Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald calls for an end to the foreign aid through which Western governments have ended up funding the global jihad:
Zarqawi has three brothers, seven sisters. A family of eleven children. No industry (in the older sense of that word — work), no entrepreneurial activity, few resources. But as with the “Palestinians,” as with the rest of the Arab and Muslim world, as with the Muslim migrants within Europe, families of 11, 12, 13 children are not rare. In Europe they are on the dole. In those places where Arabs and Muslims have happened not to strike it rich through oil, they do not limit their family sizes. They do not ask for, nor receive, money from all the rich Arabs and Muslims. They ask for, and receive, and then receive more — no matter how the money is squandered or vanishes (as in the case of the billions that somehow evanesced when Arafat died, and not a single contributor to the “Palestinians” among those Europeans and the Americans has made a fuss, raised an eyebrow, asked for Abbas to find that money, or for Arafat’s widow to please hand back some of those billions or perhaps in her case merely hundreds of millions, or even tens of millions. Who knows how much the boys in the “Palestinian” Authority back room were skimming off the top? Instead, these contributors promised another $9 billion over the next 3 years.
And the same is true with Egypt, with Jordan, with Pakistan — countries that Saudi Arabia itself could fund entirely merely on the interest of the interest of the amount it takes in this year. Is the American government, the last guarantee of the personal safety of the princes and princelings of the House of Al-Saud, incapable of extracting $10-$20 billion — a pitiful sum — from the rich Arabs, and to have them give whatever is to be given to the Arabs and Muslims whom, the Americans continue blandly to believe, only need to be helped out of “poverty” to lessen or dampen their enthusiasm for “extremist” Islam? (Again, “extremist” Islam is not a complete fiction, but the word “extremism” itself implies that the problem only comes from an identifiable handful of “extremists.” Yet if one believes a resident of Zarqawi’s town, a mere “29 percent” of Jordanians would be practitioners of the good, true Islam, the kind Westerners like to call “extremist.”)
And if the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the people in the U.A.E., Bahrain, and elsewhere among the rich, extraordinarily rich, extraordinarily corrupt, extraordinarily decadent, extraordinarily mendacious and meretricious to the Infidels, extraordinarily vicious and indifferent to the mistreatment of non-Muslims and non-Arab Muslims as well, within their own domains — if these people can be forced to share a tiny bit of their unearned and unmerited wealth with the poor Arabs and Muslims, that will have many good effects.
The first is that we, the Infidels, will no longer be paying that jizyah of foreign aid. Why do I call it “jizyah”? Because it represents a payment, from Infidels (America, Europe) to Muslims. That payment, that so-called “foreign aid,” has lost, if it ever possessed, the quality of being an act of voluntary charity. It is now something that continues to flow despite the disappearance or pocketing or misapplication of such aid, and despite the fact that it often goes to fund people who in turn may be helping promote the Jihad — most obviously the Lesser Jihad within the Middle East itself against Jews in Israel and Christians everywhere in that Middle East, but also that Greater Jihad against all non-Muslims, and not only Christians and Jews, everywhere in the world.
Does the E.U., does the United States, have the will to simply cut off Egypt, Jordan, the “Palestinians,” and others, and to tell them it is long past time for them to end their relentless Jihad against Israel, to stop persecuting the Copts, to stop treating the loss of Sunni power in Iraq as equivalent to an “Infidel” takeover, to stop having ruling classes that pocket much of that aid? The atrocious behavior of these ruling classes causes the populace, which already dislikes or hates Infidels (how could it be otherwise?) now has yet one more reason to hate or despise them: they supply the money that is pocketed, and therefore helps to keep in power, the assorted Mubaraks of this world, and others in the same line of work, whether generals or phony “monarchs” of “royal” families such as the Al-Saud tribe. The House of Saud is a royal house because it simply happened to have a victory at Jabal Shammar in 1921 that sealed its resistible rise to power. It is a desert tribe, all daggers and dishdashas. Its pretensions come entirely from the fact of oil — oil that has been discovered, produced, found uses for entirely by the advanced Western world.
Egypt also hosts a vicious and corrupt regime. It is a world center of antisemitism and anti-Americanism, a phony stager of phony “democratic” reforms, a protector of, even encourager of, the Muslim tormenters of the Copts. (This is true even if the odd “court Copt” is trotted out to explain that Egypt is doing just fine.) It is a “staunch ally” that, like Jordan, has a population dead set against the Americans, not least because those same Americans hand over aid to the very regimes that rule over them, and that are obviously corrupt and obviously indifferent to the economic needs of the populace.
Meanwhile, in Iraq, the Americans shell out money for the “Iraqis” that the “Iraqis” could in fact obtain by borrowing against their future oil sales. Haven’t we spent quite enough? Isn’t $350 billion, not to mention the nearly $100 billion in Western — though not Arab — debt relief for Iraq that was obtained by the Americans — really quite enough?
And can’t the Americans demand that the Saudis come up with, not the pitiful $1 billion they have announced they will contribute to Iraq — i.e. about a day or two of oil earnings, while the Americans have spent $350 billion — $10 or $20 or $50 billion for Iraq? Can’t the Americans read that Al-Saud family the riot act, and tell them the days of ARAMCO propaganda, and those ex-diplomats and businessmen running around Washington, their pockets stuffed with Saudi money, will be exposed in Congress? And that the walking-around money that Prince Bandar used to take out of the Riggs National Bank and use for all sorts of things will be highlighted on national hearings? That money went to those “royal” and commoner Saudis who beat their servants, and those Saudi “students” who smashed their cars, who caused mayhem of every kind, and who were always bailed out by the Saudi Embassy, ever ready to take care of its own. When it wasn’t whisking its nationals and sometimes their half-American children back to Saudi Arabia, that Embassy was funding mosques and madrasas and so on all over the United States. Call it demurely “The U.S.-Saudi Connection.” Call it “a Congressional committee to Investigate Saudi Arabia.” Call it what you will. But have it take place. The Executive Branch should tell the Al-Saud that those escape houses and apartments that assorted Prince Turkis, Abdullahs, and so on have bought all over the West may not be quite so readily available, and that they had best not count on American forces being used to protect them should an Al-Qaeda-like threat emerge to disturb them. For if such a threat were to develop, the first priority, and possibly the only goal, would be to seize the oilfields of Al-Hasa, destroy whatever planes and other military equipment might be appropriated by a new regime, and sit tight, pumping the oil “for the benefit of mankind” and, oh yes, possibly a little for those “good Muslims” in Egypt, Jordan, and so on.
Zarqawi is insupportable. Nor can we support, in another sense, those families of 10, 11, 12, 13, 18 children that the Arab Muslims, not only in the Middle East, but all over Western Europe, appear to believe it is their right to have. Of course they do — they see it, they discuss openly, the use of such overbreeding as a way to overwhelm the Infidels. This has been said repeatedly all over the Muslim world. Think of Boumedienne of Algeria, in 1971 claiming that the Arabs would conquer France through Arab wombs (“les ventres”). That was in 1971, when there were possibly a million or so Muslims in France. There are now at least 6 million.
There is still time. Time for all sorts of acts, beginning with the imposition of a draft in France and elsewhere in Europe, so that the Infidel young can be trained while there is time. There should also be an end to Muslim migration, a deliberate creation of a Muslim-hostile environment, a cut in aid to large families (why are the Infidels supposed to fund the instruments of their own destruction?), and a thousand other things, including instead of government-funding of mosques to replace those “salafist” or “extremist” mosques, simply a closing of mosque after mosque that is shown to have some connection to the preaching of hate against Infidels. So central is this to Islam that such evidence will not be hard to find, especially if Arabic-speaking apostates or the truly laic are used as covert monitors of everything that goes on in those mosques. There must likewise be an ending of the money from rich Arabs outside — authorities should simply seize it, and keep it, and apply it to the huge costs of monitoring Muslim populations throughout the Western world. This would give even some rich Arabs second thoughts about funding the Jihad worldwide.
No, it is not only Zarqawi himself who should not be supported. It makes no sense for Infidel governments to continue to ignore both the interests and desires of their own citizens, who do not wish to support the likes of the Zarqawi family — not in Jordan, not in Egypt, not among the “Palestinians,” not in Pakistan, and not in Paris or Marseilles or Lyon or Madrid or Bradford or London or Berlin or Cologne or Brussels or Milan or Rome or Madrid or Barcelona or anywhere else within the lands, and civilization, the best products of which could never have been created, and their producers never have emerged, not for one minute, within the world of Islam.
Suicide is disturbing. It is even worse to be forced into it by our own timid or lazy or willfully ignorant leaders, whose task it is rather both to learn themselves, and then to instruct others, on the most important matters that will affect them. What is more important now and for the next half-century than Islam? This suicidal tendency among our leaders inflicts on people unwilling to go quietly — we the Infidels — the requirement that we not only go quietly when we do not wish to, but to collaborate with, to disregard the evidence and regard as our friends, those who do not wish us well, who wish only harm to us and our laws, customs, manners, and understandings.
Infidels are being asked, in supporting through the jizya of foreign aid, and through the domestic jizya of support for mosques, for large-family allowances, for free education and free housing and free everything else, in France most obviously and in the most pronounced fashion, but everywhere else in Western Europe as well, to fund their own suicide.
This can’t go on.