Khartoum, Sudan –Thousands of protesters, many brandishing clubs and swords, took to the streets of Sudan’s capital Friday, demanding the execution of a British teacher who let her students name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Gillian Gibbons, 54, was found guilty Thursday of insulting Islam and sentenced to 15 days in jail. She was spared the more serious punishment of 40 lashes.
That angered many in Khartoum, who rallied in Martyrs Square outside the presidential palace. Protesters waved sticks, knives, axes and swords.
“Kill her, kill her by firing squad!” they chanted. “No tolerance, execution!”
Right wing radical commentator, Ann Coulter was the one exception to the worldwide outrage at the charge..
“Of course a religious figure should never be trivialized.” she espoused on Fox News Tuesday evening. “I think she got off easy. If I was the judge, I would have had her tossed to the crowd after her 50 lashes.”
As a result of Coulter’s remarks, A Kentucky minister had a local store owner arrested for “blaspheming Jesus.”
Preacher Lem McCoy of the Flaming Sword Church in Hidden Hollow, a coal town in the Kentucky hills. pressed charges against Fred Lipton, owner of the only toy store in town, Lipton was arrested by Police Chief Earl Gumm after he investigated McCoy’s charges.
” He had a Jesus doll! Can you imagine such an insult?” said Chief Gumm. ” Fearing a lynching we had to put him into an isolated cell after crowds began to gather in front of the jail.”
Preacher McCoy in his sermon Sunday, said he was definitely going to demand that Lipton be denied bail. ” Insulting Jesus by making him look like a doll? Absolutely disgusting! Maybe a coupla lashes would make Lipton never again insult our revered Son of God!”
The church shook, as those attending roared their approval