It is sickening to me that the British government felt that they had to suck up to the Sudanese government in order to secure the release of British teacher and national, Gillian Gibbons. Talk about major wuss’s. Of course, I really don’t think the American government these days would have done much better. For some reason, everyone and their neighbor feels they must capitulate to, placate, and otherwise calm the raging Islamic community.
For the Oh so horrible “offense” of allowing students to name a teddy bear “Mohammed”, a common name among Muslim men, Gillian Gibbons was initially sentenced to a whipping with 40 lashes and then at least six months in jail. If anyone knows anything about whippings, 40 lashes could have killed the fifty-four year old woman. And six MONTHS of jail in a third world, Muslim country?
All for letting some kids name a teddy bear Mohammed?
Has ANYONE ever seen Christians flip out if a kid happens to name their stuffed animal Jesus? How about Jews freaking out over a teddy named Moses? Both groups might get upset, but none of them would impose disgusting, harsh sentences on people. They might moan and groan but that’s about it.
If the Brits had had any guts whatsoever, they would have done what was RIGHT. Tell the Muslims where they can shove it, get a military special ops team in there to extract the teacher, and tell the entire world to go sit and spin if they have a problem with that.