Thursday, November 29, 2007
`Teddy Bear' Teacher Found Guilty of Blasphemy in Sudan
Well, the official sharia verdict has come in on Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher who was tried for `blasphemy' when her class of 7-year-olds voted to name a teddy bear `Muhammed' during a lesson on animal habitats.
And the verdict was guilty, of course. In the Sudan, the courts claim that they provide a speedy and fair trial, and apparently half of that is correct.
As I predicted, she's not going to receive the legally mandated punishment of forty lashes. The court reduced the sentence to to 15 days jail and deportation. Obviously the publicity surrounding this trial and perhaps a little baksheesh in the right hands courtesy of the British government had a bearing on this leniency.
I'll repeat once more time...I glad Ms. Gibbons isn't being whipped, but she should have thought twice about accepting a teaching position in a place like the Sudan.
Little incidents like this should awaken the British and others on what's being imported to their countries under the guise of `multiculturalism'.