Friday, November 30, 2007

Execute her

Guardian Unlimited reported Thousands of Sudanese, many carrying knives and sticks, have taken to the streets of Khartoum calling for the execution of British school teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed over a teddy bear.... Some of the protesters, who one reporter at the scene said numbered as many as 10,000, carried clubs, knives and axes - but not automatic weapons, which some have carried at past government-condoned demonstrations, suggesting the rally was not organised by the government.
So when the government sponsors a demonstration people are armed with automatic weapons? Is that to help them get their point across, or to discourage counter demonstrations.
During the sermons, the Muslim cleric at Khartoum's main Martyrs Mosque denounced Gibbons, saying she intentionally insulted Islam but he did not call for protests.
Do you think the teacher called for them?
"Imprisoning this lady does not satisfy the thirst of Muslims in Sudan.
They seem very thirsty.
But we welcome imprisonment and expulsion," the cleric, Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri, a well-known hard-liner, told worshippers. "This an arrogant woman who came to our country, cashing her salary in dollars,
Really? The currency is Sudan is the Sudanese pound and dinar, and the woman is a British subject, so I can see her being paid in British Pounds or Euros, but dollars?
teaching our children hatred of our Prophet Muhammad,"
The bear was named by a seven year old boy named Muhammad, who named it after himself. If you don't like the name of Muhammad being misused, why is it the most common name in the Islamic world?
he said.

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