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Brotherhood imposes Jizya tribute on Egypt’s Christians

ByRAYMOND IBRAHIM
September 10, 2013 17:29

Reports are emerging that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of the Dalga village in south Minya province to pay jizya, money non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters march in Cairo, August 30, 2013.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters Aug 30 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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 emerging that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of the 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” to safeguard their existence, as written in Koran 9:29.

According to one priest from the area, all Copts in the village, “without exception,” 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 expected to pay 200 Egyptian pounds per day, others 500 Egyptian pounds per day…”

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