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A dimmer view of dhimmitude

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Submitted by Marvin Rabinovitch (Israel), Oct 5, 2004 at 04:45

Your definition of dhimmitude seemed to me much too bland. You failed to mention the dhimmi's inferior social status, truncated civil rights, subjection to a poll tax, and frequent humiliation by members of the master class.
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I gave a formal definition of the term, not a history of the practice.

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