Sunday, December 02, 2007

British teacher’s plight in Sudan tells us the lunacy we are up against



On a regular basis, the media tells us how we in the United States must be more tolerant of Islam and even Islamic extremists. Those voices seem to contend that if we just tolerate their views, we will have peace.

A case developing in the Sudan shows otherwise. Gillian Gibbons, a 54 year old British teacher who went to Sudan to help, is now imprisoned over what some would call a downright silly thing. Gibbons decided to name a teddy bear in her class room “Muhammad” after the class she taught decided that the teddy bear should be named after one of their more popular classmates. There are various news reports on the subject, but the link found at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article531449.ece gives a clear picture about what is going on.

Islamic extremists are rallying by the thousands to call for the death of Gillian Gibbons for insulting their prophet. It is noted that Islamic leaders in the United Kingdom seem to oppose this and are working for her release. I commend them for that. However, the very notion that the simple naming of a teddy bear would lead people to call for one’s death shows us the difference in the cultures we now face.

Think about it for a moment. Suppose someone named their teddy bear “Moses.” Sure, some Jews might be offended. However, it is inconceivable that those offended Jews would call for the death of the person who named the teddy bear. Suppose someone named a teddy bear “Jesus.” Perhaps a handful of fanatics would be upset, but again, I can not see them calling for someone’s death.

A more likely example for Christians would come in South America, where a good many children are named Jesus. It is not conceivable that devout South American Catholics would demand the death of a teacher who allowed her students to name a teddy bear in the classroom “Jesus” after a popular school mate.

One can not also see Buddhists calling for the death of some teacher who named a teddy bear Buddha.

Some pundits call the Islamic extremists evil. Others call them insane. Take your pick. There is something wrong with any religion that demands the death or even the imprisonment of a human being over something as simple as the name of a teddy bear chosen by children. What compounds this wrong is that the woman who is at the center of this pure hate is a woman who went to Sudan to help.

The calls for her death are outrageous and hateful. They are based upon the evil or insane manipulation of the ignorant by a handful of power hungry monsters that seem to care more about showing their power than communing with and understanding God. It is a clear example of the hate and lunacy we in the western world are up against.

Yet, we are asked by some among us to tolerate those who hate us so and who would kill innocent people for insane reasons. Christ did tell us to pray for our enemies, but he did not tell us to let them dictate to us how to live or what is civilized.

The treatment of teacher Gillian Gibbons should be called for what it is: flat wrong on all accounts, civil, religious and moral. It should also be a wakeup call for those of us who think that extreme Islam just wants to live in peace with us. They do not. They want to kill us over the least of things.

5 comments:

  1. This incident has little to do with teddy bears or Mohammed and everything to do with throwing up a smokescreen to help Sudan continue to resist UN and Western efforts to halt the rape, slaughter and ethnic cleansing in Darfur.

    Now, Jean-Marie Guehenno, the United Nations peacekeeping chief, has said that the obstacles raised by Sudan are putting in doubt the planned deployment of a peacekeeping force for Darfur.

    Is the UN any use whatsoever?

    (more at blogolob)

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  2. You are ignorant of Islam. You ignorant people can not insult the Prophet and not expect the wrath of the people who worship the one true God and Mohammad was His Prophet.

    The decadent and evil west is reaping the fruits from the seeds of decadence they have sown.

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  3. We see the fruits of Mohammedanism and the worship of a Philistine moon god. Outrage inflamed over an excuse to divert attention from teh fact that the white arabs don't like the black Moslems in Darfur and don't mind funding infidels to repress and exterminate Black Africans, even Islamic Black Africans.

    Anon 2319, like mullahs that preach Quran to support an agenda to illiterate believers that can't read it, you commit the same sin as Crusaders that did more to hurt the Jews in Israel than to the Arabs of presumptive impeity.

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  4. Where is that Jew, Bill McAbee. You do know the name McAbee is Jewish in nature? Is he for your ignorant comments, ore are you his puppet helping the Jews put a Pope on the throne of the Catholic Church?

    Remember, at some time the infidels in the West will bow down to a Black Jew as Pope.

    Allah be with Ron Wilson, the man who has the courage to stand up against the Jew.

    As for you and McAbee, the Jew, I spit upon you dogs. You are below life.

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  5. Wow, there's some serious hatin' going on here.

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