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Why is no one really very angry?

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Submitted by Gloria Stewart (United States), Dec 3, 2007 at 17:26

What I find unforgivable about the situation involving Ms. Gibbons is the lack of fist pounding anger on the part of American officials and so called human rights groups. The government of Sudan is worse than unjust: it is barbaric. Perhaps the administration should pretend it is dealing with border patrol agents.

American Muslim groups, largely fronts for radical Islam, have joined the fray and condemned in most civil terms, the actions against Ms. Gibbons. Of course they would have to in order to maintain their credibility. The response by national CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper is interesting. It mentions times in the life of the Prophet Mohammed when he reacted with patience and forgiveness to insults. The implication is that the Sudanese government use these precedents as a face saving exit from the situation. CAIR, of course, begs the question. What needs to be faced head on is the unpleasant fact that in the first part of the 21st century these statutes exist.

Has anyone ever suggested to CAIR that their efforts, rather than be directed at real or imaginary slights in the United States, be redirected to teaching their fellow Muslims abroad how to subordinate their violent instincts to the rule of law?

Gloria Stewart

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