Friday, November 30, 2007

Sudanese Call For Gibbons' Death, Amnesty Int'l Silent

A screenshot worth a thousand words.

Compare that with the whining and seething of the Sudanese, who are busy calling for Gibbons' death. She was convicted of insulting Islam in a kangaroo court yesterday. Her sentence of 15 days jail and deportation is not harsh enough for the Islamists, who want her killed.

Her supposed crime?

Allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed.
Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad."

The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickup trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation.

They massed in central Martyrs Square, outside the presidential palace, where hundreds of riot police were deployed, although they did not attempt to stop the rally.

"Shame, shame on the U.K.," protesters chanted.

They called for Gibbons' execution, saying, "No tolerance: Execution," and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad."
I predicted as much yesterday.

Hot Air opines on the Sudanese Islamists getting whipped into a frenzy during the Friday prayers and further notes this report by Jammie and warns that say what you will about these tactics but don’t say they don’t work.

Michelle Malkin weighs in, and notes that Sudanese are calling for the children who named the teddy bear Mohammed to be punished as well.

The BBC seriously underplays the seriousness of the demonstrators and what they're demanding. I'd actually consider this journalistic malpractice. Thousands of Sudanese were demanding Gibbons' death - not merely demanding that she receive a harsher sentence and the BBC decided to bury those details beneath the lede:
Crowds of people have marched in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to call for a tougher sentence for a UK teacher jailed for insulting religion.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed for 15 days on Thursday after allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Some news agencies reported protesters had called for her to be shot.
Those crowds were full of people carrying knives and clubs demanding vengeance. They weren't demanding her release - unless by release you mean releasing her life force from her body.

Let's go to the photos of the demonstrations. More than just a few hundred folks. Lots of knives gleaming in the sun. Gibbons has been taken to a secret location, which tells you that the Sudanese government knows a lynch mob would tear the place apart to deal her the punishment they see fit.

Even though Gibbons might be in custody and faces jail, her situation may invariably be better than her students who may face a far harsher future.

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