What is dhimmitude you ask? Dhimmitude is a neologism first found in French denoting an attitude of concession, surrender and appeasement towards Islamic demands.
Bat Ye'or defined dhimmitude as the condition and experience of those who are subject to dhimma, and thus not synonymous to, but rather a subset of the dhimma phenomenon: "dhimmitude [...] represents a behavior dictated by fear (terrorism), pacifism when aggressed, rather than resistance, servility because of cowardice and vulnerability. [...] By their peaceful surrender to the Islamic army, they obtained the security for their life, belongings and religion, but they had to accept a condition of inferiority, spoliation and humiliation."
A more recent pejorative usage variant of "dhimmi" and "dhimmitude" divorces the words from the historical context of jihad and applies them to situations where non-Muslims in the West and India are championing Islamic causes above others. "Dhimmi" is treated as analogous to "Quisling" within this context.
Both fit here. The US is turning into a dhimmi nation, afraid of the Hamas-linked unindicted co-conspirator CAIR.
Now South Park (who skewers EVERYONE), can't say the word Mohammed. They very well might end up as Theo Van Gogh did, dead on the streets because of "insulting Islam". A (now taken down) radical Islamic website issued threats against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, so Comedy Central caved.
On another note of dhimmitude, the Pentagon has caved to CAIR and dis-invited Franklin Graham from speaking at a Pentatagon prayer service.
As Pamela Geller writes at her blog Atlas Shrugs:
Hate sponsor CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said, "Franklin Graham's appearance [at the Pentagon] has the potential to harm unit cohesion and morale through the promotion of distorted, intolerant and divisive views within military ranks." Is Awad threatening us with another Major Hasan Fort Hood jihad massacre? There is an implied threat.
The 911 terror mosque imam gave opening prayer at the legislature in Virginia, and Obama's inauguration prayer was by a terror-linked organization (CAIR).
CAIR has failed in one sense however, down in Miami - a SOIA (Stop the Islamization of America) advertisement running on Miami buses - after CAIR said they were 'insulting to Islam" and they were pulled - are back up!
An ad for Islam first ran on the buses in Miami, saying that Jesus, Moses and Abraham were Muslims (oh, but you can offend Christians and Jews all you want!) and gave a number for you to inquire about islam.
SOIA created this advertisement to run on buses:
The decision was reversed, after they were threatened with being taken to court. CAIR did not win this time.
When the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pressured the Miami-Dade Country Transit Authority to yank bus panel ads contracted and paid for by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the Freedom Defense Initiative because the ads were 'offensive to Muslims,' the two activists turned to the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. for help. Mr. Yerushalmi joined forces with the Thomas More Law Center and the two law firms began preparing a federal complaint alleging breach of contract and a violation of Ms. Geller's and Mr. Spencer's First Amendment Rights.
It's time to stand up to these thugs.
When Geert Wilders short film 'Fitna' was originally to be shown to the British House of Lords, Lord Ahmed (yes, you read that right!) threatened that there would be 10,000 muslims rioting on the streets in response to this. England banned Geert Wilders (a Dutch Parliamentarian) for a time, but he was finally able to fly into England, and show the film to them. Despite the threats from Muslims about the rioting etc.
You can insult every other religion or sect, EXCEPT Islam, because they will kill ya daid.
HERE is Jihadwatch.org's Youtube channel. Some interesting videos to see, indeed!
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