Posted: May 06, 2019 6:15 am
by Blackadder
Animavore wrote:I never did mention in my South African adventure the time I used the word "kaffir" in the Islamic context in a restaurant on my first night.

Oh how my guests laughed; while looking around nervously.

Oh dear. :shock:

Muslims use the word to convey intellectual contempt (oh the irony), as well as to describe a state of unbelief. So it's not surprising it was borrowed by others to describe those they thought of as inferior to themselves.