Carter, Livingstone, Olmert, Spencer, Steyn, Hirsi Ali
After many snags and delays, we have at last been able to hold the Jihad Watch 2007 Awards Banquet. Hugh and I pulled out our $49.95 powder blue Wal-Mart tuxes from storage and made our way down to the abandoned movie theater at the edge of town, and watched as all the glitterati made their way in: Paris, Britney, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lopez — none of them could make it, but we had a splendid time anyway.
Jimmy Carter’s entourage stood and cheered as, for the second year in a row, I awarded him the cringing dhimmi statuette, signifying his status as…American Dhimmi of the Year 2007! Ken Livingstone was just as proud as he accepted the Dhimmi Internationale, although his co-winner Ehud Olmert seemed somewhat sulky.
And then came Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Mark Steyn, the Anti-Dhimmis of 2007, to accept the gratitude of an embattled free people for their efforts during a year in which both suffered from dhimmi attempts to silence them — attempts meant to ease the surrender of the West. These courageous people have not given up. And neither will we.
Cartoon courtesy David Washburn, with immense gratitude. Pictured left to right are the Dhimmis Carter, Livingstone, and Olmert; the presenter of the awards (me, that is); and the Anti-Dhimmis Steyn and Hirsi Ali.