Jim Crow Laws

From WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam
Jump to: navigation, search

The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They mandated racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy.

Some examples of Jim Crow laws are the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, drinking fountains, the U.S. military, public schools, public places, and public transportation. These laws, in places, bare a striking resemblance to laws under Dhimmitude, the Islamic system of governing non-Muslim populations and their interactions with Muslims.

Rosa Parks, who was an African-American civil rights activist, now known as "the mother of the freedom movement", famously defied these laws when she refused to give up her seat in a bus to make room for a white passenger. According to condition number 15 of the Pact of Umar, the archetype document for the Islamic system of Dhimmitude, "[We non-Muslims will] move from the places we sit in if they [Muslims] choose to sit in them."[1]

In addition to the religious apartheid practiced in Saudi Arabia and accepted by all mainstream Muslims on theological grounds, certain aspects of the Jim Crow laws are echoed in various other Muslim countries even today.

For example in Pakistan, where in 2009 a Christian man was beaten to death in the Punjab province for drinking from a tea cup “designated for Muslims,”[2] and where in 2010, sixty members of the Hindu community, including women and children, were forced to abandon their homes in Karachi’s Memon Goth area just because a Hindu boy drank water from a cooler outside a mosque.[3]

See Also

  • Racism - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Racism

External Links