This is the sort of thing that will result, finally, in a mimetic backlash. A mimetic backlash is what the inferior partner in a mimetic doubling rivalry desires; that is to say, any attention paid by the model-rival is better than none at all.
There is, however, no mention of any kind of equal or escalating violence in reaction to Mr. Hamid's behavior. Fear, yes, on the part of bystanders (or crouchers).
Note well: the founder of the Christian faith is modeled in non-retaliation. The founder of the Scimitar is modeled in the actions of Mr. Hamid. The scriptures of each substantiate both, respectively.