In my previous post, I wondered what Islamist radicals would want to do with Gillian Gibbons, since the moderates wanted her to receive the maximum sentence allowed by law. It seems for some the law isn’t enough. Who needs the restraints of Sharia if there’s a killing to be had? As reported today:
A statement circulated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood – a multinational Sunni Islamist movement and the world’s most influential political Islamist group – also condemned her actions.
“We want to express our boiling anger and deep sorrow about this case caused by this British teacher,” it said.
“We want to tell you that the majority of Sudanese are Muslims so we love our Prophet Mohammed so much and we decry this careless way of dealing with our beloved Prophet.”
One of its authors, 27-year- old Elsheikh El Nour, added: “If she made an innocent mistake and did not mean Mohammed the Prophet (when naming the bear) there is no problem.
“But if she did mean Mohammed the Prophet, she must die.”
Seems there’s no two ways about it. Name a bear after Muhammad: die. This isn’t from a purely Sudanese group. This is a multinational Islamist group.