Connect with us

archive

Brotherhood imposes Jizya tribute on Egypt‚??s Christians

Stage two of the jihad ‚?? profiting from the fear and terror caused by stage one ‚?? is setting in.

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‚?Ě 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,‚?Ě 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‚?¶‚?Ě

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.‚??‚?Ě

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.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Written By

Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam‚??s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane‚??s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim‚??s dual-background‚??born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East‚??has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Buzzfeed Bashes 14-Yr-Old Trump Fan, Celebrates Kids in Drag.

TECH

Al Jazeera: ‘Jews Exploit Holocaust’.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

‘Reaganesque’: Economist Tells CNBC Trump Could Shift Global Order In China Trade War

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Salvini: ‘Extremists’ Are Those Who’ve Governed Europe in the Name of Finance, Multinationalism, Mass Migration.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

archive

Brotherhood imposes Jizya tribute on Egypt’s Christians

Now that the attacks on Egypt‚Äôs Christian churches have subsided, stage two of the jihad ‚ÄĒ profiting from the fear and terror caused by stage one ‚ÄĒ 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¬†‚ÄĒ the money, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords ‚Äúwith willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued‚ÄĚ 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, ‚Äúwithout exception,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúvalue 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‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

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‚Äôs the same in Syria and Iraq. “Rebels‚Ä̬†recently went¬†to a Christian man‚Äôs ‚Äúshop 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‚Ķ. ¬†Androus from Mosul, Iraq‚Ķ says he received a similar demand via telephone. ‚ÄėBecause you are infidels, you have to pay¬†jizya,‚Äô he recalled being told over the phone. ‚ÄėEither you pay¬†jizya, or we will kill you or your son.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

Collecting jizya from non-Muslims was interrupted in the 19th century, thanks to European intervention. ¬†Today, the jizya and other injustices against Mideast Christians ‚ÄĒ in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq ‚ÄĒ have returned precisely thanks to Western intervention, in this case, U.S. support for the Muslim Brotherhood and its jihadi offshoots.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

TRENDING NOW:

Buzzfeed Bashes 14-Yr-Old Trump Fan, Celebrates Kids in Drag.

TECH

Al Jazeera: ‘Jews Exploit Holocaust’.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

‘Reaganesque’: Economist Tells CNBC Trump Could Shift Global Order In China Trade War

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Salvini: ‘Extremists’ Are Those Who’ve Governed Europe in the Name of Finance, Multinationalism, Mass Migration.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter