I learned something about myself from reading the comments to my latest piece about the FBI's ongoing struggle with Islamophobia:
No, Spencer Ackerman is not a Dhimmi; he is a mawlah. He has apparently -- as the late Usama bin Laden put it -- "chosen the strong horse." Calling Ackerman a dhimmi suggests that he would be satisfied with second class citizenship. That is a mistake.
Ackerman's patent affinity with Islamists and the Ikhwan party line, coupled with his blatant efforts to undermine U.S. national security, demonstrate that he is much more than a dhimmi. Instead, his position is more similar to those historical Balkan magistrates who sought to please their new masters during the Ottoman conquest, and voluntarily abandoned Christianity in favor of Islam to amass influence and consolidate power. Many unfortunate Jews made similar decisions under the oppressive yoke of Islam to improve their lot in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa.
Of course, those who we now call "Bosnians" waited until the Ottomans were actually on the brink of victory before making their alliances; Ackerman may have articulated the shahada a little prematurely.
At least he has it correct that I would refuse to accept second-class citizenship.
And to think I was getting used to my new alias, Dhimmi Hendrix. I'll keep that, but you can also call me Mawlahnnie Mayne.