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By AlanM on Saturday, March 10, 2012 5:12 PM
Someone near me (doesn’t matter who) brought up the notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka “Obamacare”) singles out Muslims for exemption from the mandatory coverage clause.

The person referenced a web page apparently rounding the top of some search engines which talks about this mysterious word. It’s “ask marion” or something (I refuse to add a link to contribute to the page ranking of such a made up load of claptrap).

The author of the web page made an outrageous and easily disprovable lie. She said, “Obama used [the word dhimmitude] in the health care bill.” The rest of the web page is her expressing outrage based on this fabrication.

She even includes a link to snopes.com, which suggests that her claim is a “mixture” of truth and non-truth. Most people will probably not read the whole article, and will only see the red and green dot, and then conclude that she’s not making it up. She even goes so far as to claim it’s on page 107 of the bill.

Maybe...

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