became Islamic law. It is a blueprint for conducting agreements with all infidels, most especially those upon whom you are planning to make war. Such agreements are [covertly] considered never permanent, despite any agreed upon durations, and never to be conducted for more than ten years, unless there is religious dispensation for up to ten more years. Does this ring any bells, for example, concerning Yasser Arafat's stonewalling behavior, over many years and many new agreements[each of which started a new ten year period, under Islamic law].
Just as important, Huddibyya teaches all true believers, that in dealings with the infidel, there can be no ethics, honor or feelings of obligation. Lieing, cheating, misinformation, disinformation, treachery, and the like are to be used in ultimately defeating the infidels, and establishing world domination.
Remember that we infidels are considered by Islam as less than human, and that is the rationalization that makes the principles of Huddaibyya proper and correct.
There are not a lot of known examples of the application of Huddaibiyya, but you will remember some. Remember the great, fierce muslim warrior, Saladin, who captured Jerusalem 12th century, BC. This was the start of the third crusade, which resulted in Saladin suffering serious losses. Thus, he followed the lead of Mohammed, and concluded a treaty with the Crusader forces, gained strength and then drove them out of the "holy land"
Fast forward to Yasser Arafat. If you did not know about Huddaibya, you would not understand his behavior--Keep smiling--keep stonewalling --until we get strong enough to destroy Israel. Look at the many agreements that somehow got broken, until the Israelis found out about--you guessed it---Huddaibiya. How did they find out? The Mossad was in the habit of recording every speech, every text of his addresses to the faithful, and especially when he preached in the mosques. He kept refering to Huddaibya in the context of HOW HE regarded ANY agreements he made with the infidels, so that his militant critics like Hamas and Hizbolla would understand his behavior. Arafat used the name of Huddibya as a code-word that he thought would never be understood by the infidels. He also used another code-word phrase, which meant the same thing: "We offer the peace of Saladin"--Any ideas what that meant??
You may remember that there was a time when Israeli forebearance against the PLO and Arafat himself, hardened dramatically: Heavy incursion raids with armor, blasting the PLO infrastructure and even Arafat's HQ. You can now guess when that occurred, and why. The Israelis privately let Arafat know, what they just discovered, and unless there was some real progress, it would not be good. Arafat did not believe it, but the jig was up.
We can probably point to a more recent example of the same kind of behavior, from Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, who made a formal agreement with us to fight the Taliban. All we ever got was stonewalling and excuses, and many believed that he was a closet Islamist, covertly allied with the Taliban and al Qaida, secretly supporting them and providing cover on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Why is all of this important in the great scheme of worldly things?
Stay tuned for Part 5
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun!
"would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]