A conference here of donors to the Palestinian Authority called on donors, Palestinians and Israelis to make “further efforts” to boost the Palestinian economy.
* ‘economy’ in Palistan means blackmail & extortion, the production of suicide belts and weapon smuggling…
The co-Chairs of the conference, Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, said in a statement: “The total amount of aids pledged in Paris has now reached 7.7 billion dollars” compared to the 7.4 billion announced December 17 after the Paris conference.
But “while recognizing there has been some improvement in the Palestinian economy following the Paris Conference, the co-Chairs noted that further efforts by all parties are required. The situation in Gaza is a source of great economic and humanitarian preoccupation.
“Efforts by all parties are required for the economic situation to improve: by donors to fulfill rapidly their commitments, by the Palestinian Authority to ensure prompt and full implementation” of the program “and by Israel to encourage improved movement of goods and persons, which, as highlighted by the IMF and the World Bank, is a prerequisite to a full economic recovery.”
* WTF? ‘Recovery’ from what? From the money that Araf*kc stole?
Welcoming security-related efforts on the part of the Palestinian Authority, the statement said, “the Chair and co-Chairs invite donors who have not yet decided upon the allocation of their project aid to allocate part of that aid to security projects for financing equipment, infrastructures and training of personnel.”
Al-Zamakhshari, a Mu’tazili author of one of the standard commentaries on the Qur’an, said that “the Jizyah shall be taken from them with belittlement and humiliation. The dhimmi shall come in person, walking not riding. When he pays, he shall stand, while the tax collector sits. The collector shall seize him by the scruff of the neck, shake him, and say “Pay the Jizyah!” and when he pays it he shall be slapped on the nape of the neck.”
* The picture shows Muhammadans extracting the jiziah from a recalcitrant dhimmi…
The depressing spectacle of our great nation’s supplication before the OICâ€”expressed so vividly in the very first pronouncements of our fawning Muslim American envoy to this de factoÂ “Islamintern”â€”brings to mind a remarkably candid assessment by the 18th century Moroccan Sufi “master” Ibn Ajibah from his Koranic commentary,Â a work I was made aware of by my colleague, Dr. Mark Durie.
Describing unabashedly the purpose of the Koranic poll tax (as per Koran 9:29) of submission for non-Muslims brought under Islamic hegemony by jihad, Ibn Ajibah makes clear the ultimate goal of its imposition was to achieve what he called the death of the “soul”, through the dhimmi’s execution of their own humanity:Â Â
[The dhimmi] is commanded to put his soul, good fortune and desires to death.Â Above all he should kill the love of life, leadership and honor. [The dhimmi] is to invert the longings of his soul, he is to load it down more heavily than it can bear until it is completely submissive.Â Thereafter nothing will be unbearable for him. He will be indifferent to subjugation or might. Poverty and wealth will be the same to him; praise and insult will be the same; preventing and yielding will be the same; lost and found will be the same. Then, when all things are the same, it [the soul] will be submissive and yield willingly what it should give.Â Â [Tafsir ibn ‘Ajibah. Â Commentary on Q9:29. Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn `Ajibah]Â Â
Unless and until we are prepared to have our special envoy to the OIC speak candidly about this international Muslim religio-political organization’s complete failure to address how living, institutionalized Islamic doctrines and practices adversely impact the most fundamental human rights of both non-Muslims and Muslims, we should terminate this recently created position.Â
At stake is nothing less than our nation’s soul.