Thursday, February 16, 2012

Islamic Aid to Egypt: Call It Irresponsible, Call It Unreliable, Throw in Unpredictable Too

Many Egyptians don't really want to take money from the U.S. when they could get it from, say, rich Arab nations. Trouble is, you can depend on the kafir to come through for you whereas Muslim aid...not so much:
Congress has already approved $1.3 billion in military aid and $250 million in civilian aid for the current fiscal year. That assistance, however, is conditioned upon Egypt meeting all of its obligations under its peace treaty with Israel. That factor that may help explain the unpopularity of US aid – the treaty is widely unpopular in Egypt, and many see the conditions on US aid as an infringement on the country’s sovereignty.

The poll found Egyptians are just as likely to support aid from fellow Arab states as they are to oppose it from the US.

But Fayza Abouelnaga, Egypt’s minister of planning and international cooperation, noted recently that her country had received only $500m. of the $3.7b. promised by Saudi Arabia, $500m. of the $1.5b. pledged by Qatar and none of the $3b. promised by the United Arab Emirates. Abouelnaga said in December that Egypt’s foreign debt had reached $34.4b., representing 15% of its gross domestic product...
What deadbeats! No wonder the idea of jizya (which has the advantage of actually being forthcoming) remains so appealing.

Update: The Muslim Brothers get paid to threaten America--hey, nice work if you can get it.

Update: The MuBros croon the Gershwins:

Shaking down the kafir
'Neath a crescent moon sky.
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.
Threatening and begging,
Spewing lie after Big Lie.
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

Just imagine jizya--
Never-ending loot.
Givin' Is' the biz-ness,
As you rake it in, to boot!

Hating those who pay us,
And then hating 'em more.
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it...
If you kvetch encore.

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