Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jizya payment to Egypt of 5M to secure the release of 16 Americans "rights workers"

A interesting euphemism, the meaning of which can only be surmised.  I take it to mean they are human rights activists, and as we know, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists, who now control 80% of the new government do not take kindly to that Western principle of human rights.

The only thing that would satisfy them, and have them know that we have been sufficiently subdued is a jizya payment.  Our dhimmi status is secured with this 5 million dollar payment to affect the freedom of these 16 people, and in the future we will pay on demand whatever the price is, to maintain that status.


From FOXNews March 1

 $5M paid to buy freedom for rights workers held in Egypt

Seven American rights workers are on a plane out of Egypt after the U.S. paid nearly $5 million in bail costs to secure their freedom. 

Egyptian officials said the U.S. paid $300,000 each for 16 Americans, nine of whom were already out of the country. 

The State Department said the money was paid by the nongovernmental organizations where the democracy and rights workers work. However, the NGOs receive U.S. funding for their operations.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said workers from other international organizations were also on the plane. They were Norwegian, Serbian, Palestinian and German.

Nuland said the plane was headed to a destination in Europe but didn't want to say where in order to protect their privacy until the workers decide how much they want to speak to the press. Reports said the plane was headed to Cyprus.

"Frankly, we don't want the plane mobbed when they land," Nuland said, refusing to identify who was on the plane.  

"None were in custody or subject to arrest," just subject to travel restrictions, a situation Nuland described as an "ordeal."

Egypt lifted the travel ban on the seven late Wednesday and set the bail. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said at a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday that the Americans were on a plane out.

The International Republican Institute, which had workers among those held in Egypt, said in a statement that it welcomes the decision and is hopeful the charges will be dismissed.

"IRI views the decision as a positive development but remains very concerned about the situation and our Egyptian employees along with the continuing investigations of Egyptian civil society groups and the impact it will have on Egypt's ability to move forward with the democratic transition that so many Egyptians have sought," the statement read.

Diplo-speak for we are scared s*#tless that traditional Islam is taking over, and we have no idea what to do about it.

Read it all

1 comment:

Zener said...

I wonder how many other countries would "buy back" their citizens.

Maybe Egypt has mercy on poorer nations and charges them less.

They should be careful. Somebody could get sold to the wrong country.

So is the UN okay with this?