Friday, March 27, 2009
Do Unto Others?
"The effete corps of impudent snobs that crafts US foreign policy is desperate, as always, to be loved by the wretched of the earth, especially those in Muslim countries. Because they hate us, we must soothe them. Because they think our president is a Muslim, now is the time for carpe diem. We can't afford to waste a moment! ... But what is these two goals are interdependent? What if it is impossible to end terrorism without dominating or diminshing Islam? ... The rule of law is an alien concept to them, and they do not easily accept civil society or a plurality of cultural insittutions. They are used to being ruled by emirs and sultans who administer massively corrupt and brutal governments. Liberty in the Western sense is all but incomprehensible to them. ... The notion that doing good deeds for Muslims will gain their gratitude and change their emnity towards us is venerable, irrational, and persists in the face of all the evidence to the contrary. In general, Muslims are not grateful when you treat them generously. They expect payments from non-Muslims as a matter of course; it's the jizyah tax, as mandated by the Koran. The fact that the West--without even being conquered--is offering such generous subsidies to the Islamic world is to them a sure sign that the final victory is at hand. ... America, on the other hand, has imported relatively few Muslims. But our government, our media, and our academic institutions have been bought and paid for by Saudi petrodollars. The elites in this country are now falling into line, and Islamization here is proceeding from the top down", my emphasis, Baron Bodissey, 8 March 2009 at http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/03/stealing-john-kerrys-thunder.html.
Amen. I had a Moslem client from Egypt demand what amounted to jiyza from me who was shocked when I said, "We don't pay no jiyza here. We don't have no dhimmi here. If you don't like it go back to Egypt". I said that to a client who didn't want to pay my bill. This Egyptian was stunned with my response, immediately took out her checkbook, paid me in full and left. She must have assumed she was dealing with a Copt in Cairo.