Friday, November 30, 2007

1,000s In Sudan Call For Death To Brit "Blasphemer"

The verdict is in: Gillian Gibbons was sentenced to 15 days in prison, and expulsion from Sudan for the preposterous claim she insulted Islam by allowing her students to name a Teddy Bear "Muhammad". And, as if 15 days in prison wasn't enough to mollify the usual masses of Muslim overreactors, 1,000s of Sudanese took to the streets (weapons in hand) to protest the sentence and demand that Gibbons be executed... by firing squad. Yes indeed, they emerged from their Mosques this morning, those dens of peace and tolerance, gathered en masse outside the presidential palace shouting

"No tolerance: Execution," and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad."

Others marched to the school (which understandably has been closed since the incident) and then headed towards the British Embassy, before they were stopped several blocks from the facility. Although another Muslim cleric at the main Martyrs Mosque in Khartoum fell short of calling for Gibbon's execution, he did accuse her of intentionally insulting Islam, enough to incite these ordinary Muslims to action. Abdul- Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri told his flock that
"Imprisoning this lady does not satisfy the thirst of Muslims in Sudan. But we welcome imprisonment and expulsion" "This an arrogant woman who came to our country, cashing her salary in dollars, teaching our children hatred of our Prophet Muhammad."
As if any westerner would be moronic enough to intentionally criticize Islam in a predominately Muslim country knowing full well what little it takes to inspire violence and the ensuing fatwas. At least Muslims in Britain have copped to the ludicrous nature of the verdict, doled out by their brethren in Sudan, but that does little to ameliorate the current situation, and the fact that she was even arrested to begin with. I also find the use of the words "satisfy the thirst" to be very telling.

Rather than having to walk on egg shells in Islamic countries that show no tolerance of others, I suggest we pull out all western interests, including ngo aid programmes and see how quickly they might change their tune.

An anonymous commenter on my original post about Gillian recommended a link to cafepress which has some interesting information on the left sidebar. You can find the address to the Embassy of Sudan in D.C., some information regarding the Q'ran and Hadith's takes on graven images..looks like the Sudanese have misinterpreted their teachings... and links to items that you can buy to show your support.

Some interesting stuff on Hot Air and Michelle Malkin. And GrandWeepers asks an interesting question in his latest, "Are those countries most in need driving away those who want to help?"
I say, yes!


MondaythroughSunday said...

Wow..that is REALLY disturbing.

ODP said...

Yeah, I saw that this moring and thought of you. In fact, I linked my most recent post to you as well. My post askes if the countries who most need foreign altruism are making it less and less likely that they will receive it.

Anonymous said...

"Are those countries most in need driving away those who want to help?"

Yes, but there are always people willing to take the risk, and go to these places. I'm not that charitable.

Incognito said...

MONDAY: Disturbing, but not surprising.. given their penchant for overreacting.

ODP: In my opinion... yes.

YOURJEWISHMASTER: I know.. and God love 'em. But why not help those who truly want our help.. and there are plenty of those.

Frasypoo said...

What a world we live in!

Rather than having to walk on egg shells in Islamic countries that show no tolerance of others, I suggest we pull out all western interests, including ngo aid programmes and see how quickly they might change their tune

That is a great idea !

Pat Jenkins said...

if this woman is harmed at all the bristish government should consider this an act of war!!! and i honestly mean that!!!

Karen said...

I was so disgusted by all the protests of her sentence, viewed as too lenient, that I had to post on it last night, too. The people I'm really disgusted with are those in the British government who are so ineffective in securing her release. This is absurb. Just like when the Brit military members were taken from their ship off the coast of Iran. England wimped out.

Anonymous said...

And this used to be an empire that would expend huge resources to fetch deserters in the middle of far-off jungles, just because it was the right thing to do.
Now they can't even see fit to come to the aid of their subjects that serve in the military, or are off representing Britain in an honorable way. Pathetic.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good stuff. BTW, lifted your teddy bear for my blog, thanks!

Anonymous said...

These people are sick.

WomanHonorThyself said...

just showing their true colors Incog..spit!

Aurora said...

I totally agree with your suggestion about pulling out NGOs and other aid. These people are thugs, no more. Why should we be pouring money into such a murderous and west-hating society?

Anonymous said...

The ones's on the receiving end of charity either become dependent, and/or resentful.
It's so cliche, but people need to be taught how to live, not how to receive something for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Sunday everybody. I hope you have better weather where you are then we do here in New York where it’s snowing and windy and it’s the coldest day of the year so far...20 degrees. with a wind chill factor of 13 degrees.
Stay warm and pass the Hot Toddy. ...I like mine with Tequila, Kahlua, a bit of Tuaca, and coffee.

American Interests said...

I'm with Pat Jenkins. Where's the likes of Margaret Thatcher when you need 'em.

Incognito said...

FRASY: It will never happen... but it certainly would be nice.

PATJ: Would be nice but it too will never happen.

KAREN: We're dealing with a whole different ball of wax with Islamic hardliners. Diplomacy seems non-existent because basically it doesn't work with them.

YOURJEWISHM: It is pathetic.. but times have changed.. sadly. People are running scared.

SNOOPY: Any time... I lifted it from the Cafe Press website.

DD2: Fanatical... which is never good.

WOMAN: AS they seem to be doing more and more. Which is a good thing. Perhaps people will stop tolerating it.

AURORA: We shouldn't .. but we will... because we are stupid and goodhearted.

YOURJEWISHM: Great point.. there are some charities that do just that. CARE doesn't dole out money they help them help themselves. But for the most part.. they love to take our money and then bite the hand that feeds them.

DD2.. Thank you dear! Hope it warms up for you.

AI: Or Churchill for that matter.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Saw footage of the is the most amazing thing I have seen..talking about hate.

Righty64 said...

What facsinates me is that the whacko Hollyweird crowd seems to think that President Bush is a greater enemy than these sick degenerates running around in these Islamic nations. Where is the anger from Sean Penn? Tim Robbins? Susan Sarandon? Add a name and fill in the blank. These people should be on their hands and knees thanking President Bush for taking on these people who see more of a threat from a harmless teddy bear than what their anger hath wrought.