Public Enemy #1 to Muslims … Islamic Fanatics Demand Jailed Teddy Bear Teacher Gillian Gibbons be Executed
How could one Teddy Bear have caused such an uproar? Please let’s not hear about human rights violations in the US anymore or ones we commit elsewhere after this story. Gillian Gibbons, the Teddy Bear Teacher was sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation from the Sudan on Thursday.
British teacher Gillian Gibbons was convicted of insulting Islam for letting her pupils name a Teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days in prison and deportation from Sudan, one of her defense lawyers said Thursday. Ali Mohammed Ajab, of Gibbons’ defense team, said she was found guilty of “insulting the faith of Muslims in Sudan” under Article 125 of the Sudanese criminal code, a lighter conviction than the original charge of inciting religious hatred. A charge later confirmed by a judge leaving the closed court session. (Fox News)
So one would think that this bizarre case was over. Think again. Crazy Islamic fanatics are asking and demanding that she be executed. We kid you not …
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 Matyrs Square, which is in front of the presidential palace, many arriving in pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blaring messages condemning Miss Gibbons.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) – Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and swords and beating drums, burned pictures of a British teacher Friday and demanded her execution for insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Sudan’s Islamic government, which has long whipped up anti-Western, Muslim hard-line sentiment at home, was balancing between fueling outrage over the case of Gillian Gibbons and containing it.
The government does not want to seriously damage ties with Britain, but the show of anger underlines its stance that Sudanese oppose Western interference, lawyers and political foes said. The uproar comes as the U.N. is accusing Sudan of dragging its feet on the deployment of peacekeepers in the war-torn Darfur region.