Gillian Gibbons Update: British Muslim Peers And Many More Moderate Muslims Make Sincere Show Of Solidarity Against Sudanese Stupidity ...
British Muslim Peers set to see Sudan president
Baroness Warsi and Lord Ahmed
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Two UK Muslim peers who are in Sudan to lobby for a jailed British teacher to be released will meet the president on Monday, a presidential aide has said.
Baroness Warsi [Conservative peer] and Lord Ahmed [Labour peer] have delayed their return to the UK and Lady Warsi said they had "made progress".
And there was more heartening news (or bad news for the ignorant, bigoted loony-fundy buffoons of both sides), as more of the moderate majority of UK Muslims took to the streets of London and made their way to the Sudanese embassy to protest and to show their sincere support for a fellow Brit.
See some more re: that show of sanity and solidarity.
And then there's this.
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Dr Imad Hassan, 45, is a Sudanese doctor and writer with a PhD in comparative religious studies who has lived in Britain since 1991.
He feels that someone from the Sudanese community must speak out against the ruling, and is planning to organise a protest from fellow scholars.
"I feel insulted as a Muslim by the government of Sudan, not by Mrs Gibbons," he told the BBC. "Describing the lovely children's toy with the name of Muhammad is a compliment, it is not an insult.
"If my own son calls a teddy bear Muhammad I would not rebuke him, let alone a non-Muslim teacher accepting children's natural lovely choice.