The Return of Jizya to Egypt

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


dhimmitude1Now that the attacks on Egypt’s Christian churches have subsided, stage two of the jihad — profiting from the fear and terror caused by stage one — is setting in: reports are arriving that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in south Minya province to pay jizya — the money, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords “with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued” to safeguard their existence, as indicated in Koran 9:29.

According to Fr. Yunis Shawqi, who spoke yesterday to Dostor reporters in Dalga, all Copts in the village, “without exception,” are being forced to pay tribute, just as their forefathers did nearly 1400 years ago when the sword of Islam originally invaded Christian Egypt.  He said that the “value of the tribute and method of payment differ from one place to another in the village, so that, some are being expected to pay 200 Egyptian pounds per day, others 500 Egyptian pounds per day…”

In some cases, those not able to pay have been attacked, their wives and children beaten and/or kidnapped.  As a result, some 40 Christian families have now fled Dalga, joining the ever growing list of displaced Christians in the Middle East.

It’s the same in Syria and Iraq. ”Rebels” recently went to a Christian man’s “shop and gave him three options: become Muslim; pay $70,000 as a tax levied on non-Muslims, known as jizya; or be killed along with his family….  Androus from Mosul, Iraq… says he received a similar demand via telephone. ‘Because you are infidels, you have to pay jizya,’ he recalled being told over the phone. ‘Either you pay jizya, or we will kill you or your son.’”

Collecting jizya from non-Muslims was interrupted in the 19th century, thanks to European intervention.  Today, the jizya and other injustices against Mideast Christians — in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq — have returned precisely thanks to Western intervention, in this case, U.S. support for the Muslim Brotherhood and its jihadi offshoots.

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  • Demetrius Minneapolis

    Sounds like a nice idea for America. Okay muslim, get down on your knees and bow and lay a George Washington at my feet. Yes, this can work!

    • knowshistory

      that would be justice. in America, justice is a forgotten concept. we have social justice, which is the opposite of justice, but not justice. a more likely outcome is that you bow and present a rial to the muslim invader invited by traitors of both criminal parties, to the applause of liberals and our traitorous media. what George w “religion of peace” bush did to us due to shocking, incredible, breath-taking stupidity, his successor does due to fervor for his evil religion.

  • Aizino Smith

    Liberals do not care.

    This actually excites them.

    • eib

      One day more liberal, one eternity more stupid.

  • eib

    Islam is profane and Mohammed is a false prophet.
    And now they want to make dissent into a profit-making enterprise for the Ummah. Trust Muslims to put a price on freedom of speech & religion.

    • defcon 4

      “Trust Muslims to put a price on freedom of speech and religion” that is, if they allow it at all, which, if muslime states are any indication, seems highly unlikely.

      • eib

        People who are not Christians and Jews do not even have the right to life in Islam. So it’s more than just putting a price of free speech. Even those who pay the price are not safe.

        Islam is profane, chaotic and a threat to the entire world.
        There is nothing of God in it.

        To practice a religion falsely as an individual isn’t as terrible a sin as to practice a profane religion that demands blood-sacrifice, eternal war, and propitiary magic.
        Islam is nothing more than the worship of Moloch.

  • knowshistory

    the city of Alexandria was conquered by islam after a siege that had apparently failed, because a Christian opened the gates to the invaders. Christians in Egypt have been humiliated, persecuted, abused, and/or murdered ever since. there is a lesson there, but our dear liberals cannot understand it. in the west, today, infidels (Christians, jews, atheists, et al) are opening the gates of their countries to Islamic invaders. does anyone see the parallel?

  • LindaRivera

    Anti-freedom, humanity haters, Western ruling elites, especially British and European TRAITOR leaders are deliberately colonizing Western countries with many millions of Muslims. This is being done by our Western leaders to utterly destroy our safety, freedom and human rights.

    Instead of helping and rescuing severely persecuted Christians and other persecuted non-Muslims, Western leaders who are rabid Christian-haters/Jew-haters, have flooded our countries with Muslims and FORCED non-Muslims via their taxes, in a form of jizya, to financially provide for the many millions of imported Muslims.

    Muslim Violence in German Schools
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbEpB3Q7vwk

    • eib

      The Turk remains the Turk.
      Germans, study your history. Stop imagining you have friends where there are none.

  • LindaRivera

    Join the European Defense Leagues! Join the European Freedom Parties!

    Join the heroic English Defence League! http://www.englishdefenceleague.org/

    Join the revolution! Join Paul Weston’s heroic political party in Britain, LIBERTY GB! http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/

    Paul Weston’s outstanding article: Racism and Media Double Standards in Britain
    http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/news-libertygb/6017-racism-and-media-double-standards-in-britain

    Via intimidation, threats and violence Muslim immigrants CONTROL Europe and Britain:
    Muslim Immigration Destroying Sweden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA1VB2ZMyDY

  • LindaRivera

    We are utterly BETRAYED by our TRAITOR leaders who ADORE Islam and HATE our NON-Muslim people.

    The Islamisation of sweden

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIrcNL9PfUU

  • tokoloshiman

    send all the left wing maniacs to live there and lets see how they like it.
    think they would change their views or just go along with the cultural differences
    head in the sand attitude.

  • Leland64

    Islam is a murderous ideology disguised as a religion. It is aggressive and seeks to impose Sharia Law on all non-Muslims by Jihad and eventual conquest. We cannot fight Islam using western politically correct rules and expect to survive. Fight fire with fire or prepare to submit. Weakness like that displayed by Obama only spurs Muslim lust for blood and conquest. I suspect the time is not far off when we be forced to destroy extremist Islam or be destroyed.

  • defcon 4

    I’ll pay the muslimes in lead, as well as collaborators of same.

  • Bill James

    wikipedia
    The dhimmis posture during the collection of the jizya must be that they lower themselves, walking on their hands, reluctantly; on the authority of Ibn ’Abbas (al Tabari).[118]They then shall be dragged one by one for the exacting of payment. When paying, the dhimmi will receive a blow and will be thrown aside so that he will think that he has escaped the sword through this..

    Dhimmis were forbidden to ride horses or camels;
    they were only allowed to ride donkeys and only on packsaddles, a prohibition
    that has its roots in the Pact of Umar.[36] In the 18th century, Damanhuri, rector of Al-Azhar University, summed up the consensus of
    Islamic jurists: “Neither Jew nor Christian should ride a horse, with or
    without saddle. They may ride asses with a packsaddle.”[127]

    An additional requirement for dhimmis was not ride astride, but only sidesaddle, like a woman.[128] In the Mamluk Egypt, where non-Mamluk Muslims were not allowed to ride horses and camels, dhimmis were prohibited even from riding donkeys inside cities.[129] The same prohibition imposed on dhimmis was recorded in the 19th century in Damascus,[130] as well as in Tunisia.[131]