The Specter of Jizya Returns to Egypt

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And Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni—the secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party which won 40% of the votes—reportedly said that Copts would not pay jizya now, implying that the idea of collecting tribute from subdued “dhimmi” Copts is very much alive among the Brotherhood, only dormant till a more opportune moment (naturally, the Brotherhood later denied he said such a thing).

Moreover, increasing numbers of attacks on Christians in Egypt revolve around extorting jizya.  For instance, last summer a priest was almost

killed at the hands of the Salafis because of his refusal to pay them jizya money…. [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 Salafis to want to banish him from the region, so they could collect jizya from the Copts.

Here, then, is another truism: Wherever and whenever there are calls to return to “true Islam”—whether by 9th century Ibn Hanbal, 14th century Ibn Taymiyya, 18th century Abdul Wahhab, or 21st century Salafis, and the countless no-names in between—it is the surrounding non-Muslims who will always be first to suffer; first, in the words of Koran 9:29, to “pay the jizya [tribute] with willing submission, and feel themselves utterly subdued.”

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  • kafir

    As a group, muslims need others (non-muslims) in order to survive. Without humans that are productive and work, muslims and islam would starve. In much the way that organized crime works, so does islam. They don't believe that they should have to do anything of value when they can just take it from "others". Leave islam to be islam. They are what they are. It is what it is.

    The only place I will ever submit, is here…….for my comment.

    allahu snackbar

  • StephenD

    I have said it before Kafir, and you are more accurate than some may think. Think about it, with the Mob you either are or become one of them, or pay "protection" money (jizya tax), or…die. In fact, I'd bet if it were possible, we'd find that this is where the Mafia got the idea; from the Muslims.
    My prayer is they go the same route as the Mob and have to live until their death in the shadows like the vermin they are.

  • LindaRivera

    Obama made a special point of inviting his BIG favorites, the Muslim Brotherhood, to his speech in Cairo. Behind the scenes, America worked to oust U.S. ally, moderate Mubarak, and bring to power the Muslim Brotherhood whose stated goal is global Islamic conquest and the DESTRUCTION of civilization.

    28 Jan 2011. The Telegraph: Egypt protests: America’s secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising. The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

  • LindaRivera

    Not one single dollar of American money should be given to Egypt.

    WHY are American taxpayers being forced to pay jizya?

  • jeff

    Islam has never brought enlightenment to the world. It was their slaves that created beauty in architecture, math, and art. Islam is a death cult, a johnny come lately, that could not stand being a part of Judaism or Christianity. It is an Arab monstrosity grown from envy.

  • M. Archer

    With Obama and Kerry as American freinds who needs enemies. The support for the destruction of the American way of life by the funding and political support of America's enemies is no longer just a moral question for our so called "leaders" it is now clearly grounds for their being brought up on charges of sedition. The scariest part is the continued slumber of the "christian right" in America who have yet to stand up and demand the impeachment of those who sell them to the slaughter for political expediancy and in the name of political correctness. The communist manifesto was correct and becomes the blueprint for our demise as a country. Who would have thought that it would be the American people who would facilitate their own destruction. It is way past time for the sleeping giant of religious right to rise up and say "I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more!!

  • waterwillows

    The Lord is preparing to go to war with His enemies. He will wring the neck of evil. We had best be preparing to be on the right side, as there is nothing in the universe that can oppose Him. As they told me; "there is a limit".

    I am an old woman, I can not forever stand in the gap. Beware.

  • Kevin LePage

    This rise of Islam in the European and Asian nations, these revolutions in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt are all part of Islam's rise to power.
    We allow that to happen. God allows us this apathy towards our brethren in Christ. But only to a point and by the looks of it; that point in time is coming our way far faster than we care to think.
    These adherents to the moon god will bring us to Armageddon; that is the point where God will step in.
    Shame and horrors will visit those who live in this pagan worship and their self righteous sycophants.

  • Seraphime

    Do not take any support for this barbaric rule by forcing the west countries to stop tradings and dropping funds any kind of funds to this future government of egypt. Do not even think of going on vacation by touring to those magical historical egypt location of the pharaoh time. Let them stink n think that they can do it by themselves. Arent they suppose to destroy those pagan inheritance?

  • Heshsafkh

    to be honest i perfer paying Jizyah which is may be 4%that that bloody paying these higher Taxes 17% to 22%n

    • Al Dente

      Hussle on off to Egypt then, old boy…then stay there.