If The Authorities In Sudan Have Any Brains

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They will get Gillian Gibbons out of the country at once before the crazed lynch mobs get their hands on her. The jailed "teddy bear teacher" is the target of heavily armed mobs who are demanding her execution over a freaking teddy bear.

Thousands of Islamic fanatics wielding clubs and knives are marching through the streets of Khartoum demanding the execution of teddy bear teacher Gillian Gibbons.

As the mother-of-two started a 15-day prison term, protestors left mosques across the Sudanese capital to denounce the "lenient verdict" and call for the death penalty.

The mob descended on Martyrs Square, which is in front of the presidential palace, many arriving in pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blaring messages condemning Miss Gibbons.

Hundreds of riot police had been deployed but they made no attempt to disrupt the rally.

"Shame, shame on the U.K.," protesters chanted," as they called for Gibbons' execution, saying, "No tolerance: Execution," and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad."

The Daily Mail has an on-line petition asking that the authorities free her. (Earlier post is here.) Sudan already has enough of an international incident on its hands. It does not need the lynching of a 52-year old teacher as well. Frankly, I don't understand why people go to work in countries like this. There have been too many cases like this and the trend is getting worse.

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4 Responses to If The Authorities In Sudan Have Any Brains

  1. feeblemind says:

    I see in the article that the teacher’s son (paraphrasing) hopes this does not cause the public to resent Islam. Apparently he still doesn’t get it. What has happened to people’s instinct for self-preservation?

  2. Now the Sudanese mobs are calling for her to be shot!

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  3. martian says:

    “No tolerance: Execution” – that one statement summarizes everything that is wrong with Islam. It is NOT a religion of peace. It is NOT a religion of tolerance. It is a religion that encourages, in fact urges, intolerant fanaticism and preaches that all infidels are, at best, second class citizens; at worst nothing more than sub-human animals to be eradicated.

    In this case, talk about over-reaction? According to the stories I have read, she didn’t even commit the offense. She asked her students what THEY would like to name the Teddy Bear and, being good little brain-washed Muslims they, of course, named it after the “prophet”. They gave the bear the absolute “best” name they could think of. Not being a Muslim herself, did she even know that there was some kind of prohibition against naming an “animal” after the prophet because it might be considered an insult? I doubt it. After all, what is the single most common name in the Muslim world (and I believe in the world in general)? Mohammed, of course. Why would a non-Muslim even blink at giving the most common name in the world to a cherished toy?

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