Friday, November 30, 2007

Mob calls for execution of teddy teacher as peer launches rescue mission

Reposted from Times Online

"Thousands of Sudanese men, many armed with clubs and knives, protested in Khartoum today calling for the execution of the British teacher who allowed a teddy bear to be called Mohamed.

The protesters emerged from Khartoum’s mosques after Friday prayers and gathered outside the presidential palace shouting slogans against Gillian Gibbons as riot police looked on.

The rowdy scenes took place as it emerged that a senior Labour peer was launching a private rescue mission to try to secure the early release of the 54-year-old teacher.

Ms Gibbons was sentenced to 15 days in jail after being convicted of inciting religious hatred for letting her pupils at one of the city’s schools name a toy bear Mohamed ...Read more"

Calls in Sudan for Execution of Briton - New York Times

(via Cynical-C)


  1. I can't help but feel that the human race just took one BIG step back after this.

  2. Does this mean that naming an order at a resturaunt of a bacon sandwhich and a beer a Mohamed would be a problem for these people too.