Friday, November 30, 2007
Calls for Gillian Gibbons' execution - contrast with calm British Muslims
After this week, I am a bit of a fan of Inayat Bunglawala (above), spokesman for the British Muslim Council. I first heard him speak about the teddy bear row on BBC Radio Manchester (his organisation are based there). He was absolutely unequivocal in condemning the prosecution of Gillian Gibbons:
There was clearly no intention on the part of the teacher to deliberately insult the Islamic faith, British Muslims are embarrassed by the actions of Sudan.
I see that there have been demonstrations in Khartoum, calling for Gillian Gibbons to be executed by firing squad.
Oh dear. But what a gulf between those sentiments expressed by some Muslims in Khartoum and the immensely sensible Mr Bunglawala!