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The Fate of Infidels in Muslim-dominated Societies

Dato: Lørdag 26. september 2009

Throughout the last 1400 years the so-called dhimmies, Christian, Jewish, Zarathustrian and other non-muslim populations have lived in The House of Islam. What is their historical experience?

The Fate of Infidels in Muslim-dominated Societies

Saturday, September 26, 10.00 -15.00

The Free Press Society and Islam-critical Network host an international conference at Landstingssalen, Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen.

Throughout the last 1400 years the so-called dhimmies, Christian, Jewish, Zarathustrian and other non-muslim populations have lived in The House of Islam. What is their historical experience? What can we expect if Islamic domination spreads to new parts of Europe, which might very well be the case if the present demographical developments continue? Can we believe that Islam is the religion of tolerance?

In order to throw light on these issues we have invited some of the world's most qualified experts on Islamic theology and history.

Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions and take part in the discussion.
The conference language will be English.


Bat Ye'or: "The Experience of Dhimmitude: The Concept and its Manifestations"

Patrick Sookhdeo: "The Fate of Christians under Islam"

Andrew Bostom: "Islamic Antisemitism"

Sam Solomon: "The Treatment of Non-believers According to Islamic Theology"

Place: Landstingssalen, Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen.

Entry: DKK 175, which covers coffee, sandwich for lunch etc.

Registration: Attendees must register well in advance with our secretary, Kit Louise Strand at – at the very latest by September 24, at 12:00 noon.

Registration is binding. Payment takes place at the entrance between 09:00 and 10:00 AM. Please arrive early due to usual security precautions.

About the speakers:

Bat Ye'or is an Egyptian born historian and author of a number of pioneering works about the historical experience of dhimmitude and Islamic expansionist strategy. Among her works are The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam and Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis.

Patrick Sookhdeo holds PhDs from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, Western Seminary and Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary. He is adjunct professor at the George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, senior visiting fellow at The Defence Academy of the UK, visiting fellow at Cranfield University, visiting fellow at the Defence Academy of the UK and guest lecturer at the NATO School in Oberammergau. In addition he has served as an adviser to several governments and international organisations, among others in Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest book is Global Jihad: The Future in the Face of Militant Islam.

Andrew Bostom is associate professor of medicine at The Rhode Island Hospital, USA. In addition to his career in medical research, Dr. Bostom has published widely in the field of Islamic studies in such media as Washington Times, National Review Online, Revue Politique, FrontPageMagazine and American Thinker. He is the editor of two comprehensive collections of documents: The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History.

Sam Solomon is president of the Fellowship of Faith for Muslims in London. He has received a 15-year long classical education in Islamic law, but has subsequently converted to Christianity. Together with another convert, E. al-Maqdisi, Sam Solomon has authored Charter of Muslim Understanding, The Mosque Exposed and Modern Day Trojan Horse: Al-Hijra, The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration, Accepting Freedom or Imposing Islam?