May 04 2009

WorldView: Read My Lips. No New Jizya

The Taliban-Sharia party seem to have forgotten that there’s a recession on and the people just won’t stand for higher taxes. Conservatives and Liberals alike will surely take them to task on this issue: “The Taliban on Wednesday night demolished 11 houses of the Sikh community in the Orakzai Agency for refusing to pay ‘Jazia’.

The action was ordered by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief for Orakzai Agency, Hakeemullah Mehsud, after the deadline given to the Sikh community for payment of Jazia passed on Wednesday.

Earlier, the Sikh community had postponed its decision about vacating the area following the demand of the Tehrik-i-Taliban for payment of ‘Jazia’ being non-Muslims for their protection.”

Seriously, at times like these, one breathes a sigh of relief at being so remote from the ground zero of such injustices.

It might seem like ludicrous fear-mongering to suggest that Canadians in any community might soon have to pay protection money to any particular ethnic group (well, unless it’s extorting it’s own ethnic constituency, as the Tamil Tigers have apparently done in Toronto for years). But Sharia law nearly became a reality in Canada not too long ago. And most of us were probably very surprised to learn that Canadian taxpayers are already subsidizing polygamous families made possible by marriages performed under Sharia.

Orakzai sounds far away, but it isn’t so distant as we think.

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2 Responses to “WorldView: Read My Lips. No New Jizya”

  1. old white guyon 04 May 2009 at 1:13 pm

    any one want’s to destroy my domicle better have more than one gun and be prepared to die.

  2. Daulat Singhon 14 May 2009 at 6:40 am

    Something similar is still happening in Manipur, the northeastern state of India. I have lived there for more than 34 years, so I know. Every shopkeeper has to pay ‘tax’ to so many underground outfits. In Imphal, the capital of Manipur, every mainland Indian including kids and newborns has to pay Rs 150 (Indian Rupees) per year. These undergrounds call it, ‘temporary visa.’ Even if you are born there, you are still treated a foreigner.

    It is a sin to live there.

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