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Submitted by freaked-out (United States), Sep 23, 2005 at 12:17

I really don't know much about Islam, but I did inavertently ( or naively) exposed myself recently to an Arab group and experienced a bit of dhimmitude... I didn't like it one bit. My question, now that I am completley freaked-out...is this: Does dhimmitude flavor the Iraq war? We spend a ton of US money, we give mainly Christian US lives and I feel in the long run moderate Muslims, if they exist, will benefit from the stabilty and infrastructure. I am sure that we will benefit as well. But.is this dhimmitude that no-one notices? I am sure that I am wrong, but, now that I have a feel of what dhimmitude would be like, I wouldn't want to cede anything to those who would want to take away my freedoms and my voice.( or my money).

By the way, if it wasn't for this web-site, I wouldn't know that dhimmitude even existed. I would have just been really confused after my odd encounter.

Thank-you, Dr. Pipes, your work is important and appreciated.
Now, will someone please clear-up my haziness regarding the Iraq war and dhimmitude?
Thanks.
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