Glossary of…

This is a general collection of definitions collected over different blogs as they are “birthed”. Some are long, others are short. We need to stay focused!!

Dhimmitude: 1. The status that Islamic law, the Sharia, mandates for non-Muslims, primarily Jews and Christians. Dhimmis, “protected people,” are free to practice their religion in a Sharia regime, but are made subject to a number of humiliating regulations designed to enforce the Qur’an’s command that they “feel themselves subdued” (Sura 9:29). This denial of equality of rights and dignity remains part of the Sharia, and, as such, is part of the law that global jihadists are laboring to impose everywhere, ultimately on the entire human race. (JihadWatch). 2. “As for the concept of dhimmitude, it represents a behavior dictated by fear (terrorism), pacifism when aggressed, rather than resistance, servility because of cowardice and vulnerability. The origin of this concept is to be found in the condition of the infidel people who submit to the Islamic rule without fighting in order to avoid the onslaught of jihad. By their peaceful surrender to the Islamic army, they obtained the security for their life, belongings and religion, but they had to accept a condition of inferiority, spoliation and humiliation. As they were forbidden to possess weapons and give testimony against a Muslim, they were put in a position of vulnerability and humility.” (Bat Ye’or in interview by John W. Whitehead). See also Jizya.

Jizya: a blood ransom Qur’anic poll-tax (based on Qur’an sura [chapter] 9, verse 29), levied traditionally on non-Muslims vanquished by jihad, and forced to live under Islamic Law (the Shari’a). Under the Sharia’s regulations, either the non-Muslim infidels must convert to Islam, or they pay the jizya—classically, in a humiliating public ceremony which often involved blows to the head or neck—and their life and belongings are protected. The nature of such “protection” is clarified in this definition of jizya by the seminal Arabic lexicographer, E.W. Lane, based on a careful analysis of the etymology of the term:

The tax that is taken from the free non-Muslim subjects of a Muslim government whereby they ratify the compact that assures them protection, as though it were compensation for not being slain The “contract of the “jizya”, or “dhimma” encompassed other obligatory and recommended obligations for the conquered non-Muslim “dhimmi” peoples. Collectively, these “obligations” formed the discriminatory system of dhimmitude imposed upon non-Muslims – Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Buddhists – subjugated by jihad. Some of the more salient features of dhimmitude include: the prohibition of arms for the vanquished non-Muslims (dhimmis); the prohibnition of church bells; restrictions concerning the building and restoration of churches, synagogues, and temples; inequality between Muslims and non-Muslims with regard to taxes and penal law; the refusal of dhimmi testimony by Muslim courts; a requirement that Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims, including Zoroastrians and Hindus, wear special clothes; and the overall humiliation and abasement of non-Muslims.

It is important to note that these regulations and attitudes were institutionalized as permanent features of the sacred Islamic law, or Shari’a. Islam manifests itself as a political ideology, not merely a religion, when its teachings are followed on these and other prominent and enduring features.

The inescapable conclusion is that the attendant Shari’a-based regulations associated with the jizya will also be imposed—all of which amount to gross violations of the most basic human rights norms (i.e., freedom of conscience, speech, and worship, codified for example, in the US Bill of Rights) accepted by modern, civilized societies worldwide. (American Thinker) See also Dhimmitude.

Kitman: A related term of “taqiyya” with broader application, which is defined as “mental reservation.” An example of “Taqiyya” would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that “of course” there is freedom of conscience in Islam, and then quoting that Qur’anic verse — “There shall be no compulsion in religion.” But the impression given will be false, for there has been no mention of the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, or naskh, whereby such an early verse as that about “no compulsion in religion” has been cancelled out by later, far more intolerant and malevolent verses. In any case, history shows that within Islam there is, and always has been, “compulsion in religion” for Muslims, and for non-Muslims. The “compulsion” for Muslims comes from the treatment of apostasy as an act punishable by death. And though “dhimmis” are allowed to practice their religion, they do so under conditions of such burdens and restrictions that many, not as an act of conscience but rather as a response to inexorable Muslim pressure, have converted (or “reverted”) to Islam. Also, close to “taqiyya,” but rather than outright dissimulation, it consists in telling only a part of the truth, with “mental reservation” justifying the omission of the rest. One example may suffice. When a Muslim maintains that “jihad” really means “a spiritual struggle,” and fails to add that this definition is a recent one in Islam (little more than a century old), he misleads by holding back, and is practicing “kitman.” When he adduces, in support of this doubtful proposition, the hadith in which Muhammad, returning home from one of his many battles, is reported to have said (as known from a chain of transmitters, or isnad), that he had returned from “the Lesser Jihad to the Greater Jihad” and does not add what he also knows to be true, that this is a “weak” hadith, regarded by the most-respected muhaddithin as of doubtful authenticity, he is further practicing “kitman.” (JihadWatch) See also Dhimmitude, Taqiyya.

Mex-i-tude: The de facto control of social and political policy by illegal aliens. (FreedomFolks)

Praxeum: “Pass on what you have learned.” ―Yoda to Luke Skywalker.

The ancient Jedi scholar Karena coined the term praxeum to describe a Jedi academy as a place for the “distillation of learning combined with action.” Inspired by the parting words of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the several Force-sensitive individuals he had encountered, [Luke] Skywalker began planning for a unique institution where new and old Jedi could learn together. (Wookieepedia)

Taqiyya: the religiously-sanctioned doctrine, with its origins in Shi’a Islam but now practiced by non-Shi’a as well, of deliberate dissimulation about religious matters that may be undertaken to protect Islam, and the Believers. (JihadWatch) See also Dhimmitude, Kitman.


  1. October 2, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    […] In Islam, it’s considered permissible to LIE. In fact, anything is permissible (see taqiyya & kitman) in the pursuit of Planet Conversion. Like The Borg, they are unthinking machines, following an ancient programming; “You Will Be Assimilated”. […]


  2. December 14, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    […] As with anything related to Radical Islam, everything you see on the surface is a lie. The Big Agenda. The Flying Imams story is nothing but a ploy to extort even more money from the US. And if they can’t get it in the form of humanitarian aid, they’ll get it through lawsuits. Just another form of jizya, folks. However, this one was deliberately planned. […]


  3. November 28, 2007 at 8:09 am

    […] Remember taqiyya is allowable. Any misrepresentation is allowed, if it advances the cause of […]


  4. January 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

    […] Purposeful lying…misinformation…sound familiar? […]


  5. October 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    […] the meantime, HRH posts on Daily Kos that kitman is alright by him. America – wake up! Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Lie, Big […]


  6. July 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    […] in the beginnings of this little blog, I started a glossary, which I have sadly neglected. Lack of focus problems, and all […]


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