Raymond Ibrahim: the source of dhimmitude in the West

Raymond Ibrahim: Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

What is the source of dhimmitude — which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam — in the West?

First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi — that is, a non-Muslim (generally a Christian or Jew) who falls under Islamic rule and, as a price for maintaining his religion, accepts an inferior social standing. Simply put, the dhimmi must know his or her place and never rock the boat, including by seeking equal rights with Muslims.

While this is the classic and original manifestation of dhimmitude, a new and unprecedented form has arisen in the West: in the Muslim world, where might naturally makes right, Muslim majorities impose an inferior status onto non-Muslim minorities; but in the West, it is the West itself — or at least homegrown elements — that in certain fields impose an inferior status on a non-Muslim majority.

The question becomes, Why? Why would a stronger civilization impose the unjust and supremacist stipulations of a weaker, hostile civilization, onto itself, and thereby paralyze itself against that same hostile civilization?

The answer is evident in the words of an ancient strategy: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” The Western elements that are forever protecting and empowering Islam, and which operate under various names — “Liberals,” “Leftists,” “Marxists,” “Progressives,” “Social Justice Warriors,” etc. — ultimately care little about Islam; rather, Islam is for them a tool to combat their real and much closer enemy: Christianity, and the mores and civilization borne of it and culminating in the West.

This is evident everywhere and in a myriad of forms. Most recently, the British government “refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime.” Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, asked the House of Lords if they would “confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?” Government spokesperson Baroness Vere of Norbiton responded by equivocating, saying that the legal definition of “hate crime” has been the same for the past 10 years.

But as Pearson explained in a later interview, the current definition of “hate crime” is subjective and revolves around whether the “victim” feels offended — thus leaving the door wide open to charging those who proclaim Christ and the Trinity of committing a hate crime, especially vis-à-vis Muslims, who adamantly object to the claim, as Pearson himself acknowledged: “Certainly the stricter Muslims do feel offended by Christianity and our belief in Jesus being the only Son of the one true God.”

Pearson also pointed to a double standard in how “hate crimes” are applied: “You can say what you like about the Virgin Birth, the miracles and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but as soon as you say ‘come on, is Islam really the religion of peace that it claims to be,’ all hell breaks loose.”

Indeed, and there is a reason for that: unlike Islam — which many Western elite feel no (direct) connection to and thus no threat therefrom — Christianity is the faith of their forefathers; it is ever present in their societies, judging them — and they hate it for it. But rather than seek to suppress it openly, they operate indirectly, including by propping up always angry and easily “offended” Muslims against it, while they play the role of “impartial” secularist or progressive — people who will make themselves (meaning others, notably Christians) walk on eggshells lest the “feelings” of the “other” are hurt.

From here one understands why liberals and progressives who forever whine against any vestige of traditional (“oppressive”) Christianity habitually make common cause with Islam — despite the latter’s truly oppressive qualities. Feminists denounce the Christian “patriarchy” — but say little against the Muslim treatment of women as chattel; homosexuals denounce Christian bakeries — but say little against the Muslim execution of homosexuals; multiculturalists denounce Christians who refuse to suppress their faith, including by banning Christmas phrases and images, to accommodate the religious sensibilities of Muslim minorities — but say little against the entrenched and open Muslim persecution of Christians.

From here one understands the ultimate reason why domineering Western elements are imposing the unjust and stifling effects of dhimmitude on and thus making the West weak and vulnerable:  “The enemy [Islam] of my enemy [Christianity] is my friend.” As this most recent example from the UK shows, Muslims are now even being used to make the central claim of Christianity — which the progressive elite especially despise hearing as it convicts their godless lifestyle — a “hate crime.”

3 thoughts on “Raymond Ibrahim: the source of dhimmitude in the West”

  1. But rather than seek to suppress it [Christinaity] openly, they [the traitor islamophile cultural marxist] operate indirectly, including by propping up always angry and easily “offended” Muslims against it [Christinaity], while they play the role of “impartial” secularist or progressive — people who will make themselves (meaning others, notably Christians) walk on eggshells lest the “feelings” of the “other” are hurt.” [sic]

    … and therefore stands the logical and determined reason to remove [with most haste and completeness] each and every islamophile cultural marxist TRAITOR/SEDITIONER/SUBVERSIVE from their infiltrated positions of authority in the West and ensure that these Traitors/Seditioners/Subversives are incarcerated for life or better.

    1. Traitor/Seditoner/Subversive islamophile cultural marxists
      [aka our authorities … be they politicians or bureaucrats along with their supporting (W)academics and those PC’d suicidal self-hater private army dolts who demonstrate and destroy]
      must be quickly and completely removed from the authoritive positions they have infiltrated in Australia – along with their supporters having their freedoms completely curtailed in Australia
      … as with every Nation they have infiltrated !!!
      (islamophiles along with the islams – will not subjugate)

      Then invader islams must be quickly and completely removed from Australia
      … indeed quickly and completely removed from every Nation where they are invaders !!!

      Additionally – criminal African tribals
      [aka criminal savages intent on diversity (ie. kill whitey) as they are perfecting in Africa]
      true racists and bigotts along with their cultural marxist enabler
      … are also to be quickly and completely removed from Australia and all Western Nations they are in the process of diversifying !!!

  2. This is why liberals hate Christianity and love islam: Christianity is all about free-will choice, while islam is all about slavery to “unknown and unknowable” allah. In Christianity, if and when something goes right, all praise is to God, but if and when it goes wrong, it’s all the fallible humans’ fault, and they are obliged to feel guilt and correct their behavior. In islam, there is no free-will choice, because whatever happened, good or bad, the human didn’t do it, the allah made them do it, and in fact, they didn’t do it at all, as: only the allah did it! The Judeo-Christian God exhorts people to improve them selves, while allah is the muslims’ #1 “we have no free will” alibi to excuse their own criminal desires and actions.

    Beyond that, terrorism works!

    Libertine “liberal” criminals Submit to their fears BY proudly ignoring them!

    So they’re always willing TO GO ALONG (with criminals’ main lie that they’re all really ever only fellow victims) TO GET ALONG (with all the other scary, lying criminals)!

    Further, immoral relativists are also nihilists – they stand for nothing, so will fall for anything!

    So to them, being angry at (“hateful” towards) criminals is now the most vile sin, while pitying (“tolerating”) them all as “fellow victims,” is to be deemed the highest moral virtue, these days!

    So much so, that the only advice we hear from “our” hypocrite governments, their pet media, and the corporazi globalist banksters who own them all, seems to invariably be:

    “Anyone who doesn’t automatically pity all criminals as fellow victims should be hated!”

    Which is why hurting the feelings of criminals by accusing them of their crimes, is now a “hateful” crime itself!


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