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Brotherhood Imposes Jizya Tribute on Egypt’s Christians

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The return of jizya. Historically, non-Muslims had to pay tribute to their Islamic masters.  This practice was interrupted in the 19th century, thanks to European intervention. Today it’s back thanks to Western intervention.

Now 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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  • MJ

    “with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued”

    willing: “disposed or consenting; inclined”

    submission: “unresistingly or humbly obedient”


    feeling: “a consciousness or vague awareness of..”

    subdued: “quiet; inhibited; repressed; controlled’

    Other being made conscious of a state of subjugation (repressive action of control) become consenting, willingly (unresistingly) subjects of Muslim direction.

    So Other by Islamic logic become willingly oppressed and subject to another cultures dictates – the whole of the Quran is exactly like this regards Other.

    Islams definition of Freedom/Democracy for Other – ‘willingly accepted oppression’

    This is a culture which must be removed from the Public Square immediately before its Islamic deformed logic in time and space does anymore damage.

  • randy63ism

    So now we have come full cycle with the dreaded jizya re-instated and imposed upon population groups that predate any Muslim presence, and we, as a nation, reduced to being agents of the Muslim Brotherhood. How pathetic, how deplorable. We have some rank stupid pols in Washington, many, downright seditious, including the MB operative/community organizer currently squatting at 1600 Penn. Ave.
    It is not the Assad regime that needs to be toppled, it’s the one closer to home (including those idiots, McCain, Lindsey Graham, et al.)

  • Denise

    The whole Obama presidency has amounted to nothing but one huge jizya tax in support of Muslim terrorism.

  • frank

    Once a holy christian nation, the US will now be cursed because of its leaders decision to support the muslim jihadists.

  • mapache

    they tax people into submission ? hmm, now that is a group Obama can get behind.

  • Nina Sage

    I predict, a mass exodus of Christians from the Mideast similar to the Jewish exodus
    after world war two. These are the people we need to aid, not muslims.

    • Chanah Robinsky

      only problem the Christians have nowhere to go at least the Jews had Israel when expelled from the M.E, I long for the day that wi’ll se an islamic exodus from the west back to the east

  • thegoldman

    Chalk up another win for obama…

    Because he is so smart…

  • stoppitnow

    Our leaders continue telling us that immigration is good for us and Britain.
    How long before Muslims try this in the areas where they are the majority?
    It’s all Europe in danger. Our politicians should be tried for treason against their own people.
    We are already seeing calls for Sharia Law and we have about 80 Sharia Courts in Britain. Immigration is a disaster.
    The former Yugoslavia shows us what happens when people from different backgrounds can no longer live together, look how it broke up. The map of Europe will change again with new Muslim countries being formed from our lands.