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Briton Pardoned in Sudan Islam Insult
Peoplepc online/Associated Press ^ | Monday, December 3, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 12/03/2007 6:57:15 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher jailed for insulting Islam after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad was released Monday when Sudan's president pardoned her, a British Embassy spokesman said.

The conviction of Gillian Gibbons under Sudan's Islamic Sharia law shocked Britons and many Muslims worldwide. It also inflamed passions among many Sudanese, some of whom called for her execution.

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The conviction shocked many Britons, but the case was caught up in the ideology that al-Bashir's Islamic regime has long instilled in Sudan, a mix of anti-colonialism, religious fundamentalism and a sense that the West is besieging Islam.

Paranoid religion -- nothing can be more dangerous.

1 posted on 12/03/2007 6:57:15 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

And note that our valiant media, in the headline, ratified this event as an insult to Islam. Disgusting!


2 posted on 12/03/2007 6:59:40 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Hopefully Gillian is safely on her way back home.

Can't think of anyone less threatening than a first grade teacher and her innocent 6 year old students.

3 posted on 12/03/2007 7:02:36 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Actually, the shocking thing is that most people weren't shocked at all. Insanity is expected of these fanatics.

The conviction of Gillian Gibbons under Sudan's Islamic Sharia law shocked Britons

4 posted on 12/03/2007 7:03:44 AM PST by DManA
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To: Turret Gunner A20

There was no insult.

Islam is deranged.


5 posted on 12/03/2007 7:05:41 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DManA
"Insanity is expected of these fanatics."

Islam is a mental illness. Don't expect anything other than irrationality from these people.

Thank God (the real God) that she is free. May she have a safe trip home.

6 posted on 12/03/2007 7:07:10 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Turret Gunner A20

You see, Islam IS a ROP. They are just misunderstood. I do not want to read any more nasty comments from you guys and gals.


7 posted on 12/03/2007 7:10:36 AM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Dream Woman)
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To: xtinct

I’ve wondered about the safety of those little kids who actually proposed and voted on the name. I would guess they are scared; it would be traumatizing. I’m glad hey don’t have to witness their teacher being stoned to death.


8 posted on 12/03/2007 7:14:01 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: davisfh
Islam is a mental illness.

The West continues to believe they can negotiate with this group.

I believe I have heard many dumbocrates declare; "If we can just sit down and talk to them, they will really understand that we are good people."

9 posted on 12/03/2007 7:14:29 AM PST by WesternPacific
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Deranged, and in this instance stupid as well. I trust the British Muslims who intervened on her behalf pointed out that in English-speaking countries, naming a teddy bear after someone is a sign of affection for the person, not an insinuation that the person is ursine.


10 posted on 12/03/2007 7:14:35 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Folks, never forget this is the country George Clooney wants us to invade on behalf of a province known as ‘Darfur’.

Only airheads from Hollywood can come up with hating Bush for fighting Islamofacism, and at the same time demand we invade a Islamofacist regime....(eyes rolling)


11 posted on 12/03/2007 7:16:59 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

“The case also sparked criticism from many Muslims in the West” — well, I wouldn’t go THAT far. I did read one statement from one person. It is Religion as Usual for Islam.


12 posted on 12/03/2007 7:17:15 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Islam is an insult to humanity.


13 posted on 12/03/2007 7:20:54 AM PST by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: davisfh

The “believers” in Sudan act no differently than the “Denied “ minorities, kool aid drinkers of the MSM, Daily Communards and “Truthers 9/11”.
Now excuse me, I have to go out in the yard and pickup the “Mark Cubans” my dog left in the grass.


14 posted on 12/03/2007 7:23:44 AM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: xtinct

Those six year olds weren’t innocent. They named a teddy bear Mohammed.

(Seriously, with all we know of Islam, this shouldn’t surprise us, but I found myself more incensed and outraged over this one than any recent incident. Thanks be to God she’s headed for home.)


15 posted on 12/03/2007 7:24:14 AM PST by agrace
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To: agrace
Agree ....

Gillian must have been terrified.

Happy she's going home.

16 posted on 12/03/2007 7:26:19 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
From the article: ""It will be wonderful to see her back in the U.K. I am sure she will be welcomed by both Muslims and non-Muslims after her quite terrible ordeal at the hands of the Sudanese authorities," Bunglawala said"

Are we to assume from this statement that all of those screaming-weapon carrying idiots in the streets screaming for the teachers death were representatives of the Sudanese government? B.S.!

17 posted on 12/03/2007 7:26:39 AM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Turret Gunner A20

The MOST ludicrous thing about Muslim anger over the naming of that innocent inanimate and harmless Teddy Bear “Mohammad” as insulting the “Prophet” and Islam — is the name Mohammad being given to all the ignorant and murderous assholes throughout the world of Islam!

Do NOT those murderous bastards insult the “Prophet”, or are they following the path of the “Prophet”????

Which is it people?
Is Islam a religion of peace, or a “religion” of murder, mayhem and ignorance???

The evidence supports the latter.


18 posted on 12/03/2007 7:26:54 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
The conviction of Gillian Gibbons under Sudan's Islamic Sharia law shocked Britons

As long as folks remain in denial about Islam these incidents will continue to shock.

19 posted on 12/03/2007 7:27:02 AM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: Turret Gunner A20
AP opens with: " A British teacher jailed for insulting Islam ..."

See anything wrong with that wording?

Shouldn't it be: "A Bristish teacher accused of insulting

..."

She did not insult Islam - the accusations of barbaric jihardists does not make a thing true...

Or: "A British teacher who allegedly insulted..." (The famous "allegedly" prefaces every one accused of of the least of crimes until the time they are convicted - it's journalistic 'law' to keep from being sued. Maybe this poor, beleaguered lady should sue AP for slander - she'll likely need funds to go into hiding for some years.

20 posted on 12/03/2007 7:27:36 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Did they behead the bear???


21 posted on 12/03/2007 7:31:17 AM PST by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: xtinct
Gillian must have been terrified

She will continue to be terrified - home is overrun with muzzies and it's jihadists - she is marked for execution...

22 posted on 12/03/2007 7:31:59 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
...and many Muslims worldwide

many? - that is a completely made up.

How about some, very few, a couple or just 19 (the # at the only recorded protest in Britian).

23 posted on 12/03/2007 7:33:08 AM PST by Eddie01
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To: Beckwith

islam is a cult. Nothing more, nothing less. A long time ago, I decided to stop using uppercase letters when talking about islam, mohammed, or anything related to that cult. To do so would be acknowledging them as a legitimate religious body. THEY ARE NOT THAT! They are a single-mided murdering, always offended, bunch of thugs that use intimidation to forward their agenda. All of us here should stop rendering respect toward those 7th century throwbacks. Respect is earned. To this date, they HAVEN’T EARNED ANY.


24 posted on 12/03/2007 7:33:30 AM PST by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: xtinct
Can't think of anyone less threatening than a first grade teacher and her innocent 6 year old students.

She let them VOTE. That's the real crime.

Can't have them grow up to be uppity...

25 posted on 12/03/2007 7:33:41 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: maine-iac7
Or: "A British teacher who allegedly insulted..." (The famous "allegedly" prefaces every one accused of of the least of crimes until the time they are convicted - it's journalistic 'law' to keep from being sued. Maybe this poor, beleaguered lady should sue AP for slander - she'll likely need funds to go into hiding for some years.

She was convicted.

26 posted on 12/03/2007 7:36:47 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: null and void
She was convicted.

True - by a barbaric society - does that make her guilty? I think not, and for the AP to state that she DID insult Islam is to give credence to Shari Law -

WE, of the so-called free world, stop acquiescing and molly coddling these barbarians or we are sunk...

She did NOT insult Islam - and the AP should not have so stated that she did

27 posted on 12/03/2007 7:45:56 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7
*shrug* and OJ was innocent...
28 posted on 12/03/2007 7:46:45 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
"...the case was caught up in the ideology that al-Bashir's Islamic regime has long instilled in Sudan, a mix of anti-colonialism, religious fundamentalism and a sense that the West is besieging Islam."

Siege is not the solution...

29 posted on 12/03/2007 7:57:24 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: 353FMG
You see, Islam IS a ROP. They are just misunderstood. I do not want to read any more nasty comments from you guys and gals. Has anyone told you where you can shove it? If not, let me have the honor.
30 posted on 12/03/2007 7:57:29 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: redstateconfidential
"...I have to go out in the yard and pickup the “Mark Cubans” my dog left in the grass."

Exercise caution. Some of them may be a bit mushy.

31 posted on 12/03/2007 7:59:22 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Has anyone told you that you are as gullible as they come? If not, let me have the unpleasant duty.


32 posted on 12/03/2007 8:22:17 AM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Dream Woman)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Did it really need a sarcasm tag?

Maybe it was sarchasm, the gap between sarcasm and its intended recepient...

33 posted on 12/03/2007 8:48:09 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
ah - I'm going to give 353FMG the benefit of the doubt that he/she just thought the sarg ID wasn't necessary?

If not meant as sarcasm, then I'm with you

34 posted on 12/03/2007 9:31:51 AM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: 353FMG
Has anyone told you that you are as gullible as they come? If not, let me have the unpleasant duty.

1. Is it really necessary to get nasty over a sarcstic reply to what I believed was a sarcastic remark by you?

2. If your remark, giving people orders about what they can and cannot say in order to meet with your approval, was not sarcasm as I thought, then you can for damned sure shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

3. And, I can imagine how unpleasant your nastiness is.

35 posted on 12/03/2007 10:05:05 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: null and void

See post # 35.


36 posted on 12/03/2007 10:06:04 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

*smooch*


37 posted on 12/03/2007 10:07:06 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: maine-iac7
ah - I'm going to give 353FMG the benefit of the doubt that he/she just thought the sarg ID wasn't necessary?

I didn't think it was either. Thus my post without a saec ID to a person whom I thought wouldn't need one. But I guess he too gullible to recognize sarcasm when he sees it.

38 posted on 12/03/2007 10:09:06 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: agrace
"Those six year olds weren’t innocent. They named a teddy bear Mohammed."

I blame the teddy bear,
you just can't trust 'em.

39 posted on 12/03/2007 10:12:09 AM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice - but he's looking better)
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To: null and void
*smooch*

You'd better be a girl, or this "smooch" thing -- uh ... well, never mind.

40 posted on 12/03/2007 10:12:12 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: norton
I blame the teddy bear,
you just can't trust 'em.

Things have come to a pretty pass when you can't even trust your Teddy Bear. Life isn't worth living anymore. Gooodbye, cruel world.

***another double, bartender***

41 posted on 12/03/2007 10:16:43 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

NO AID TO SUDAN! We could cut our defict down by CUTTING ALL aid to any MUSLIM COUNTRIES! SAUDI ARABIA being the #1 host to Wahabi Terrorist training schools....


42 posted on 12/03/2007 10:21:06 AM PST by princess leah
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To: NCC-1701
Islam is neither a religion or a cult.
43 posted on 12/03/2007 10:26:03 AM PST by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

35 threads and still no war.


44 posted on 12/03/2007 10:27:18 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: bboop

Those demonstrating in the streets of Darfur ARE the moderate islamic arabs.


45 posted on 12/03/2007 10:28:12 AM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
You'd better be a girl, or this "smooch" thing -- uh ... well, never mind.

I'm not. OTOH, I do live fairly near San Fransisco...

46 posted on 12/03/2007 10:30:36 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: davisfh

You said — “Islam is a mental illness. Don’t expect anything other than irrationality from these people.”

Well, I don’t agree that it’s a mental illness, as that lessens the realization (on the part of the “Western world”) of the actual nature of their “thinking” in regards to their religion and how they are simply doing what is “fundamental” and natural and required in their own “worldview”.

It’s not a mental illness *at all*. It’s a “worldview” that differs from ours. One has to realize that.

NOW, having said that — I must say that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob says that since He is the One and Only and True Creator God of the universe, that means that those people are following a “false god” — but so are a lot of other people in the world following a false god. How about Hindus (and their thousands and perhaps millions of false gods). That doesn’t make them insane — but it does mean that they are rejecting the One True Creator God of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

And that’s the “deception of Satan” as he’s been described in God’s word. So, while they may be “deceived” (yet not “insane”), and still in their sins — they are following their own religion and are not what one would call insane (i.e., mentally ill) at all.

There are people who might call Christians “mentally ill” for maintaining the truth of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in complete contradiction to all we know of reproduction in a woman and the fact that it has never happened elsewhere at any time in the history of mankind.

And then, there are people who might call Christians “mentally ill” for maintaining the truth of the matter that once one has died and completely disintegrated in the ground, that at a specific future time, they will be resurrected, in bodily form, once again, having the same character and being that they’ve had all along, having never ceased existing all this time that their body completely disintegrated in the grave.

Anyone who does not believe in and/or follow the Messiah of Israel and adhere to the Word of God (as He has given us) is deceived, to be sure — but they are not necessarily insane or mentally ill (although there do exist mentally ill and insane people in this world). So, I’m sorry — your reference to them being insane is simply an ignorant statement and not one that reflects reality.

Regards,
Star Traveler


47 posted on 12/03/2007 10:53:03 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Can’t.., can’t.., can’t we all get along?


48 posted on 12/03/2007 11:00:35 AM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Dream Woman)
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To: 353FMG; Turret Gunner A20
Apparently not.

*sniff* I even offered to kiss and make up...

49 posted on 12/03/2007 11:11:51 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: null and void

No comment — it would only lead to bloodshed.


50 posted on 12/03/2007 11:18:02 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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