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There are a tremendous number of Arabic loanwords in English. So next time you’re sitting on your sofa, sipping on a mint julep, watching Admiral Mike Mullen testify before Congress or possibly flipping through a magazine, just know that when sharia comes to America, it’s your fault. And don’t go upstairs and weep into your mattress, covering yourself with your cotton blanket because it’s no use. For what it’s worth, the onset of this Islamist conspiracy to subvert American sovereignty seems to have begun with the Whig Party—I always knew Henry Clay was a secret Muslim.
Adam Serwer, “Stop Using Moozlem Words” (via theamericanprospect)

And don’t try to do any math either, what with all those evil Arabic numerals.

(this post was reblogged from theamericanprospect)