That is a question Daniel Greenfield writing at Frontpage magazine asked yesterday, here.
Based on what we learned about Kuwait’s ‘gifts’ to the UK when ‘Pungentpeppers’ reported on that gruesome murder case recently, if Jihadi John is a ‘Bedouin’ (or is it ‘Bidun’?) his family was likely welcomed to the UK as refugees just like the murderer’s family.
Here is Daniel Greenfield (hat tip: Ed):
The Bidouin were originally nomads who might have lived in Kuwait or Iraq, depending on whom you ask. Kuwait doesn’t provide the Bidouin with citizenship making them stateless. After the Gulf War, Kuwait decided to get rid of more of them for supposedly collaborating with Saddam Hussein. That led to the Emwazi family settling in the UK.
The interesting question is did they come as refugees? Their Bidouin status might have qualified them as refugees in which case that would mean that yet another Muslim atrocity committed against Westerners was carried out by the son of “refugees”.
Here is what ‘Pungentpeppers’ educated us about while reporting on a “refugee” from Kuwait who was convicted of brutally murdering his wife (Kuwait’s Gruesome Gift to Britain: Hajji Wannabe, with Four Wives, Murdered One While Koran Played):
Manaa came to Britain from Kuwait where he had been living as a “Bidun” – a stateless person. Not to be confused with nomadic Bedouin, the “Bidun” (also “Bidoon” or “Bidoun”) reside in Middle Eastern countries without the benefit of citizenship. “Bidun” means “without”; it is shorthand for “without citizenship”. Often Bidun families have lived in countries for generations, but because their illiterate ancestors failed to register when citizenship rolls were taken decades ago, these descendants are denied citizen status. Perhaps eventually DNA testing could establish lineage and rights to citizenship. Meanwhile, some of the “Bidun” take advantage of their unusual situation to apply for refugee status in Western countries where – like this Kuwaiti – they can cause trouble and mayhem.
It doesn’t matter how you spell it, the bottom line is that if Jihadi John is a Bidun, his family very likely came to the UK to benefit from its generosity.