Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald again discusses the urgent necessity of ending jizya payments to the Palestinians and others:
The largest transfer of wealth in human history is that from the oil-consuming nations to the oil-and-gas producing nations — the Arab and Muslim nations which are almost the entire membership of OPEC. Since 1973 some ten trillion dollars has gone to the OPEC countries. No one has had to lift a finger for that money. No hard work, no entrepreneurial flair, nothing. Just an accident of geology, and the discovery of that oil. Yet the finding of a use for that oil and the producing of that oil has been a work done almost entirely by Infidels.
Saudi Arabia alone takes in nearly $1 billion a day. Yet the Infidels have fallen into the trap of supplying foreign aid — aid that is equivalent to the Jizya because it is a transfer from Infidels to Muslims, with the Muslim recipients behaving as if they are entitled to it and it must continue “or else.” The Infidels who give it, for their part, treat it largely as something they simply “must give.” Look, for example, at the fear of offending Egypt by ending aid that it has done nothing to deserve. And yet that aid, just like the aid given to Arafat and the “Palestinians” of Fatah, will only provide the loot upon which to batten, and inevitably lead as an inevitable reaction to the anti-corruption impulse being given, as it must in any Islamic society, an Islamic cast and shape and form.
Stop the damned Jizyah. Let Muslims give money to other Muslims. Let Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and the U.A.E. give money to their fellow Arabs (renamed after 1967 the “Palestinian people”) if they wish. It will use up some of their discretionary income — the money that they now use to fund the mosques and madrasas and Muslim propaganda all over the Infidel world. It will not lead, as some fear, to an “increase in extremism,” because there is nothing more to increase. The “Palestinians,” whether of Hamas or of Fatah, are the self-primitivized local shock troops of the Lesser Jihad against Israel. There should never have been any payments to them in the first place by any Infidels.
And then cut, without giving any reason, the Infidel moneys now being sent to Egypt and to the other Muslim states. It is not only a matter of spending money on those who hate you, and will not, cannot be bought to see things differently. It is also a question of mimicking, in every respect, the classic behavior of dhimmis who fall into a pattern of automatic, unquestioning obedience to Muslim demands and acceptance of Muslim attitudes. This pattern must be broken — with a loud snap.
And finally, the aim should be to remove all the artificial life-support systems that the Western Infidel world has been providing, for so long, and so unwittingly, to Muslim polities and peoples. Let them stand on their own. Let them come to recognize that their political failures are in large part due to their contempt for locating the source of a government’s legitimacy in the people. Let them comes to recognize that their political failures stem from their being taught the habit of mental submission, and respect for the ruler as long as that ruler is a Muslim. Let them discover for themselves, and let the point be made again and again by articulate Infidels, that Muslim economic failures, despite the most fantastic unearned riches in the world, are a result of the Muslim Arab inshallah-fatalism, and the contempt for work that is such a characteristic of Arab and Muslim societies. In those societies the model is Muhammad, the perfect man, uswa hasana — Muhammad the plunderer, the looter, of the non-Muslims. Let Muslim states and peoples be forced to examine the social backwardness of their regimes and the institutionalized mistreatment of women in them. And do not be beguiled by the fake Muslim “feminists” who are so quick to revise their own views (see for example the smiling, amiable Fatima Mernissi, or Leila Ahmad) when they sense that Islam itself may be subject to attack, and who are so unlike those who, born into Islam, recognize that the source of the mistreatment of Muslim (and other) women by Muslims is to be sought in Islam itself.
Sorry, we Infidels choose not to oblige any further. And we will take that money and plow it into the most useful projects — solar and wind and nuclear energy — to contain and ultimately defeat the Jihad, over a very long time, by ending the sole real source of its wealth.
Stop the Jizyah – and not just to the “Palestinians” under Hamas, but to the “Palestinians” period, for they are the shock troops of the Lesser Jihad conducted by all Arab Muslims. And stop the Jizyah to the malevolent Egyptians, who failed completely to fulfill a single one of their solemn commitments under the Camp David Accords, and whose country has become a center not only of the expected antisemitism, but of anti-Americanism. And stop the aid to the meretricious Pakistanis, with those generals who offered the Taliban with every sort and condition of support, and who worked hand in glove with Dr. A. Q. Khan — a man whom they still not only proect (and keep far away from American interrogators), but continue to revere as the Great Hero of Pakistan. Stop the transfer of Infidel money, needed for energy programs in our own coutnries, to whatever Muslim peoples or states happen not to possess oil wealth, the largesse flung about to tutti quanti. Stop the payment of protection money to all those complacent, Jizyah-pocketing Muslims in their self-assured tracks. Just stop. blockquote>