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ICC Note: Here’s a transcript from MEMRI coming from the radical Muslims in Iraq . Not much in the way of surprises. What’s interesting is principle number 9 regarding the dhimmitude of the believers (or lack thereof) in Iraq . They are quite open about their belief in dhimmitude for believers in Islamic territory. Most Islamic countries say this no longer exists but various levels and flavors are still very much in effect throughout the Muslim world.

The Islamic State in Iraq Announces Its “Policy and Principles”

3/26/2007 Iraq (MEMRI) On March 15, 2007, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) published a document titled “Policy and Principles,” setting out 19 guiding principles of the ISI. The same 19 points were originally presented in a March 13 audio recording by ISI leader Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi. The following are some of the main principles:

1. Shi’ite Islam is a form of polytheism and apostasy.

2. A Muslim believer who commits a sin is not an apostate.

3. All legal proceedings must be according to shari’a, and must be conducted by a shari’a court.

4. All secular ideologies, such as nationalism and Communism, are a form of heresy, since they replace God’s law.

5. Any person who assists the occupation in any way is an infidel who must be targeted.

6. Evading jihad in the present circumstances is the gravest sin after the sin of apostasy.

7. A region ruled according to the laws of the apostates is regarded as the abode of apostasy, even if its population is mostly Muslim. However, this does not mean that all its inhabitants are regarded as apostates.

8. The policemen and soldiers of an apostate country must be fought, and all facilities used as bases by the apostate regime must be destroyed.

9. The “People of the Book” (meaning primarily Christians and Jews) living in Arab countries today are not protected by the dhimma laws (which regulate the status of non-Muslim minorities under Islamic rule), since their conduct violates these laws. If they wish to receive protection, they must enter into a new contract with the ISI, based on the Laws of Omar.(1)

10. The ISI is not bound by any agreement formed by the occupiers with any individual or group in Iraq . The occupiers are therefore warned not to form an agreement with any party in Iraq without the ISI’s approval.