The kidnappers of Alan Johnston, which included al-Qaeda operative Qattab al-Maqdesy, are unhappy the BBC correspondent did not thank them for the hospitality he received at their hands, according to the Times of London. (Hat tip: National Review)
The kidnappers expressed bizarre resentment that Johnston, 45, had done nothing to thank them for their hospitality while they held him at gunpoint in a tiny cell.
“We used to give him everything he wanted,” Abu Zobayer, an aide to Dagmoush, said. “We spent £70 on his food every week. The Matouk restaurant [one of the best eateries in Gaza] got rich because we had to feed him.” Johnston has said that he fell ill from the food he was served. Zobayer commented: “It’s not our problem that we gave him everything and he only ate a little.”
“We had people with him all the time to try to help him to relax,” said Zobayer. “We gave him a radio so that he could listen to his own channel. I myself sat with him to try to make him feel comfortable and feel that he will be released.”
This tells you a lot about the infidel's place in life. Don't try to rise above your station. Be glad you were not painfully decapitated.