Saturday, February 11, 2006

Khartoum Cartoon 

death to the apostates!

Question the parentage of the Prophet? The outrage! What will we tell the children?!

The Sudan Tribune, May 6, 2005:
Sudanese prosecutor demand death for editor of suspended newspaper

KHARTOUM, May 5, 2005 (Sudan Tribune) — The general prosecutor demanded that the chief editor should face the death penalty in accordance with the Sudanese law, the independent al-Mashaheer said.

A banner carried by the outraged crowd as they chanted "death to the apostate" during a demonstration against a Sudanese newspaper editor over an article allegedly questioning the parentage of the Prophet Mohamed. (Sudanile).

A member of the prosecution team Musa Mohamed Ali said that the article is considered to be a violation of the criminal law which punishes anyone who insults religion or faith. Apostates face the death penalty under Islamic law, which was implemented in Sudan since 1983.

Judiciary sources pointed out that the journalist refused to be represented by a lawyer and said that he would represent himself.

A large angry crowd thronged in front of a criminal court north of Khartoum yesterday morning to follow court proceedings against the Chief Editor of Al-Wifaq’s newspaper, Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmad.

Mohamed Taha — who is a prominent Islamist journalist, former member of the National Islamic Front, and has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood political group — is charged with publishing an article on 21 April 2005 that cast doubt on the parentage of Prophet Mohamed and also defamed one of his companions, Omar Bin al-Aas.

The protesters chanting God is great also held banners demanding that the Islamic punishment for apostate, death penalty, should be implemented against the chief editor.

Security authorities decided to bar the crowd from following the proceedings a decision which angered them. The crowd then confronted the police, who were in turn forced to use batons and tear gas canisters to break up the crowd leading to the injury of one protester who was later taken to Khartoum Hospital for treatment.

So, now you might be wondering what happened to Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmad, might you not? As it turns out the man's trial was held in secret, media was forbidden to cover the event, and the newspaper Al-Wifaq was suspended from publishing for three months and fined 8,000,000 Sudanese pounds.
( See full article: Sudan court suspends newspaper for 3 months, Sudan Tribune, June 2005. )


The Editor, Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmad, who had the audacity to question the parentage of the Prophet Mohamed (Praise be unto him!) was:
...cleared of blasphemy charges, but he remains in detention for violating a previous three day suspension order and ignoring another ruling banning the media from writing about the case.

Clearly, Editor Ahmad, is little more than a racist pig whose offensive, rude, tasteless, disregard for Islam and its peoples, traditions, and culture become glaringly evident even to the most patient and tolerant and reasonable of chanting angry throngs.
If anyone would feel politically disenfranchised, marginalized or disadvantaged relative to the wider global society, it would be the people who are hitting the streets in the Middle East. Why are they hitting the streets? Because some idiot editor in Denmark (who knew better) sent them a brash insult... Iddybud

You tell'em sister! If only the wider global society would pay all respect and bend to the will and virtues and commandments of fundamentalist Islam -- the holy clerics and Sharia Law and the absolute Word of the Prophet Mohamed (praise be unto him!) -- only then will the disenfranchisement, marginalization, and disadvantaged streets of the Middle East be made clean and peaceful; rid of brash insults and hostilities from foreigners and blasphemous idiot editors and cartoonists at home and abroad. Only then - when the full light of faith in and absolute obedience to the Prophet (praise be unto him!) is realized and attained - only then will the world bask in the glow of freedom and tolerance and brotherhood. Don't forget to pack a fresh burkha for the occasion.

Did I mention that editor Ahmad is also "a prominent Islamist journalist, former member of the National Islamic Front, and has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood political group"... ? Oh, yes, I see that is noted in the Sudan Times article above. Anyway... he's obviously a self-hating Muslim. Probably a friend of Ann Coulter too.

In any case:
Editor Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmed apologized in a letter to the press, saying he did not intend to insult the prophet.

Sound familiar? I though it might. Let that be another lesson to you who trespass against Him. Fortunately, the poor powerless put-upon and offended Muslim scholars of Sudan will not be so easily bought off with cheap apologies. Standing their ground they have refused to accept such gutter levels of insult from the likes of idiot newspaper editors and have not given up on their appeals for ultimate justice in this case. Praise be unto Allah! No apology - for seeking the full extent and judgement of the law - will be forthcoming from the persecuted, marginalized and disrespected fellows of the Sharia cloth or their disenfranchised Street. No siree by God:
Some observers said the verdict was too lenient in Sudan, where blasphemy and insulting Islam can invoke the death penalty in Sudan. The government has ruled by Islamic Sharia law since 1983.

SUNA reported that the plaintiffs who spearheaded the campaign against Ahmed, a group representing Muslim scholars, said they would appeal the verdict. [Sudan Tribune, June 2005; see link above]

Keep the faith brothers! We'll run the jackals from the temple - one by one - bury the dogs up to their necks in the sands of righteousness and stone each one to death in the name of Islam. Come hell or high water. God is great! This holy war isn't about freedom of speech, or a free press, or any of that kind of insidious racist Islamophobic Satanic Jew-controled media nonsense. This is all about respect.

Every knee shall bow.

Uh oh. Not so fast. This could spell trouble:
Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
Press Release

CIHRS holds a training workshop for Media professionals in Sudan on "Media and Building a Pluralistic and Democratic Culture"

Feb 4, 2006 (CAIRO) — The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is organizing a training workshop, entitled "Media and Building Diversity and Democratic Culture in Sudan."


The activities will cover a series of issues... [including]
...a presentation of a series of experiences in the media in Sudan; freedom of opinion and expression, and the independence of media during the period of interim arrangements in Sudan.

"freedom of opinion and expression". I don't like the sound of that. Perhaps a boycott is in order.



Far out on the desert to the north dustspouts rose wobbling and augered the earth and some said they'd heard of pilgrims borne aloft like dervishes in those mindless coils to be dropped broken and bleeding upon the desert again and there perhaps to watch the thing that had destroyed them lurch onward like some drunken djinn and resolve itself once more into the elements from which it sprang. Out of that whirlwind no voice spoke and the pilgrim lying in his broken bones may cry out and in his anguish he may rage, but rage at what? And if the dried and blackened shell of him is found among the sands by travelers to come yet who can discover the engine of his ruin? ~ Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian

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