Jubair al Hakim
Jubair al Hakim/Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad
Jubair: Why? Why have you done this?
Altaïr: Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
Jubair: Then what?
Altaïr: You of all people should know the answer. Educate them. Teach them right from wrong. It must be knowledge that frees them, not force.
Jubair: They do not learn, fixed in their ways as they are. You are naive to think otherwise. It’s an illness, for which there is but one cure.
Altaïr: You’re wrong. And that’s why you must be put to rest.
Jubair: Am I not unlike those precious books you seek to save? A source of knowledge with which you disagree? Yet you’re rather quick to steal my life.
Altaïr: A small sacrifice to save many. It is necessary.
Jubair: Is it not ancient scrolls that inspire the Crusaders? That fill Salāḥ ad-Dīn and his men with a sense of righteous fury? Their texts endanger others, bring death in their wake. I too, was making a small sacrifice. It matters little now. Your deed is done, and so am I.