Wednesday, 28 November 2007

More on Gillian Gibbons

Please use this to register your views on the charging of Gillian Gibbons with "insulting religion, inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs."

A key passage from the BBC report is this (my comments in italics):

"Sudan's top clerics have called for the full measure of the law to be used against Mrs Gibbons and labelled her actions part of a Western plot against Islam."

"What has happened was not haphazard or carried out of ignorance, but rather a calculated action and another ring in the circles of plotting against Islam," the Sudanese Assembly of the Ulemas said a statement."

She's a teacher, the children were in primary school, it was a teddy bear - yes it's all a plot - maybe she was Jewish!

"The semi-official clerics body is considered relatively moderate and is believed to have the ear of the Sudanese government."

That's one of the problems; the people calling for these charges to be brought are "relatively moderate" - can you imagine what the hardliners want?

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