Sunday, December 02, 2007

An "unfortunate, unintentional, innocent misunderstanding" my ass...

The good news today is that British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons will be released unharmed from a Sudanese jail! Read the CNN breaking story.

Nazir Ahmed, a Muslim member of the British House of Lords was instrumental in encouraging the Sudanese government to release Ms. Gibbons. However, this remark from Ahmed seemed odd...

"This was an unfortunate, unintentional, innocent misunderstanding."

On whose part? Ms. Gibbons or the Muslim extremist Sudanese government?

What this was--was yet another example of radical fanatics hiding using religion to push their own sick and twisted political ideology.

By the way, it was Ms. Gibbons young students who voted to name the Teddy Bear Mohammad.


  1. Anonymous12/03/2007

    I am glad the woman got out of Sudan alive and unflogged. I was trying to figure out how to boycott Sudan over this situation and I realized that the only thing exported from Sudan was messages for help for the disaster in Darfur. And oil. 200,000 barrels per day as reported in June 2007.

  2. Anonymous12/03/2007

    I did a bit more internet research on this story and found this in an article in the Sudan Tribune.

    "Mohammed, the child who suggested the name for the bear, said he was not thinking of Islam’s Prophet when asked to suggest a name, adding that most of the class agreed with him. Mohammad, said Gibbons, was "very nice" and he would be upset if she never came back to teach. He added that Ms Gibbons had not discussed religion nor did she mention the Prophet."

  3. Anonymous12/04/2007

    How sacred can the name be? They name their children Mohammad quite frequently.

    This is just another example of a violent religion that wants to destroy anyone that disagrees with them.--ST