Thursday, November 29, 2007

British Teacher Found Guilty in Sudan


The British teacher in Sudan who let her 7-year-old pupils name a class teddy bear Muhammad was found guilty on Thursday of insulting Islam and sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation.

The 15 days in a Sudanese jail sure sucks but at least afterwards she can go home where she can name a teddy bear anything she wants.

Under Sudanese law, the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, could have spent months in jail and been lashed 40 times.

Did sanity prevail here? Probably not. We're just seeing Sudan bend to international pressure which, actually when you think about it, means they know they're wrong.

“She got a very light punishment,” said Rabie A. Atti, a government spokesman. “Actually, it’s not much of a punishment at all. It should be considered a warning that such acts should not be repeated.”

"I'll never name a teddy bear again."

British officials, meanwhile, were furious.

"Lash her! LASH HER!"

As soon as the news broke that Ms. Gibbons had been convicted, the British foreign office in London, which had called the whole ordeal “an innocent mistake” summoned the Sudanese ambassador — for the second time in two days.

Should have put the Sudanese ambassador in jail until this poor woman is home safely. Claim he insulted Britain by drinking his tea out of a coffee mug.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

I think it's time to call in the airstrikes now . . . . . .

I off to call in some favours

November 30, 2007 3:08 AM  

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