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“Send This to All Your Friends!”

We all have that old Uncle or old neighbor who is a conservative and they have an email account.  They delighted themselves in forwarding email that they have received exposing some awful truth about President Obama and encourages you to send it to all your friends.  A quick visit to, Politifact or usually clears up truth from Urban Legend except when they question the validity of these independent sites as liberal claptrap.  Sometimes you can’t win.

The latest must see email from my pal (I’ll delete his name for privacy as I do like the guy) is how Obama slipped something akin to Sharia Law into Healthcare Reform.

Here’s the text of the email:

How absolutely ludicrous!!!  What on earth happened.  How did America fall for this mans lies!


What does this word mean?

 The word ‘Dhimmitude”is found in the new health care bill; 

so what does it mean? 


Thought this was interesting and worth passing on. 


Dhimmitude — What does it mean? 


Obama used it in the health care bill. 

Now isn’t this interesting? 

It is used in the health care law. 


Dhimmitude — I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It’s on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word. 


Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. 

ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers  insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking”, and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. 

How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. 

Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude. 


I recommend sending this on to your contacts. 

American citizens need to know about it — Health Insurance Exemptions 

Apr 13, 2010 … Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations … The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia …. 

We need to get him out of office!!!

While the media is asking for more tax info from Romney, why are they not asking Obama to explain this?

Continuing education is imperative for all our citizens. 


Nice use of Snopes, but in this case, it’s out of context. takes on this very email and debunks it.

In our article “More Malarkey About Health Care,” we wrote that some religious groups may indeed be considered exempt from the requirement to have health insurance. The law defines exempt groups using the definition from 26 U.S. Code section 1402(g)(1), which describes the religious groups currently considered exempt from Social Security payroll taxes. Eligible sects must forbid any payout in the event of death, disability, old age or retirement, including Social Security and Medicare.

Since we posted our article, we’ve obtained a list through the Freedom of Information Act of all the groups that have successfully applied for exemptions from payroll taxes. (We have posted the Excel file here.) The overwhelming majority of them are explicitly Anabaptist — that is, Mennonite, Amish or Hutterite. Those that don’t specify their denomination are still explicitly Christian. Having gone through the list, we can say with certainty that no Muslim group, and indeed no non-Christian group, has ever qualified for an exemption under the statute used to define exempt religious groups in the health care law.

Nor are they likely to want to, says Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which opposes discrimination and defamation against Muslims. “I’ve never even heard it brought up as an issue,” Hooper told us. “I have health insurance. We give health insurance to our employees. Every Muslim group I know of does the same thing.” Hooper told us that he has seen some Muslims raise religious objections to life insurance, but not health insurance, and that, in fact, providing health coverage is very much in line with Islamic ideals of social justice.

As for “dhimmitude,” it’s a politically charged academic concept, not a tenet of Muslim faith. The term was coined by scholar Bat Ye’or to describe the condition of the “dhimmis,” protected non-Muslims living in Muslim empires starting in the 7th century. Dhimmi populations, Ye’or says, were allowed by their lands’ Muslim conquerors to keep property and practice their faith, as long as they paid a poll tax. It is Ye’or’s assertion that the condition of dhimmitude still persists in countries under shari’a law, and that, furthermore, it is spreading worldwide. In particular, she says, Europeans are accepting a state of dhimmitude and moving toward becoming “Eurabia.” This position is controversial, and Ye’or is not secretive about her political commitments. For instance, she is a vocal supporter of Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who was once banned from the United Kingdom because of his inflammatory anti-Islam views. For the e-mail to present “dhimmitude” as an established Muslim value rather than a scholarly concept from an author with open political commitments is misleading.

Finally, the e-mail repeats one other claim we’ve debunked before. It says that “I … will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax.” This is false. The House version of the bill left open the possibility of criminal penalties for deliberately evading a tax for not having health insurance, but the Senate version did not, nor did the final law.

It’s important to arm yourself with facts from non-partisan sites.  My conservative friends tell me they consider to be a left-wing liberal site.  In fact, started as a project by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) which was established by Walter Annenberg, a conservative who introduced Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher. seeks to create a community of scholars to address public policy issues at all levels of government.


  1. Robert Lauten Robert Lauten August 17, 2012

    ”Islam seeks to annihilate all other cultures by dhimmitude. The lack of civil rights, the abuse, humiliation and tax burden wears away the spirit to resist becoming Islamic. They get new names and names of cities change and then the cultural history vanishes. Once a nation has been fully Islamisized, all of its history disappears. When Napoleon invaded Egypt, none of the Muslims there could explain anything about the old temples, the statues, or the pyramids. The people were ignorant of their history. They didn’t remember anything because the culture of the pharaohs had been annihilated. The culture of the Greeks in Anatolia was destroyed. In Pakistan, a Muslim country, the native culture was Hindu. Afghanistan was a Buddhist culture that has been completely annihilated.”

    The Five Principles of Islam

    • save anaheim save anaheim August 19, 2012

      Mr. Lauten:

      Apply the same concept to Christianity: The Crusades, The Spanish Inquisition. The destruction of Mayan, Incan, and other Native American cultures by the Spanish. The never ending wars between the Prostestants and the Catholics. The destruction of ancient cultures, libraries, and knowledge in the name of Christ.
      The fact is, religion has and continues to be a basis which intolerant ideologues use to reject people who do not hew to their own belief systems. The hatred, intolerance and rejection leads to persecution of those in the minority. Unfortunately you embody the same self-righteous hatred that our forefathers recognized and rejected in adoption of the first amendment right to freedom of religion, the same self righteous hatred that fueled the crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, endless European wars, the Taliban (which oppressed fellow Muslims in the name of Islam as well) in Afghanistan.
      Extremism is extremism, no matter the religion or political philosophy that drives it. Tolerance and acceptance produces a more stable, humane society. Unfortunately, there are always hatemongers such as you, Mr. Lauten, who cannot learn from the totality of History’s lessons because they threaten their own weak grasp on self identity and value outside of a group.

      • Robert Lauten Robert Lauten August 20, 2012

        The First Crusade was against other Christians.

        “The DVD referenced below is an exciting documentary that unfolds the fascinating “untold” history of the Bible, revealing critical information often overlooked in modern histories. Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

        Through the Middle Ages, the popes and the Inquisition forbade biblical translation, threatening imprisonment and death to those who disobeyed. Learn about the sacrifice of men like John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale and others, who hazarded their lives to communicate the Bible in languages people could understand.

        With the fall of Constantine, ancient Greek manuscripts came into Europe, and with them, the “clear streams” of understanding that brought about the Protestant Reformation. But what is little known is that Rome launched a Counter Reformation with the interest of destroying all the works of the Reformers. Could this be a key to the ‘untold” history of the Bible? And is it possible that this ancient war on the Word of God continues to this day?”

        Quote is from a DVD jacket of a 3 hour historic video
        A Lamp In The Dark – The Untold History of the Bible

  2. Post-Modern Post-Modern August 19, 2012

    yeah, what “Save Anaheim” said.

  3. Robert Lauten Robert Lauten August 21, 2012

    Most to be feared is the Jihadist in the White House

    “Obama Throws Weight Behind Muslim Brotherhood in Purge of Egyptian Military and Media
    August 16, 2012 • 8:13AM”

    The War in Syria – a Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, US operation

    What are the forces at play in the world today? A question that remains unanswered by those entrusted to communicate to us, the truth. Yet we ourselves fall short from attaining it, not for lack of access, but because of an unbroken fear that has obscured our vision.
    This is the true story behind Syria.

    (In my opinion the “Epilogue” does not adequately answer the question – “Why”)
    47 minute video

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