Dhimmi And Dhimmier: The Insensitive Mention Of Bacon In A Public Place

By Amy Alkon

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Dhimmi And Dhimmier: The Insensitive Mention Of Bacon In A Public Place
First, Wikipedia on “dhimmitude”:

The concept of “dhimmitude” was introduced into Western discourse by the writer Bat Ye’or in a French-language article published in the Italian journal La Rassegna mensile di Israel in 1983. In Bat Ye’or’s use, “dhimmitude” refers to allegations of non-Muslims appeasing and surrendering to Muslims, and discrimination against non-Muslims in Muslim majority regions.

The latest example of this is the removal of a restaurant’s sign merely mentioning the word bacon after a Muslim woman complained. (Video, live at the link, is autoplay, so I only posted a screenshot.)

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 7.41.58 AM.pngThe fact that you don’t participate in some behavior or eating habit by others in a free society do isn’t reason to shut down the mere mention of it as a great offense to your religious beliefs.

In fact, the possibility that free speech will offend you is one of the problems of living in a free society.

If this is a problem for you, there are plenty of repressive religious regimes across the globe where you’d surely be more comfortable.

Of course, as long as businesses and others capitulate to ridiculous “controversies” like this one, there will be more and more of them.

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