Daily Archives: December 2, 2007
So easy, given the obscene calls for extreme punishment by some in the Sudan teddy bear case, to inflame prejudice against Muslims, but we would be well advised to listen to the one most concerned.
The British teacher jailed in Sudan for naming a teddy bear Mohammed has said that she wished she could stay in the country… In a statement issued through her legal team, Mrs Gibbons added: “I’m fine, I’m well, I’m very grateful to all the people who have been working on my behalf. I know so many people out there have done so much. I know the Prime Minister called my son and I am really, really grateful to everyone. I want people to know that I have been well treated and especially that I am being well fed.”
In a telephone call to her son John in Liverpool, Mrs Gibbons said: “I don’t want any resentment towards Muslim people.”