Obama Dances the Jizya (AMERICAN THINKER) By Jennifer Rubin 03/24/12)
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In the classic Mafia protection racket scheme, the owner of a
business must pay the pizzo for the Mafia organization to protect the
owner from violence by an alleged third party -- usually a branch the
organization itself. In the same way, the U.S. taxpayer is paying
various "moderate" Muslim countries and organization to protect us
from extremist Muslim organizations. We pay not only in money, but
by chipping away at our individual human rights in order to appease
Muslim elements not to go over to the extremist elements.
In many ways, we are already paying the Islamic form of the pizzo --
namely, the jizya. Formally, the jizya is a "tax" paid by kafirs
already living under Muslim domination. It is a tax that must be
paid at risk of losing one´s head. Moreover, the jizya is not just
a "head" tax; it is also intended to be a form of humiliation.
Qur´an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last
Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and
His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they
are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing
submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Paying the jizya is just part of dhimmitude. The full status of
dhimmitude is a miserable, soulless existence. The linguist and
Arabic scholar Mark Durie has traveled extensively to record and
observe the status of dhimmis in the ummah (Muslim world). Think of
the life of a cowering, abused dog. As Durie says, "it involves
embracing your own inferiority." Indeed, Sura 9:29 of the Koran says
that the purpose of the dhimmi system is to "kill the soul" of the
non-Muslim, so he will render willingly everything demanded of him.
Every time you go through security at an airport, you are in effect
paying the jizya. You are also being humiliated. This is the price
we must pay in order not to be blown up.
We pay Pakistan to be "on our side´ against al-Qaeda. We pay the
Karzai Mafia to hold fast against the Taliban. We pay in blood and
Obama started his presidency by paying obeisance to the leaders of
the ummah in the course of his apology tour and then made his
shameless Cairo speech. This humbling of the U.S. before the Islamic
world is part of the "humiliation" that is central to accepting one´s
status as a dhimmi. As Mark Durie says, "The two most characteristic
psychological traits of the dhimmi are gratitude and humility. We
are seeing both these traits shaping public discourse around Islam.
President Obama, for example, has spoken of the ´debt´ the West owes
to Islam. This sense of indebtedness is being imparted to our
schoolchildren through Islamicized history textbooks."
The worst of the tribute we pay the Islamic world is the sacrifice of
our values -- i.e., our souls. The right to free speech is being
chipped away. Any criticism of Islam is labeled Islamophobia. This
is the first soul-losing step on the road to full dhimmitude -- part
of which contains the principle that one must never say or do
anything to offend Muslims.
Starting as early as 2008, there was a government memo that warned
against "offending," "insulting," or being "confrontational" to
By 2011, as reported by the Daily Caller, "the Obama administration
was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement
and national security communities, in order to eliminate all
references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are
The deference to Muslim sensibilities reached the ludicrous extent of
censoring photographs of the late Osama bin Laden lest they "offend"
The statement by Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for Oregon, says it
all. After discussing the matter with Attorney General Eric Holder,
Dwight C. Holton said, "I want to be perfectly clear about this:
training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or
with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and
they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney
general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be
And now the Obama administration has announced its intention
to "give" $3 billion to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
The payment is part of Obama´s outreach program in Egypt. The idea
is that by paying the jizya to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim
Brotherhood will keep the "radical" Salafists at bay -- a classic
Mafia squeeze-play protection racket.
This outreach program, the Obama administration alleges, will make us
safer in the U.S., as accommodating Muslims at home and abroad will
result in there being less fertile breeding grounds for terrorists.
Winston Churchill would call it "feeding the crocodile."
The U.S. is paying tribute to the House of Islam. Obama is their
agent and bagman, and the bag doesn´t contain just our money; it also
contains our values.
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