Skip to comments.Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate?
Posted on 05/30/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by bayouranger
"They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said.
According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya," the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute.
In a brief report written by Samuel al-Ashay and published by El Bashayer on May 27, Morsi allegedly made these comments while speaking with a journalist at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, adding "We will not allow Ahmed Shafiq [his contending presidential candidate] or anyone else to impede our second Islamic conquest of Egypt."
After his interviewer pointed out that the first Muslim conquest of Egypt was "carried out at the hands of Amr bin al-As [in 641]," he asked Morsi, "Who will the second Islamic conqueror be?" Morsi, replied, "The second Muslim conqueror will be Muhammad Morsi," referring to himself, "and history will record it."
When asked what he thought about many Christian Copts coming out to vote for his secular opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, Morsi reportedly said, "They need to know that conquest is coming, and Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate."
If this interview is accurate, certainly Morsi would not be the first political Islamist in Egypt to say he wants to see the nation's Christians subjugated and made to pay jizya (see here for more examples).
However, considering that the English language media are currently reporting that Morsi is trying to woo Egypt's Christians and women to win more votes, it is difficult to imagine that he actually made those comments: one does not doubt that he favors the idea of a "second Islamic conquest" and the subjugation of Christians; one doubts that he would be so foolish as to reveal his mind now, publicly, and thereby jeopardize his chances of winning the presidency.
Then again, his remarks are reported in the context of a private meeting at the headquarters of the Brotherhood's political party. Perhaps Morsi thought he was speaking to a fellow Islamist who would not expose him? Perhaps he was frustrated at having to win Copts over and was "venting"? Stay tuned.
Will the destruction of the Pyramids and the Sphinx be televised?
Can you imagine the reaction if the US made such demands of Muslims?
Simple trade. We’ll take all the Christians from the muslim countries. They can take back all the muslims from North America and western Europe, including Obama.
Thank goodness Obama helped oust Mubarak and let Islamic mob rule, er, I mean, “democracy” take hold in Egypt!
I think the time is NOW for all christians to fight back against the mindless hoards of Murdering Muslims.
The Muslims seem to be intent on Killing Christians everywhere..
That is a great idea.
I would love to see what the muslim response would be if the palestinians in Israel were forced to pay an extra tax, convert or leave.
But you need to stay still.
Obama's Arab Spring Has Sprung
The Copts are true believers and even openly mark themselves as Christians in the muslim world. There are millions of them in Egypt and may be a bit tougher to eradicate than the muzzies think.
Stay tuned indeed.
and when everything there turns to real crap ,the Muslims will just blame it on the West like they always do ,hmmm sounds like Obama
I think Muslims should convert or die.
By the way, if the Copts DO leave Egypt, I hope and pray they come HERE.
They could help educate idiot Americans about what a “peaceful” religion Islam is!!!
That place is not gonna be worth living in soon anyways.
I'll be glad to see it when it happens.
Obama praised the overthrow of Mubarak, and how the Egyptian people will now transition to democracy, yadda, yadda, yadda.
What Obama doesn’t know, or chooses to ignore, is that the “Arab Spring” upheavals are NOT necessarily going to lead to some form of parliamentary democracy and freedom for people in these countries.
We don’t know what’s going to happen in Egypt, or Libya, or Syria. Islamic hard liners could be in control of all of these countries when the dust settles.
And if we see Islamic hard line regimes adding to the instability of the middle east, is that really a good outcome of “Arab Spring”, Mr. President??????
But, apparently we’re not supposed to think about these things. Obama praised the overthrow of governments, now let’s move on. Let’s not be concerned about what happens after revolutions happen. Let’s not look back and then wonder, was it really a good thing to see these revolutions occur.
And let’s not play back what Obama has said, because he would look foolish, praising the move to democracy and all that, when we see that democracy didn’t happen as predicted by Barack.