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Embracing its dhimmitude, BBC bans “dhimmi”
At the world news website of the British Broadcasting Company, you cannot submit a comment to a news article—they call it the ‘Have Your Say’ section—with the word ‘dhimmi’ in it. It is automatically censored. Because ‘dhimmi’ is offensive to Islam, because Islam assigns dhimmi status to non-Muslims, and therefore dhimmi is a component of Islam and under the corpus of sharia promulgated in accordance with the assignation of ‘dhimmi’ and under which the dhimmis are governed, one may not criticize the religion of Islam, nor any aspect of it, including dhimmitude, which is part of Islam, and therefore the use of that word may not be permitted by dhimmis, because that would be offensive. So ‘dhimmi’ is censored and the word does not exist but you are one and you are governed by sharia because you are one but you are not because dhimmi does not exist but it does.
But do have your say. So long as you remember that Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
UPDATE: I have just checked, and the comment, “Is the word dhimmi truly censored?” was rejected because “Sorry Your message appears to contain offensive language. Please remove any offensive words from it.”
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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