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Things can't get any worse

Postby angeldeb82 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:07 am

First, the Muslim mob in Sudan arrest a teacher for encouraging a class to name a teddy bear Muhammad, then the courts found her guilty yesterday of religious intolerance and sentenced her to many days in prison and deportation to Britain, and now this:

Teacher hidden as Sudan mob urges death

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Geez Louise! With a Muslim mob like that, that is definitely not justice! That is sheer, ultimate revenge-killing! That's like the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad controversy protests all over again. I hope she gets deported from Sudan, or otherwise, if they execute her, then may God have mercy on her soul as the UK may declare her a martyr. So far, the UK is demanding the release of Gibbons and her return home. I hope they pull this off. :(
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby triplemultiplex » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:57 am

More proof that religious people are batshit insane. Especially Muslims.
"You can't name a teddy bear after Muhammad; DEEERRRP!!!!"

And if these religious fanatics were true to their convictions, they'd call for the execution of these two dozen or so children. After all, they're the one's who wanted to name the teddy bear "Muhammad". C'mon you, pussies! Stand up for your principles already! I dare you! Prove once and for all to the Judeo-Christian world that you hate children!
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby angeldeb82 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:57 am

Much as the religious fanatics are causing the genocide in Darfur. Go figure.
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They can only get better

Postby Big-Will » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:41 am

Pardoned and freed! Woohoo!
Teddy row teacher to be released

UK teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan after she was jailed for allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed for 15 days on 29 November.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir pardoned her after a meeting with two British Muslim peers.

In a statement, Mrs Gibbons said: "I am sorry if I caused any distress". UK prime minister Gordon Brown said he was "delighted and relieved" at the news.

Mrs Gibbons is expected to be released into the care of the British embassy in Khartoum later on Monday and flown back to the UK.

I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone and I am sorry if I caused any distress

Gillian Gibbons


In a statement read out by Baroness Warsi, Mrs Gibbons said: "I have been in Sudan for only four months but I have enjoyed myself immensely.

"I have encountered nothing but kindness and generosity from the Sudanese people. I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone and I am sorry if I caused any distress.

"I was extremely happy working in Unity High School and there I had made some wonderful friends.

"My class was delighted and were making wonderful progress with their studies. I will miss them terribly and I am very sad to think that they have been distressed by this event.

"I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all who have worked so hard whilst I have been in prison. Thank you also for the messages of support.

"I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends but I am very sorry that I will be unable to return to Sudan and work in Unity High School as the teacher of 2X."

Lord Ahmed thanked the president for granting the pardon and said both he and Baroness Warsi were proud to have been able to help Mrs Gibbons.

"This is a case which is unfortunate, unintentional, innocent misunderstanding, and as British Muslim Parliamentarians we, Baroness Warsi and myself, we feel proud that we've been able to secure Gillian Gibbon's release."

Efforts applauded

Mr Brown said: "Through the course of Mrs Gibbons' detention I was glad to see Muslim groups across the UK express strong support for her case.

"I applaud the particular efforts of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi in securing her freedom. I am also grateful to our officials for all their work behind the scenes."

TEDDY ROW TEACHER TIMELINE
Sept: Gillian Gibbons' class votes to name a teddy bear Muhammad
25 Nov: She is arrested for allegedly insulting Islam's Prophet
27 Nov: Gordon Brown says efforts are being made to release her
28 Nov: Mrs Gibbons is charged with insulting religion and inciting hatred
29 Nov: A Sudanese court finds her guilty of insulting Islam and sentences her to 15 days in prison and deportation
30 Nov: Angry protesters in Khartoum demand a harsher sentence
1 Dec: Two British Muslim peers press Sudanese officials to pardon her
3 Dec: Mrs Gibbons is pardoned by Sudan's president and freed from prison


Speaking to reporters outside his home in Liverpool, Mrs Gibbons' son John said he was "very pleased".

He said: "I'd like to thank the government for all they have done, the hard work behind the scenes, especially the two peers who went out there.

"Everyone's been really great. Obviously it's a great feeling today, we're very pleased, we have been under a lot of pressure."

He said his mother would be "very pleased although quite embarrassed to be on the news permanently".

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he welcomed President al-Bashir's intervention.

"I want to pay tribute to the work of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi, whose welcome initiative has been important in securing this outcome," he said.

"They, and the Muslim community in the UK, have shared our view that this was always an innocent misunderstanding."

Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain, told BBC News 24 that the whole saga was very damaging for the image of the Muslim faith.

"Each time we have stories like these, that distort what Islam stands for or misrepresents what the compassion of Muslim law stands for.

"Then we have repercussions and people begin to feel that Islam has no place in modern society, whereas we believe that Islam is for all time to come.

"I have not come across one single Muslim in our country who has supported what has happened.''

President Omar al-Bashir had been under pressure from Sudanese hardliners to ensure Mrs Gibbons served her full sentence.

There had even been calls for a retrial and for the sentence to be increased.

Mrs Gibbons had been held in a secret location due to fears for her safety.

She was arrested after a member of staff at Unity High School complained to the Ministry of Education.

Crowds of protesters had marched in the capital Khartoum demanding a tougher sentence for her alleged crime of blasphemy. Some called for her to be executed by firing squad.
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby James--76 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:51 pm

Yeah good news that :D
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby Thunderhorse » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:19 pm

She shouldn't be apologizing! This is ridiculous! This is madness! THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD EXPECT FROM THOSE CRAZY MUSLIMS!

They should be apologizing to her! Even if she did this out of spite, harboring hate for someone isn't a crime. Plus, she didn't even come up with the name! Why aren't the kids in jail?
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Re: They can only get better

Postby angeldeb82 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:51 pm

Big-Will wrote:Pardoned and freed! Woohoo!
Teddy row teacher to be released

UK teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan after she was jailed for allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed for 15 days on 29 November.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir pardoned her after a meeting with two British Muslim peers.

In a statement, Mrs Gibbons said: "I am sorry if I caused any distress". UK prime minister Gordon Brown said he was "delighted and relieved" at the news.

Mrs Gibbons is expected to be released into the care of the British embassy in Khartoum later on Monday and flown back to the UK.

I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone and I am sorry if I caused any distress

Gillian Gibbons


In a statement read out by Baroness Warsi, Mrs Gibbons said: "I have been in Sudan for only four months but I have enjoyed myself immensely.

"I have encountered nothing but kindness and generosity from the Sudanese people. I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone and I am sorry if I caused any distress.

"I was extremely happy working in Unity High School and there I had made some wonderful friends.

"My class was delighted and were making wonderful progress with their studies. I will miss them terribly and I am very sad to think that they have been distressed by this event.

"I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all who have worked so hard whilst I have been in prison. Thank you also for the messages of support.

"I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends but I am very sorry that I will be unable to return to Sudan and work in Unity High School as the teacher of 2X."

Lord Ahmed thanked the president for granting the pardon and said both he and Baroness Warsi were proud to have been able to help Mrs Gibbons.

"This is a case which is unfortunate, unintentional, innocent misunderstanding, and as British Muslim Parliamentarians we, Baroness Warsi and myself, we feel proud that we've been able to secure Gillian Gibbon's release."

Efforts applauded

Mr Brown said: "Through the course of Mrs Gibbons' detention I was glad to see Muslim groups across the UK express strong support for her case.

"I applaud the particular efforts of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi in securing her freedom. I am also grateful to our officials for all their work behind the scenes."

TEDDY ROW TEACHER TIMELINE
Sept: Gillian Gibbons' class votes to name a teddy bear Muhammad
25 Nov: She is arrested for allegedly insulting Islam's Prophet
27 Nov: Gordon Brown says efforts are being made to release her
28 Nov: Mrs Gibbons is charged with insulting religion and inciting hatred
29 Nov: A Sudanese court finds her guilty of insulting Islam and sentences her to 15 days in prison and deportation
30 Nov: Angry protesters in Khartoum demand a harsher sentence
1 Dec: Two British Muslim peers press Sudanese officials to pardon her
3 Dec: Mrs Gibbons is pardoned by Sudan's president and freed from prison


Speaking to reporters outside his home in Liverpool, Mrs Gibbons' son John said he was "very pleased".

He said: "I'd like to thank the government for all they have done, the hard work behind the scenes, especially the two peers who went out there.

"Everyone's been really great. Obviously it's a great feeling today, we're very pleased, we have been under a lot of pressure."

He said his mother would be "very pleased although quite embarrassed to be on the news permanently".

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he welcomed President al-Bashir's intervention.

"I want to pay tribute to the work of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi, whose welcome initiative has been important in securing this outcome," he said.

"They, and the Muslim community in the UK, have shared our view that this was always an innocent misunderstanding."

Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain, told BBC News 24 that the whole saga was very damaging for the image of the Muslim faith.

"Each time we have stories like these, that distort what Islam stands for or misrepresents what the compassion of Muslim law stands for.

"Then we have repercussions and people begin to feel that Islam has no place in modern society, whereas we believe that Islam is for all time to come.

"I have not come across one single Muslim in our country who has supported what has happened.''

President Omar al-Bashir had been under pressure from Sudanese hardliners to ensure Mrs Gibbons served her full sentence.

There had even been calls for a retrial and for the sentence to be increased.

Mrs Gibbons had been held in a secret location due to fears for her safety.

She was arrested after a member of staff at Unity High School complained to the Ministry of Education.

Crowds of protesters had marched in the capital Khartoum demanding a tougher sentence for her alleged crime of blasphemy. Some called for her to be executed by firing squad.


Well, it seems that Gibbons left Sudan after a pardon. Here's the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22076390/

Guess the kids are having a new teacher now, huh?
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby Big-Will » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:18 pm

She was going to be deported anyway. Better sooner than later. :)
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby angeldeb82 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:37 pm

Still, Gibbons totally respects Islam and never meant to offend anyone.
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby treefiddy_350 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:03 am

Sudan is right! All you humane people are wrong! KILL HER and YOU!
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby angeldeb82 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:01 am

treefiddy_350 wrote:Sudan is right! All you humane people are wrong! KILL HER and YOU!


Why are you insulting us humane people, you troll? We never did anything wrong! :cartmanangry:
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby treefiddy_350 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:13 am

you're an idiot, period.

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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby angeldeb82 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:33 pm

Big-Will, treefiddy_350 is a troll who insults us humane people and calls us idiots! Can you teach him a lesson?
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Re: Things can't get any worse

Postby Big-Will » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:27 pm

Done.
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