Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald makes a proposal to Cairo and the dhimmis in Washington:
Foreign aid should be subject to return if the recipient fails to show that it has put that foreign aid to good use. That good use should include, in the first place, encouraging gratitude, and friendship, toward the giver of such aid. In Egypt’s case, there has been none.
Egypt has failed to fulfill a single one of its solemn commitments, not one of which amounted to anything like the requirement on Israel to relinquish the entire Sinai, together with three new airfields, oil fields, and roads (not to mention St. Catherine’s Monastery, which like all Christian sites can only be guaranteed by Israeli, and not Egyptian or other Muslim control). The carefully-controlled Egyptian press and television, instead of encouraging an end to hostilities with Israel, has instead whipped them up on every possible occasion — a television series based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion does not exactly fulfill the requirement of “ceasing to engage in hostile propaganda” that was imposed on Egypt by the Camp David Accords. The money that started to flow as a way to insure compliance with those Accords was given by the Americans and pocketed by the Egyptians, wrongly.
And since, further, the same Egyptian media that has whipped up more anti-Israel hatred has also managed to do the same with the American government, why should not the Americans ask the Egyptians to return the $60 billion?
That $60 billion could be applied to solar and wind energy, which together have received additional funding, according to the State of the Union address, of less than $100 million, or 1/60th that amount. $60 billion can do us a lot of good. Sending it to Egypt has done us no good whatsoever.
American taxpayers want that money back.
What Congressman will demand that this be looked into? Whether or not anything comes of such a demand is not important. The mere making of it, publicly, should get Egypt’s attention. The next stop is to start talking, publicly, about the concept of the “Jizyah” and about how very like the Jizyah is our foreign aid to Muslim countries, all Muslim countries. They take that aid for granted and are astounded when we make noises about cutting — much less ending — it. But we should end it. We need that money. We do not need to give it to those who hate us (see Qur’an, see Hadith, see the Sira, to find out for yourself what Muslims are taught about all Infidels, and what fate, in the Muslim view, lies in store for those Infidels).
We are those Infidels. That fate is what they have in store for us. Why are we supplying them with money?
Look at the Copts, Egyptian Muslims” nearest-to-hand Infidels. Do they enjoy equality of rights with Muslims? Of course not. Most Copts in Egypt, who must endure Islamic religious instruction — mandatory — in the schools, are keenly aware of their precarious situation. Many echo, for obvious reasons, the prevailing anti-Israel sentiments. This is a way for them to fit in and to be as “Egyptian” as the Muslims, who for the most part are descendants of those very Copts they persecute. These are people whose ancestors were forced, in difficult conditions, to convert in order to avoid the financial, legal, and social disabilities that make life so difficult for all non-Muslims under Islam. One wonders if any of them give a thought to those ancestors, or begin to question their own commitment to Islam.
Court Copts, such as the sad-eyed Boutros Boutros Ghali, are forced to lend their linguistic and diplomatic talents to a regime that secretly, they must despise. Boutros Boutros Ghali cannot forget that his own great-grandfather was assassinated in the teens of the past century, and that if he dared not to promote Egyptian and Muslim Arab interests, not only he, but many innocent Copts — essentially held hostage by Egyptian Muslims — would suffer.
It is only in the West that Copts can speak the truth about their situation — and then, only those who do not have close family members still in Egypt. But some do, and they should be heeded. If the American government could threaten to withhold $30 million to obtain a new trial, and of course a new verdict (guaranteed through the Egyptian judicial system’s total subservience to its political masters) for Saad Eddin Ibrahim, then it can damn well withhold every last penny until Egypt does the following:
1) Complies with its solemn undertakings to end all hostile propaganda toward Israel and to encourage all manner of friendly relations
2) Ends all anti-American campaigns in the hysterical press — which is carefully controlled (just look at what happens if someone mentions a word about Mubarak’s son’s prospects)
3) Ends all persecution of non-Muslims in Egypt, which will be determined by a committee that, from abroad, will monitor how such people — and especially the Copts — are treated.
The ridiculous support for the Mubarak regime began as a confused blend of “let’s pay off Sadat for his sheer wonderfulness” and “let’s keep paying off Egypt because the Sinai wasn’t enough, and we need them to be on our side.” Why, exactly? And how, exactly, is Egypt ‘on our side’? Egypt is malevolently inclined toward America. The malevolence increases with every cent of American aid. It should be cut, and the aid sent, instead, to aid the black Christians of Ethiopia, and of southern Nigeria, and of the southern Sudan.
Black Caucus — where are you?