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February 11, 2006


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.



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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