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NEW exclusive: Christians are Dhimmis in the Middle East, a third class citizen group within the Muslim world – Dr. Petra Heldt, Herland Report

NEW exclusive: Christians are Dhimmis in the Middle East, a third class citizen group within the Muslim world – Dr. Petra Heldt, Herland Report

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EXCLUSIVE SHORT Herland Report (HTV): “The Christians are third class citizens in the Muslim World,” says Professor at the Hebrew University and founder of The Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Jerusalem, Dr. Petra Heldt. She has worked among Middle East Christians, Jews, Druze and others for 30 years, with deep insight into the multicultural fabric in the region, and was almost killed by a suicide bomb attack in 1989.

It took years for her to recover. Watch the SHORT here and follow the upcoming series with Dr. Heldt.

In a series of interviews, we examine the multicultural fabric of the Middle East, focusing on the situation of the Christian minorities.

 

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Dr. Peetra Heldt is a professor at the Hebrew University and the founder of The Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Jerusalem. She has worked among Middle East Christians, Jews, Druze and others for 30 years, with deep insight into the multicultural fabric in the region.

She says: “The reason why Orthodox Christians only wear black, is the outcome of being Dhimmis, of being a third class citizen group within the Muslim world.”

“They had a dress codex that they were not allowed to wear anything except for black. They had to pay huge amount of taxes for not being Muslims. Their whole richness was by the Dhimmi laws taken away from them, and they had nothing left but the black clothes.”

“However, if you go into their church services you will be surprised. They still wear all the colors they had before the Muslim conquest. The more the better!”

“The culture of the Dhimmi is that the Dhimmi is a third class citizen. It is meant to segregate society into Muslims and non-Muslims. It is a system of apartheid. And as much as you oblige to the Dhimmi as a non-Muslim, you may still get on quite well with the Muslim society, but only under the condition that the Dhimmi is kept. That means, you do not speak out against or challenge the Muslim governmental systems.”

 

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