The idea of reparations to African-Americans has been floating around here in the USA for twenty years or so, but now the European version is building up steam. The Italians have already promised to pay, and it looks like France will be next. The Muslim countries of North Africa have figured out yet another way to extort the jizyah from the kuffar.
Fjordman sent us the link to this article, and included this comment:
I wonder whether Muslims will pay reparations for a thousand years of slavery raids in Europe by Arabs, and centuries of brutal colonial oppression by Turks in the Balkans? No? Why not?
And here’s the article from AKI:
Algeria: France urged to make amends for the colonial era
France must make reparations for its bloody colonial past in Algeria as Italy has now done with Libya, Algerian politicians and intellectuals argued on Monday.
The calls followed the signing on Saturday between Italy and Libya of a 5 billion dollar investment agreement to resolve colonial-era disputes.
The 25-year deal includes the construction of a highway running between Egypt and Tunisia and the return to Libya of an prized ancient marble statue taken to Rome in colonial times.
The settlement was a “complete and moral acknowledgement of the damage inflicted on Libya by Italy during the colonial period,” said Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
“Italy committed historic errors in Libya, and the Italian government’s move to apologise is positive,” secretary of Algeria’s National Liberation Front (FLN) party, Al-Said Abu Haja, told Algerian daily El-Khabar.
The FLN led the war of independence from France between 1954 and 1962.
“We hope that the European Union will be able to put pressure on other former colonial powers such as France and get it to make amends for what it did in Algeria,” Haja added.
“Algeria asked for France to apologise long before Libya [asked Italy]. The French occupied us for 130 years.”
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (photo) has offered Italy several incentives under the bilateral accord reached with Berlusconi.
“Rome should have privileges in gas and oil projects since the country is a friend,” Gaddafi said.
He was speaking at a meeting of government supporters, parliamentarians and military officials held in Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, to mark the 39th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power in September 1969.
Italy occupied Libya in 1911 and it became an Italian colony in the 1930s. The former Ottoman territory gained independence in 1951.
Berlusconi last saw Gaddafi in June when they discussed the implementation of a December 2007 accord on joint maritime patrols to stop the flow of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe.
Do Algeria and Libya have to reimburse their former colonial oppressors for all the infrastructure and improvements their evil masters left behind when they departed? No?
Do Italy and France get to deduct all that lost capital from their reparations bill? No?
Everyone knows that Turkey and Saudi Arabia will never pay reparations to anybody for all the millions slaughtered, all the booty taken, all the slave-taking and rape and destruction of monuments. No one would ever think of demanding it.
Only white people can be guilty of colonial oppression. And only white people will be billed for it.