Sunday Sermon: Dhimmi eat world


There’s a word that’s becoming popular among the more hysterically Islamophobic wingnuts these days. The word is “dhimmi,” and while it technically means people who are allowed to remain non-Muslim while living under Muslim law, it loosely refers to someone who gives in to the demands of Islamic extremists, or even enables them.

When someone on a Christian online forum suggests that maybe not all Muslims are evil terrorists, or that maybe they’re human beings with the same rights as other human beings,it won’t be long before some Christian fundie accuses them of Dhimmitude.

So, then, what does that say about American society, in which separation of church and state is enshrined in the Constitution, but where the Pledge of Allegiance describes America as “one nation under God,” and the legal tender includes the phrase “In God We Trust,” and our main legislative body opens its sessions with a prayer offered by a Christian minister?

Looks to me like Muslims aren’t the only ones capable of establishing religious rule, and “generously” allowing non-believers to tag along, provided they know their place.

(cartoon via Yoism)

One response to this post.

  1. Well, I have to disagree, the word Islamophobia is misleading because the proper reaction would be fear of Islam, just like we should be afraid of Christianity. I think Pat Condell summed it up very well in one of his videos but I would like to make it very clear that Islam disrespects Western values of freedom and equality for all, regardless of whether or not you are gay or a woman or just a common blasphemer like you or I.


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