Dhimma—Treaty of protection that may be granted to “People of the Book” (Jews and Christians) following their defeat by Muslim forces.

Dhimmi—Literally “protected”; non-Muslim, non-pagan (usually Jewish or Christian and Zoroastrians) inhabitants of Islamic lands subjected to discriminatory laws and the jizya or poll tax.

Dhimmitude—word coined by Bat Ye’or to describe the status of Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians conquered but not killed or converted by Islamic jihad.

Definitions from: “Religion of Peace” by Gregory M. Davis

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