* This is just insane: here is a British teacher trying to help educate kids in a Sudan school and she is thrown in jail with the prospects of a public flogging, for allowing those kids to chose a name for a teddy bear. The kids chose ‘Mohammed’- among Abdullah, Ahmed and Osama.
Gibbons was detained after parents complained she had allowed six-year-old boys and girls at the expensive English school to name the bear Mohammed, although Gibbons has told British officials she never meant to cause offence.
* The Western press again makes mealy mouthed excuses and tries to ‘explain’ the fanatical frenzy of the Muhammedans like this:
‘For devout Muslims, any physical depiction of Mohammed is blasphemous and strictly forbidden.’
The BBC’s correspondent Amber Henshaw said Ms Gibbons’ punishment could be up to six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.
The school has been closed until January for fear of reprisals.
Fellow teachers at Khartoum’s Unity High School told Reuters news agency they feared for Ms Gibbons’ safety after receiving reports that men had started gathering outside the police station where she was being held.
The school’s director, Robert Boulos, said: “This is a very sensitive issue. We are very worried about her safety.
Bid to stop whipping over toy bear
LONDON, England (CNN) — UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday that officials were working to secure the early release of a British teacher who faces being whipped in Sudan after she allowed her class to name a teddy bear “Mohammed.”
Will no one in the world stand up and call this madness? In a sane world, we would see the UN denouncing the Sudanese government, as well as the State Department and more. Instead, we see pleading with these monsters: it was “a totally innocent mistake,” you see. In other words, the lashes would be completely justified if she had meant to poke fun at Muhammad, but she didn’t mean to, you see, so please give her clemency.
Will no one stand up and call this what it is: sheer, outrageous madness?
Update on the War in France
Burned school in Villiers-le-Bel yesterday.
“genuine urban guerrillas with conventional weapons and hunting weapons” were among the rioters.
Pamela has a whole picture book of the action, here
Annapolis: Orwell in charge:
Because for the Arabs, ‘total peace’ means the peace of the grave…
An Orwellian story on the Annapolis Appeasement Party: it’s Israel that isn’t ready for peace. Forget about those suicide bombers and the annihilationist rhetoric. The ones who don’t want peace are, of course, the Jews. Maybe Matthew Lee means that Israel isn’t ready for total surrender.
Meanwhile, there is nothing much in this document. They’re going to establish a Palestinian state. Great. But then, unless Israel decides to rush headlong to suicide, that will stall on the Palestinian unwillingness to recognize Israel. Or it will stall when the Palestinians recognize Israel but then in Arabic say the opposite, and act as if they still believe it has no legitimacy. And they are certain to do that.
“Israel, Palestinians OK negotiating plan,”
The only thing at stake a these conferences in the Middle East is the Survival of Israel. That is what is being negotiated over, or away. But at the same time, and unrecognized by Infidels who deem themselves safely above that particular fray, their fate is also being decided. Any victory over Israel, any forcing of Israel into a state still more perilous than what Israeli citizens must daily endure, will heighten the certainy of Muslims everywhere that they are winnning, that they cannot be stopped, that they are on the march. Israel is not to be thrown to the wolves, because those wolves will only get bigger, and stronger, and have more cubs, and they will all be hungry, and eager to maraud.
* If the “Palestinians” would put down their weapons, there would be peace with Israel today, if the Israelis put down their weapons,
there would be no Israel!