A top Egyptian cleric, Dr. Khaled Said, told an Egyptian-Saudi audience recently on Al-Hafez TV that the enormous aid the Obama Administration gives to the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt is essentially a jizya tax.
Here’s the transcript via MEMRI:
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Khaled Said: If the revolution declares a framework for dealing with the West and America – they will accept it, kiss our hands, and double the aid they give us. We consider this aid to be jizya [poll tax], not regular aid.
Interviewer: Is this the rhetoric of the revolution?
Khaled Said: It certainly is.
Interviewer: The aid the Americans give us is the jizya tax they have to pay?
Khaled Said: Yes, it is. They pay it for the right of passage through our airspace and territorial waters.
Interviewer: They pay to keep us quiet?
Khaled Said: They pay so that we will let them be.
Interviewer: Is that a fatwa?
Khaled Said: Indeed. The aid constitutes jizya.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry released $250 million in economic aid to Egypt last week.
It’s time to cut off these thugs.