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I’ll spell it “Moslem” from now on… February 27, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in Uncategorized.
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From Knowledge is Power:

From wikipedia: 

Until around the late 1980s, the word was commonly spelled Moslem. The spelling has since fallen into disuse. Muslims do not recommend this spelling because it is often pronounced “mawzlem,” which sounds somewhat similar to an Arabic word for “oppressor” (Za’lem in Arabic). The word is pronounced “Mus“-lim in Arabic, but some English dictionaries allow both “Mus“-lim and “Muz“-lim. The word is now most commonly written “Muslim”.

So it sounds like “oppressor”?  I’d think they’d be happy to have it pronounced that way, since dhimmitude for the rest of us is on the agenda.

 

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