Blasphemy Bear Season 4: Jumping the shark

December 1, 2007

Another chapter in the ongoing saga of stupidity that wouldn’t die:

A British teacher jailed in Sudan for insulting Islam by allowing her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad has been moved to a secret location for her own safety.The dramatic move was made after thousands of weapon-wielding protesters gathered outside the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand a harsher sentence.

Harsher sentence? For naming a teddy bear?

Q. Is it actually possible for this story to become any more stupid?

A. Oh yes.

Massing in central Martyrs Square for an hour, the hordes burned pictures of Mrs Gibbons and chanted: “Shame, shame on the UK,” and “No tolerance: Execution,” and “kill her, kill her by firing squad”.
Riot police kept the mob, who had been ferried in on pick-up trucks after Friday prayers, from the presidential palace.

Has the whole world gone mad?

Meanwhile, Mrs Gibbons’ son, John Gibbons, 27, from Liverpool, said his mother Gillian was “holding up quite well” as she serves a 15-day prison sentence.

Revealing her first reaction to her jail sentence, he said: “One of the things my mum said … was that ‘I don’t want any resentment towards Muslim people.’ She doesn’t want people using her and her case as something to stoke up resentment towards anyone, towards Sudanese people, towards Muslim people or whatever”.

And fair enough – to a point. It is not Islam as a religion, or the Sudanese people who are responsible for the insanity that is being perpetrated on her – but rather the ridiculous laws that labeled her act as a crime, the Judiciary that tried and sentenced her, and the cretinous extremists that are calling for her death for crying out loud.

You can’t blame all Muslims and you can’t blame all Sudanese, but these particular Sudanese Muslims are making themselves look like a mob of violent, intolerant, xenophobic lunatics. No help required.


EDITED TO ADD: Video of the protests and comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Federation of Student Islamic Societies describing the sentence as “absurdly disproportionate”.

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2 Responses to “Blasphemy Bear Season 4: Jumping the shark”

  1. Superman Says:

    If you go out in the woods today
    You’re sure of a big surprise.
    If you go out in the woods today
    You’d better go in disguise.

    For every bear that ever there was
    Will gather there for certain, because
    Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

    Chorus:
    Picnic time for teddy bears,
    The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
    Watch them, catch them unawares,
    And see them picnic on their holiday.
    See them gaily dance about.
    They love to play and shout.
    And never have any cares.
    At six o’clock their mommies and daddies
    Will take them home to bed
    Because they’re tired little teddy bears.

    If you go out in the woods today,
    You’d better not go alone.
    It’s lovely out in the woods today,
    But safer to stay at home.

    For every bear that ever there was
    Will gather there for certain, because
    Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic

    TO CHORUS

    Every teddy bear, that’s been good
    Is sure of a treat today
    There’s lots of wonderful things to eat
    And wonderful games to play

    Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
    They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
    Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic

    TO CHORUS

  2. USpace Says:

    Well said! Green Ink has a great cartoon of a MoTeddy, THAT would get the European Muzzies rioting too.

    This would make a wonderful Ramadan gift. A New Dark Age is Dawning has a link to them for sale at the Cafe Press store.

    Calling these ignorant freaks in Sudan human garbage is just too kind. Oh so peaceful, effin SICK animals…

    .
    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    give a pig a prophet’s name

    glorify the godly swine
    and thank him for his bacon

    .
    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    outlaw all teddy bears

    before some little kids
    try to honor a prophet

    .
    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    pay your teachers with DEATH

    for visiting to help out
    your ungrateful country

    http://citizenwarrior2.blogspot.com/

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
    .


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