G8 commits $20 billion to 'Arab Spring'

Shut up and pay the jiziya, kafir!

The Group of Eight (G8) countries will pledge $20 billion in aid to post-autocratic Arab countries that have toppled heads of state and moved towards democracy, according to European officials. (Al Jizz)

Can you name one? I can’t. But here’s news:

The G8 aid package is likely to be conditional on further steps to democracy in Tunisia and Egypt, where some protesters are calling for another day of rage in Cairo. (I don’t think Rageboy is ready for freedom & democracy just yet…..)

Nazis will form new political party in Egypt

A group of Egyptian “political activists”  have announced plans to set up a local version “of the Nazi party,” an Egyptian newspaper reported on Thursday. (J’Post)

Historically  the German Nazi party saw three attempts to copy it in the Arab world in the 1930s in Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. The Egyptian party of that time was led by former president Anwar Sadat, who went on to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

Just what the region needs. That’ll fit beautifully in this  neighborhood. Will they be getting funding from the G8 too?

Either way, the Christians will cop it first:

Egyptian Christians: “We did not risk our lives to bring Mubarak down in order to have him replaced by Salafists”

“Christians worry Egypt being hijacked by Islamists,” by Sami Aboudi for Reuters, May 26

Another Grunard gem: “Nicolas Sarkozy is full of good ideas.”

So what kind of reforms will there be?