Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald explores the fruits of the jizyah of foreign aid:
For decades now the United States and other countries have poured money into the Muslim world. What have we received in return?
Jizyah sums to Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, and any other Muslim state or quasi-state that had the bad luck not to be born with lots and lots of oil and gas under the ground, should be compiled and listed. Egypt has received from the United States a total of more than $60 billion. That $60 billion could have been put into ethanol research and development (if one is to believe, and I do, the story about Brazil’s success with ethanol), and into advances in solar and wind energy. But instead we have gained what? Egypt remains a world center of antisemitism and anti-Americanism. Egypt is the protector of the Sudan and has worked to prevent effective intervention (the ineffective African Union kind is just swell) in Darfur. Egypt has been the official sponsor of a celebrated television series based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an act which does not exactly comply in spirit or letter with its solemn commitment, under the Camp David Accords, to end all hostile propaganda against Israel.
And what is the sum total of Infidel aid that Pakistan has received? Be sure to include all those cancelled billions of debt. Was not Pakistan the creator and incubator of the Taliban, and of the nuclear weapons project of A. Q. Khan who, supported by the generals of the I.S.I., also distributed nuclear know-how to such friends of the United States as Iran and North Korea?
And then there is Jordan, the country with the “plucky little king” with so many friends in England, not to mention his admirer Anthony Lewis (formerly of The New Duranty Times), followed by the slightly less plucky and less little king, his son Abdullah, with the wrestler’s neck and the less oily manner. Abdullah is an even more entirely unrepresentative representative of an Arab country, Jordan or Eastern Palestine, than his father was. In opinion poll after poll in that country, 95% or more of the population declares its hatred for America. The same percentage of Eastern Palestine’s “Palestinian” population, more or less, that would like to get a visa to move to America. No doubt some would argue that they should be granted those visas and then those green cards because, after all, what better way to diminish Arab and Muslim anti-American hatred then to allow them to live here and make them Americans? It’s a win-win situation, isn’t it?
Nor should one forget all the sums dutifully handed over, first by the Europeans, and more recently by the Americans, to the “Palestinians” (as local Arabs carefuly renamed themselves after the Six-Day War in 1967, when it became clear a long propaganda campaign would be necessary to weaken and isolate Israel). Indeed, the Americans and Europeans are so afraid of what might happen if they discontinue the Jizyah to the shock troops of the Lesser Jihad (that against Israel), that even now they horrifically contemplate sending aid to the nakedly eliminationist regime and people of the “Palestinian” Authority, calling it “humanitarian aid” which, of course, will simply free up other sums for buying armaments of every kind, including explosives and Qassem rockets. But the Jiyzah must not be stopped. No, no, the Jizyah must not be stopped.
Go around the world. Add up the amounts paid out to those members of that ill-fated CENTO (Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey)military alliance. Add up what is given in foreign aid to Indonesia by Australia, the United States and the Netherlands. Add up what is given by the French to the countries of North Africa — countries that repay those francs, those young teachers sent on their civilizing mission, that military aid, by doing what? By relieving their excess of population and sending it, as a token of Arab and Muslim appreciation, to France, by all conceivable legal and illegal channels. And once in France, those young Arabs fit in so well, integrate so easily, are so grateful for all the free housing and education and medical care, and just for the chance to live in douce France, mere des armes, des arts, et des lois, that they wake up in the morning trying to think of ways to repay their French fellow countrymen and countrywomen, and the French state for its largesse.
Add up the damn Jizyah.
Then, on a second page, add up the sums given by the fabulously rich Arab states, the ones that owe their trillions to an accident of geology, to those same recipients. Find out just how much they have been giving, over the years, to the “Palestinians,” (other than as rewards to the families of suicide bombers). Find out how much they have been giving to Egypt, to Jordan, to Pakistan, and all the rest. Find out how little is given — except in direct payments to encourage Jihad, the Lesser or the Greater.
Now, inhabitants of the Elysee, 10 Downing Street, the White House, and bigshots, big shishki, everywhere, sit down and analyze what these figures mean.
Be sure, in your calculations, to add up the value of what the United States and the other Infidel donors of this “protection money” have received in return.
Friendship? Reliable allies? Anything concrete, anything that they did that they would not have done anyway to protect their own interests, and their own regimes from challenge, but that they actually did only for us, to demonstrate solidarity or gratitude? Anything? Nothing? The Less-Than-Nothing of open enmity and contempt, not diminished by these Jizyah payments but in fact fueled by them? Because this continued largesse, to those whose regimes, and peoples, express such hostility (the peoples even more than the corrupt regimes) is taken by Muslims as evidence of our own weakness, our pusillanimity, our willingness, our eagerness to be had.
Has it been worth it?