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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jun 6, 2014 at 06:36

dhimmi no more, the line you quote is a divine copyright statement in arabic language. it opens every chapter of the koran to indicate these are actually god's words. I expect every muslim to literally know the phrase. I compare the usage to the opening formula in a court verdict indicating the underlying authority with "in the name of the people".

Muslims would also use it to open a private letter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basmala explains the meaning.

Speaking the formula undermines the authority of the American president in Mr Bergdahl's speech for the formular points at a divine authority.

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