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Khartoum rage

It is absurd that teacher Gillian Gibbons has been sentenced to fifteen days in prison for naming a teddy bear Mohammed. Islam, as we know, is a religion of peace and tolerance, so I was delighted to learn from the BBC that there have been protests against the sentence in Khartoum. Oh, wait a minute:

Thousands of people have marched in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to call for UK teacher Gillian Gibbons to be shot.

Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed by a court on Thursday after children in her class named a teddy bear Muhammad.

She was sentenced to 15 days for insulting religion, and she will then be deported.

The marchers took to the streets after Friday prayers to denounce the leniency of the sentence.

The protesters gathered in Martyrs Square, outside the presidential palace in the capital, many of them carrying knives and sticks.

Marchers chanted "Shame, shame on the UK", "No tolerance - execution" and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad".

A message for Mrs Gibbons and other well-meaning people who want to do some good in the Thirld World: there are plenty of non-Muslims who need our help. Let the Muslims stew in their own Islamic juice.