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February 11, 2006

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Nur al-Cubicle

Le Monde's Religion reporter, Henri Tincq, has written a very thoughtful article on the cartoon scandal. Highly recommended --link below. I've put up the translation into English at my site for those who don't read French.

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3232,36-739928,0.html

davesgonechina

Yeah, not sure if you can get anything really solid outta that tactic, but how about this: "clash of civilizations" and "dhimmitude"

"Dhimmitude" is a word getting alot of play around the right-leaning blogs with the "cartoon jihad" thing going around. It's supposedly based on the word "dhimmi" which they say is a term for a "second class non-Muslim citizen". I don't know Arabic, but the neologism "dhimmitude" seems to belong to the vocabulary of a more cynical perspective on the "clash of civilizations" question.

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this word. And thanks for pointing out blogpulse, I never tried it before.

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