The series Dhimmi ? Dummy ? Thinker ! has taken the position that we all need to think. Grabbing onto stereotypes and hysterics is counter productive to addressing real needs and issues. The predecessor to this series was about calling it what it is when you see it. It looked at the Islamofacism/Islamophobia phenom in the same light as DDT.
Here is a good example of how the thinking part needs to be applied on all sides of the issue.
A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Ms Gibbons, who joined the school in August, asked a seven-year-old girl to bring in her teddy bear and asked the class to pick names for it, he said.
“They came up with eight names including Abdullah, Hassan and Muhammad,” Mr Boulos said, adding that she then had the children vote on a name.
Twenty out of the 23 children chose Muhammad as their favourite name. BBC
The article fails to accentuate some points so I’m left to speculate.
First it’s an understandable thing that the kids picked the name they did. A majority of the males have the same name right ? Second, the kids actually voted. A little democracy action. That point was applauded by a Muslim teacher/colleague of the arrested teacher btw. Third, the school project tied to the bear occurred in September. Two months later there’s an issue ? Who is driving that ? Fourth, the government is looking at the case under an established law. This law imo is stupid and not applicable, but the jurists may very well make that decision also. Fifth, there are reports that there are men coming to the jail congregating outside , these guys are up to no good. What justice can be served by allowing them to repeatedly stake out a pressure presence on this matter. Sixth, the kids are set to be losers in this. The backlash against education is almost inevitable if thinkers don’t speak up. Last, the school in itself is a marvel. It is an independent Christian/Muslim school. This should be the way things work. I hope people keep their eyes on this.
So in the spirit of the series name let’s round this out. The Dummies are those who can’t see the good of education and thinking. The Dhimmies in this case will be those that only look to say the teacher made a mistake and she should be sorry as well as the nutters that think this should be seen as a high crime. The Thinkers are those that’ll look at this and see the truth. The school is a good thing. Muslims and Christians can work together on a common cause. The vocal extremist minority are powerful and dangerous and need to be taken down. DDT deadly if you don’t use it right-Think about it all.