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I dont think Ayan Hirsi Ali saw this coming lol….

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“By false universal, I am referring to the phenomenon of history internalized, normalized, and then forgotten as history. This invariably leads to the tendency to speak in universal terms but from a particular cultural, ideological, or historical perspective. In this process, the cognitive mass of the universal category eclipses the contribution of the particular perspective from which the speaker speaks. “Human,” “Islam,” “justice,” and the like are all taken, thus, to represent not particular understandings but ontological realities that are equally esteemed and apprehended by everyone, save the stupid, the primitive, or the morally depraved……..In this capacity, and precisely because it is so imperceptible, the false universal turns out to function as a powerful tool of domination” Dr. Sherman Jackson, Islam and the Blackamerican

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