I'm not sure how the average American paying 1000 dollars in tax to maintain religious institutions is a "donation" but hey, if you don't object to being a dhimmi, I have no complaints. It is however interesting that while, under the Caliphate, zakat was paid by ALL Muslims, of all ages, gender etc who qualified, the jiziya tax was only paid by those non-Muslim men who were of military age in return for an exemption from military duty. The Ottoman empire did not charge taxes from those who did volunteer for military duty, like the Janisars with whom the Sultan stood in line to receive his paycheck. So basically, you pay 1000 dollars in exchange for NOTHING as compared to them. How is that for being taxed for your [lack of] religious beliefs?