Egypt: Desire for Money—Jizya—Prompts Attacks on Christians

If growing numbers of Muslims in Egypt have an intrinsic hatred for all things Christian—most recently demonstrated by the torching of eight Christian homes on the rumor that a church was being built—let us not forget that this hate has instrumental, that is, economic benefits: the extortion of money from the non-believer—tribute from the conquered infidels to their Islamic overlords—otherwise known as jizya.

Christian homes set aflame due to rumors that a church was being built.

Consider: on June 24, hundreds of Muslims surrounded a Coptic church in Egypt, vowing to kill its priest—who was locked inside serving morning mass to several parishioners. The Muslims cried “We will kill the priest, we will kill him and no one will prevent us,” adding that they would “cut him to pieces.”

As usual, police and security forces gave the terrorists ample time to terrorize—appearing a full five hours after the incident began; and when they escorted the priest out, it “looked as if he was the criminal, leaving his church in a police car.”

What, exactly, did the rioting Muslims want this time? Why were they threatening to kill the priest?

The official story is that they were livid that the priest had earlier tried to make renovations to the 100-year old church—Islam forbids building new or repairing old churches. After forcing renovations to cease on threats that they would demolish the church, they also tried to banish the priest, giving him 50 days to quit the region. The priest’s time was up, yet he refused to abandon his flock. Hence, the wild attack.

However, Arabic news sources like El-Bashayer reveal a different, more practical, motivation: the desire to extort money from the Christians—echoed in an earlier report as a desire for a “donation” from the church:

Security forces succeeded in rescuing the life of the priest of St. George Church in Beni Ahmad, west of al-Minya, from being killed at the hands of the Salafists because of his refusal to pay them jizya money, according to sources…. [T]he church’s priest had declared that the Copts would not pay jizya, in any way, shape, or form. This is what caused the Salafists to want to banish him from the region, so they could collect jizya from the Copts.

This is not surprising; anyone following the growing Islamization of Egypt knows that increasing numbers of Muslims—called “Salafists,” that is, those who seek only to emulate Muhammad and the early generations of Islam—have been eying their Christian neighbors as easy sources for quick cash.

For instance, who could forget Egyptian preacher Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini’s recent lament that Muslims would alleviate their economic woes if only they would return to the good old days of Islam, when abducting and selling or ransoming infidels was a great way of making a living. (Accordingly, weeks later, two teenage Christian girls in Egypt were reported as kidnapped, held ransom, and then “sold” to another group.)

Nor is this outlook limited to self-professed “Salafists”: Earlier, Dr. Amani Tawfiq, a female professor at Egypt’s Mansoura University, said “If Egypt wants to slowly but surely get out of its economic situation and address poverty in the country, the jizya has to be imposed on the Copts.” And days ago, Hazim Abu Isma’il, who is running for Egypt’s presidency, vowed he would impose the jizya on Egypt’s Christians.

Indeed, Al Azhar—Egypt’s, if not the Islamic world’s, top authority, often accused of being too “moderate” by Salafists—recently made Islam’s official position clear when its grand leader, Imam Ahmad Tayeb, defying history and reality, proclaimed that “the Copts have been living in Egypt for over 14 centuries in safety, and there is no need for all this artificial concern over them,” adding that “true terrorism was created by the West.”

  • Mario

    I am still waiting for the islamophobia accusing crowd especially CAIR condemn this violence. However in all cases I have read and heard, there is always a rebuttal. Never a straight to the point condemnation. No point of waiting for that condemnation in my lifetime.

  • common sense

    Christians should get out of Egypt, since majority are Muslims? Will Israel accept some Egyptian Christians..oh no because Israel belongs to only Jews–nobody else can have rights in Israel other than Jews.

    • Realist

      Muslim Arabs live peacefully in Isreal and serve in the government. Could the same be said for any other Arab country?

    • JJJ

      Are you high or just an antiJewish bigot with ideological diarrhoea?

    • ICE


  • WilliamJamesWard

    How stupid for the Muslims to attack the Copts and desire mug money, do they
    have any idea of how many non Muslim tourists they keep away and lose the
    money that has been keeping them going. Leave Egypt to the Islamist thugs
    and it will become not third but a fourth or fifth world desert in hell………William

    • Jameela

      Allah Emancipates Christian Slaves

      Allah reveals that Christians are slaves of the Jews; however, Allah emancipates you evil, corpse-eating, blood-drinking ghouls from your greedy, oppressive and hostile Jew masters in the following Verses of the Qur’an:

      (Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad) whom they find written with them in the Taurat (Torah) {Deut, xviii 15} and the Injeel {Gospel} (John xiv, 16)—he commands them for Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained); and forbids them from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); He allows them as lawful At-Tayyibat (i.e. all good and lawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods), and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khaba’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons and foods), He releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allah’s Covenant with the children of Israel), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. So those who believe in him (Muhammad), honour him, help him, and follow the light (the Qur’an) which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be the successful.)

      (To Him is the return of all of you. The Promise of Allah is true. It is He Who begins the creation and then will repeat it, that He may reward with justice those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah—Islamic Monotheism) and did deeds of righteousness. But those who disbelieved will have a drink of boiling fluids and painful torment because they used to disbelieve.)

      Now that the truth has come to you deluded Christian slaves, only the most vile and wicked of you diabolical dogs, those pre-destined to spend eternity in the Hell-fire, will continue to worship a murdered Jew as god by eating his corpse, drinking his blood and invoking Satan in his original form, a smokeless flame of fire, by lighting candles on the altar. The remainder of you Christian cannibals can pull your forked tongues out of your Jew masters deformed a$$e$ and use it to praise and give thanks to Allah, your Lord and Creator. You Christian slaves should wake up from your Jew-induced trance aka the American “Dream” and quit your day jobs as the Jews toilet paper, because it only pays $hit in the life of this world and it will pay torment in the Hereafter as revealed in the following Verse of the Qur’an:

      (For those who answered their Lord’s Call [believed in the Oneness of Allah and followed His Messenger Muhammad {pbuh} i.e. Islamic Monotheism] is Al-Husna (i.e. Paradise). But those who answered not His Call (disbelieved in the Oneness of Allah and followed not His Messenger Muhammad {pbuh}), if they had all that is in the earth together with its like, they would offer it in order to save themselves (from the torment, but it will be in vain). For them there will be the terrible reckoning. Their dwelling-place will be Hell; and worst indeed is that place for rest.)

      ([This is the] Revelation sent down from the Lord of the Alamin [mankind, jinn and all that exists].)

      ([He is Allah] Owner of High Ranks and Degrees, the Owner of the Throne. He sends the revelation by His Command to any of His slaves He wills, that he (the person who receives revelation) may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting [i.e. the Day of Resurrection].

      (And we sent not a Messenger except with the language of his people, in order that he might make (the Message) clear for them. Then Allah misleads whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.)

      (Your Ilah [God] is One Ilah [God-Allah, none has the right to be worshipped but He])

      (“And indeed, We created man from dried [sounding] clay of altered mud. And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.”).

      (And I have created the jinn and men only to worship Me).

      (And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.”)

      • ICE

        GODS NAME



        When your leader sat in a cave and was looking for a god to pray to, he decided to go with al ilah which became allah of today, the moon god, god of reflection. This means the Quran was nothing but a reflection of the Torah & Bible, and instead of God Almighty, ELOHIM, you settled for Satan and a black box in the desert supposedly guarded by Gabriel. I scoff at this because it is guarded by the Demon Tyrol. I can't get over how foolish you are to think the 8th Mufti– false prophet and the 12th mufti, Anti-Christ are going to change anything, except your demise.

  • Jameela

    Christians are Devil-Worshipping, Cannibalized Vampires

    I advise Christians to read the Qur’an and discover what your evil jinn aka Jew masters have kept concealed from you. Do not read the Koran, as it is a satanic version of the Qur’an, authored by evil Jew’s to hide their satanic origins; the Children of Satan aka the Children of Israel. Christian’s arrogance is only exceeded by their brutal stupidity, as Muslims and Jews both know the following Commandments invalidate Christianity; yet Christians continue to disobey Allah and perform vile, uncivilized, inhumane and depraved acts of cannibalism and vampirism on a dead Jews corpse and call it “Holy” Communion. Christians are being willfully ignorant, as they all know it was Allah and NOT Jesus who parted the Red Sea to allow the Jews to escape the pursuing Egyptians and the vampires also know that it was Allah and NOT Jesus who spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai; yet the delusional ghouls continue to worship a murdered, Jew as their god.

    1.You shall have no other gods before Me.
    2.You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth.

    Christians worship their murdered Jew god by eating his tortured and battered corpse like cannibals; they exceed all religious bounds by drinking his blood like vampires. Christianity was founded on violence, as Christians have taken the murder weapon (cross) as their symbol of faith; as the cross is nothing more than an object from the crime scene and Christian’s penchant for violence is never-ending as they regularly use violence against their own defenseless children; as violence against their own children is called for in their forged “Holy” Bible .You spare the rod, you spoil the child). However, the most vile and evil act the depraved Christians perform in their pagan rituals is the invocation of Satan in his original form; “a smokeless flame of fire” when they light candles on the altar. Christianity is permeated with sects of violent terrorist cells; the Aryan Brotherhood, a violent and racist sect and the KKK, whose sole purpose for existence is to inflict Christian terror into African-Americans and the hooded cowards use their symbol of faith; the cross, which they set ablaze and leave behind as their ‘terrorist’ calling card; yet they are not the most evil sect of Christians. Evangelicals are the most evil of sects within the cult of Christianity; Evangelicals are the evilest of “all” mankind. Evangelicals are not satisfied with merely eating the corpse and drinking the blood of their dead Jew god and invoking Satan in his original form. Evangelicals invite demons to possess their bodies so they can communicate (Speaking in Tongues) with Satan and they actually believe demonic possession is acceptable because the demons (ghosts and spirits) are “Holy” Spirits and “Holy” Ghosts.

    The Jew’s forgery of the Holy Bible has reduced it to an instruction manual (How to Worship and Serve Your Hostile Jew Masters for Dummies) for those stupid enough to be a Christian. Christianity only benefits the Jews in the life of this world and it will be of no benefit to anyone in the Hereafter; but will be the justification for an eternity of torment and humiliation in the Hell-fire for those who call themselves Christians. You Christian ghouls have two options; you can continue to follow your greedy and hostile Jew masters to the Hell-fire from which their father Israel aka Satan was created and will return; or you can follow Allah, the God of your father, Adam, to Paradise, from which he was created. Additionally, you Christians can improve your mental health by getting off your mind-debilitating, Christian Cannibal Cuisine of cursed Jew (pork), Jew-god corpse and Jew-god blood. Why in the hell do you cannibalized ghouls eat the corpse of your DEAD, Jew man-god?

    Messenger of Allah
    & Defender of Islam

    • ICE

      You think the Jinn are evil? Again I scoff at your foolish and false prophetic attempt to ridicule Christians and Jews. The Jinn are the Angel of Death, Jhamba the controller of weather and the earth, These spirits take orders from God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. There are many more. I know why you say these Jinn are Evil, they have attacked your home, governments, weather, and turned the land into a desert the same as your faith. Soon you will see the real power of the Jinn. This will happen in a few months, so if you want to call us bad names do so at your peril. I am going to ROTFLMAO, AT YOUR PLIGHT.

  • Jameela

    We are ALL Arabs, Except the Jews

    (“I convey to you the Messages of my Lord and give sincere advice to you. And I know from Allah what you know not.”)

    Allah reveals in the following Verse of the Qur’an the entire earth’s population are descendants of Adam, with the exception of the Jews, as they are the Children of Iblis aka Israel.

    (O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa] (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women; and fear Allah through Whom you demand (your mutual rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.)

    It is revealed in the following Hadith, that Adam spoke Arabic, which means Adam was an Arab, and ALL the Children of Adam are of Arab descent. And this is the reason Allah sent the Children of Adam an Arab Prophet aka Prophet Muhammad [phuh].

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam in His Image, sixty cubits (about 30 metres) in height. When He created him, He said (to him), “Go and greet that group of angels sitting there, and listen what they will say in reply to you, for that will be your greeting and the greeting of your offspring.” Adam (went and) said, “As-Salamu Alaikum [peace be upon you].” They replied, “As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah {Peace and Allah’s mercy be on you).” So they increased Wa Rahmatullah.” The Prophet added, “So, whoever will enter Paradise, will be of the shape and picture of Adam. Since then the creation of Adam’s {offspring} {i.e. stature of human beings} is being diminished up to the present time.

    The dirty-white race is the race furthest removed from the racial purity of our Arab father Adam, and by default, this makes the dirty-white race the morally and melanin depleted garbage race and not the master race, only master fools. Allah will dispose of the dirty-white garbage race in the manner in which Allah Disposes of the garbage that He has created. Allah Will burn the dirty-white garbage race in the bowels of the Hell-fire for worshipping a murdered Jew as god, along with their evil Jew masters. Allah reveals the Jew’s father in the following Verse of the Qur’an:

    (I (Allah) made them (Iblis and his offspring) not to witness (nor took their help in) the creation of the heavens and the earth and not (even) their own creation, nor was I (Allah) to take the misleaders as helpers.)

    ([This is the] Revelation sent down from the Lord of the Alamin [mankind, jinn and all that exists].)

    ([He is Allah] Owner of High Ranks and Degrees, the Owner of the Throne. He sends the revelation by His Command to any of His slaves He wills, that he (the person who receives revelation) may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting [i.e. the Day of Resurrection].

    (And to warn those [Jews, Christians, and pagans] who say, “Allah has begotten a son [or offspring or children].”)

    (No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot sons and daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie.)

    (Your Ilah [God] is One Ilah [God-Allah, none has the right to be worshipped but He])

    (“And indeed, We created man from dried [sounding] clay of altered mud. And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.”).

    (And I have created the jinn and men only to worship Me).

    (And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.”)

    Messenger of Allah
    & Defender of Islam

    18 April 2011

    • ICE

      You have never seen the Jinn, I have. You are a loser that just jumps up and down yelling obscenities. You are a foolish pedophile, bestial, butt loving, Satan worshiping, Idol worshiping, child molesting, wife beating, despicable piece of decayed PORK FAT. That has never been found in the Universe before.
      You never put verses from the Quran up with out adding to them. This means that the Quran is open to interpretation, That is why in the original Quran, the book to read was the Torah, or the Bible. So by default we can say after the revision of the Quran in 1948. The Medina Quran became the book to read and not the Torah or the Bible. Thus Islam died in 1948. So today you have the name mohommedist. How does it feel to suck. God Almighty, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and Mother Mary will look not to kindly upon your blasphemies so have a nice day.

  • Jameela

    Kill The Pig Poachers of Palestine

    (Al-Jihad {holy fighting} in Allah’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of the pillars (on which it stands). By Jihad Islam is established, Allah’s Word is made superior, (His Word being La ilaha illallah which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and His Religion (Islam) is propagated. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfill this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.)

    (The Jews say: “Allah’s Hand is tied up [i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty].” Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends [of His Bounty] as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from your Lord (Allah) increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they ever strive to make mischief on the earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun [mischief-makers].)

    (And you see many of them [Jews] hurrying towards sin and transgression, and eating illegal things [as bribes and Riba (usury). Evil indeed is that which they have been doing.)

    (And they have invented a kinship between Him and the jinn, but the jinn know well that they have indeed to appear [before Him] [i.e. they will be called to account].)

    (He [Isa-Jesus] was not more than a slave. We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel [i.e. his creation without a father].)

    (And (remember) when We sent towards you (Muhammad [PBUH]) a group of (three to ten persons) of the jinn, (quietly) listening to the Qur’an. When they stood in the presence thereof, they said: “Listen in silence!” And when it was finished, they returned to their people, as warners.)

    (They said: “O our people! Verily, we have heard a Book (this Qur’an) sent down after Musa (Moses), confirming what came before it: it guides to the truth and to a Straight Path (i.e. Islam).)

    (And indeed Musa [Moses] came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were Zalimun [polytheists and wrong-doers.]

    (Verily, We took the covenant of the Children of Israel and sent Messengers to them. Whenever there came to them a Messenger with what they themselves desired not, a group of them they called liars and others among them they killed.)

    (And they set up rivals to Allah, to mislead men from His Path! Say: “Enjoy your brief life! But certainly, your destination is the [Hell] Fire!”)

    (Is it not [the case] that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throw it aside? Nay [the truth is:] most of them believe not.)

    (They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great. You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided. That is because they are a people who understand not.)

    (They are like their immediate predecessors [the Jews of Banu Qainuqa, who suffered); they tasted the evil result of their conduct, and [in the Hereafter, there is] for them a painful torment.)

    (And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.)

    Verses of the Qur’an Compiled by:

    Messenger of Allah

    • ICE

      I can say without equivocation that there will be no Mohommedists, Muslims, Islamist's left on this planet, by 2016. Thank you God Almighty, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Jameela-Shlameela-Shlameal get real, Islam comes on the World scene
    fourteen hundred years ago with bondage for all those who are vile enough
    to be part of it, a religion of slavery. God did not bring this about it was the
    fallen Satan and his followers who hate God and man. You should wake up
    and see that God liberates mankind and does not enslave, He brings freedom
    and love were you bring the chains of domination and hate with a bloody
    sword. Fear is what guides you to Islam and it's founders were foul beings,
    murderers and adulterers before the day they were born. Time in this world is
    short and you should recognize what you are pushing is not just wrong it is
    evil and vile. The loss of your soul is guaranteed if you do not repent of the
    evil one and look for the true God, as a Christian I would hate to see any soul
    lost to perdition but understand that God gave us free will and all are able to
    choose for themselves but you would take the God given freedom to choose
    away, does that not make you question what you are doing. God is liberating
    find the true God not the snake riding maurader of old's despicable invention.

  • Veronique

    Well Jameela, all I can say is that if you are the Messenger of Allah, Allah must be one evil deity. What god would continually want to destroy his creations. No, only a jealous deity.

  • JRD

    Gods plan is to let man choose good or evil. We have the free will to choose and we are all given the gift to know the difference between right and wrong.

    Satan's plan is to make the choices for us all. Decide what is right or wrong for us and FORCE us to do what he says. The glory would be his and not God's.

    God is love and peace and free will. How can a religion that FORCES people with threats, violence, war, Jihad, death and demanding Jizya be from God?

    Why can Muslims not see this?

    Do you think if God was on Earth he would FORCE us all to his will? If that is his plan to force us to do what he asks, I think he is more than capable of doing that himself. No need for Islam. No. That is not his plan. We must choose for ourselves and ANY RELIGION that FORCES people to do something they don't want to is EVIL.

    The right to make our own decisions and choose whether we act good or evil is from God. Anything or anyone that makes those decisions for you is part of Satan's plan. Why do you think we take away those liberties from criminals when we throw them in jail? Because it is a punishment, just as Islam is. Islam seeks to take away the same liberties from you as the ones we take from criminals when we throw them in Jail. This CANNOT be from God.

  • Eraina

    Jameela is a perfect example of the vile barbarism of Islam. Her posts should not be permitted on this site. She is truly sick with hatred, violence and savagery.

  • art

    Her posts are very useful because they show how muslims think and what we are up against, Amongst her peers she is considered a liberal democrat……(does that group ring a bell ??)

  • Yeshayahu Goldfeld

    It seems quite evident that Islam and other religious and political traditions of the world are incompatible.Muslims in their countries are of course entitled to their believes and
    customs ,however Muslims should be vigorously opposed in spreading Islam in countries that consider Islam a barbaric abomination.

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  • ICE

    This is correct only to the extent that Mother Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. Muslims have distorted the reason that Jesus Christ was born. First Jesus Christ was and is the Messiah, not just a healer and teacher as the first Quran spoke of. Second if Mohammed was the last prophet and the seal of the prophet was put on him, why did the number of virgins change from 200 and Mohammed said to 101, 100 finally 72, also these virgins are Demons not boys, girls, animals, but Demons. I am tired o the Lies and more lies. The changing of the truth to fit you purpose and more lies to cover up the other lies. Revising the quran everytime it is discovered that it lies.