There’s an email forward making the rounds suggesting that Obama’s medical insurance requirement actually secretly establishes a pro-Muslim legal precedent of some kind, under the name Dhimmitude on “page 107”..
The Snopes article about it says that there are exemptions for religious groups but does not offer any specific examples.
While Dhimmitude is a real thing (and a smart one, in my opinion — I think medical insurance altogether is an absurd waste of time and money that only contributes to the high cost of medical, rather than preventing it), it’s not noted in the health care bill. Further, I wouldn’t even bother suggesting that the health care bill even has “pages”, depending on what font you print it out as, because it’s just text that can be resized and still retain its original purpose.
Dhimmitude is not actually an Islamic concept, per se — it is a sharia law concept, which is the a legal system employed by many countries dominated by Muslim populations, but isn’t precisely tied to “Islam” necessarily. The word comes from adding the suffix “-itude” (wiki) alongside sharia’s Dhimma concept, of a state whose citizens are granted residence in exchange for taxation, whereas “Dhimmi” would be a citizen of that state.
The writer of the forward unreasonably suggests that the bill’s “conscious exemption”, as applied to religious groups, caters specifically to Islam and is therefore some variety of “establishment” of Islam into American culture — when instead it could just as easily be applied to the Amish, as establishment of an Amish foothold in the US government. The word “Dhimmitude” does not even appear in the text of the bill.