Saturday, 1 December 2007

If Muslims are this easily offended...

... then may Allah help us. The story is from The Toronto Star.

`Kill her by firing squad!' protesters chant

Thousands in Khartoum demand execution of U.K. teacher convicted of insulting Islam

Dec 01, 2007 04:30 AM
MOHAMED OSMAN
Associated Press


KHARTOUM–Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and swords and beating drums, burned pictures of a British teacher yesterday and demanded her execution for insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Sudan's Islamic government, which has long whipped up anti-Western, Muslim hard-line sentiment at home, was balancing between fuelling outrage over the case and containing it.

The government does not want to seriously damage ties with Britain, but the show of anger underlines its stance that Sudanese oppose Western interference, lawyers and political foes said.

Many in the protesting crowd shouted: "Kill her! Kill her by firing squad!''

Gillian Gibbons was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in jail and deportation for insulting Islam with the naming of the teddy bear, which was part of a class project for her 7-year-old students.

She escaped harsher punishment that could have included up to 40 lashes, six months in prison and a fine. Her time in jail since her arrest Sunday counts toward the sentence.


This over reaction by Muslims, which is sadly typical, was triggered by a British teacher who named a teddy bear Muhammad, as the article points out. What is missing in this piece but has been reported before is that the British teacher did so at the request of her students. The children overwhelmingly agreed that the bear should be named after the most popular student in the class and this student's name happened to be Muhammad, a very common name for Muslim boys in honour of the founder of Islam.

The rational mind of any civilized people would realize that she meant no harm but apparently these Muslims do not care with some calling for her death where a simple apology and a renaming of the bear would suffice. This is a simple case of misunderstanding.

What are the implications for Canada? Well, we import these people. More to the point, we import this kind of behaviour and introduce it into Canadian society. I do not wish to generalize here by castigating all Muslims by the outrageous behaviour of their fellow adherents but the fact of the matter is that too many of them do think and behave in like fashion to those calling for the British teacher's death in Khartoum. I will say that most Muslims do not behave this way but most Muslims do not have to. All you need is a few. How large must the Muslim population in Canada be for similar protests to occur here and against Canadian citizens? How can we criticize Islam in Canada like Christianity often is - to the point of unwarranted juvenile mockery I might add - when the threat of riots in the streets and calls for death are festering below the surface? How can we keep Islamic expansionism in Canadian society, schools, and law and in federal and provincial governance in check when we are afraid to do anything about it for fear of violence? Like I said, not all Muslims behave in anti-social ways - though their incessant pleas for accommodation begs to differ - but all you need is a few.

This is not "Little Mosque on the Prairie" folks; a CBC produced show that is so out of touch with reality, that is so fake, that it is figuratively the reverse image of the bomb belt wearing suicide bomber in Gaza; two images on the opposite and extreme ends of the scale of generalizations that they are both generalizing, propagandistic, and insulting. "Little Mosque" is multicultural propaganda at work and in service to the state religion, funded by the Canadian tax payer for his and her indoctrination.

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