First They Came for the Firemen

andrewbostom.org 28 February 2012
By Andrew Bostom

An utterly bone chilling example of self-destructive dhimmitude was described in The London Telegraph 2/26/12 by Investigations Editor Jason Lewis. The incident involved David S. Jones a military veteran of the Household Cavalry, who served in Malaya with the armored reconnaissance squadron, retired British fireman, author, and developer of the children’s character Fireman Sam (now an international success as a children’s TV series.). Mr Jones was detained, publicly humiliated and harassed at Gatwick airport by "security” personnel following a mere jocular, passing comment made to a security official noting that a Muslim woman in hijab was simultaneously passing through the security checkpoint without showing her face. Upon placing his belongings, including a scarf, into a tray to pass through the X-ray scanner Jones simply quipped, "If I was wearing this scarf over my face, I wonder what would happen.”

The alarming and depressing events which followed bring to mind a remarkably candid assessment by the 18th century Moroccan Sufi "master” Ibn Ajibah from his Koranic commentary, a work I was made aware of by Dr. Mark Durie, from his important study of dhimmitude, The Third Choice.

Describing unabashedly the purpose of the Koranic poll tax (as per Koran 9:29) of submission for non-Muslims brought under Islamic hegemony by jihad, Ibn Ajibah makes clear the ultimate goal of its imposition was to achieve what he called the death of the "soul”, through the dhimmi’s execution of their own humanity: (...)