All the Moslems in this country are patting each other on the back for having got this schoolmistress off her time in a Sudanese jail.
Their representations to the Sudanese Government were all made on the basis that Mrs Gibbons had been stupid and that she had not intended to insult their religion by calling a teddy bear Mohammed.
having seen the woman wittering away on the telly, I can well believe both propositions.
However, supposing she had intended to insult Islam, would the British Moslem organisations have lifted a finger in her defence? Bearing in mind the laws they are pressing for in this country, I think the answer is no.
For the record, I’d have left the woman to her forty lashes. You may break the laws of your own country whenever you think they are illegitimate. When you go to a foreign country, you impliedly agree to obey even its insane laws.
There – that’s me done on the burning news of the day!