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Mohammed Teddy Bear Blasphemy fallout: Teddy bear teacher “pardoned,” author changes children’s book character in fear; Update: Hague museum pulls Muslim art out of fear

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By Michelle Malkin  •  December 3, 2007 07:33 AM

Update 12:55pm Eastern. Gillian Gibbons has left Sudan. Sharia, however, is still in the house.

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Update: Still more post-Mo Teddy Bear blasphemy fallout in Europe…

The city museum of The Hague has decided not to include in an exhibition a work of art that may offend Muslims, it was reported on Monday. The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali. It is part of a photoseries the Gemeentemuseum has included in the 7up exhibition due to open on December 15. The Gemeentemuseum’s director Wim van Krimpen told reporters the museum is interested in purchasing Hera’s complete series, which he called “high quality works of art”. However, he added he will not exhibit Adam and Ewald in the next few years because “certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive”.

Hera responded she was “disappointed” and added “apparently a Muslim minority decides what will be on display in the museum”.

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Gillian Gibbons may be “pardoned” …

Sudan released a British woman given a presidential pardon today after being jailed for insulting religion and handed her over to British officials, an embassy spokesman said.

“We can confirm now she’s in British embassy custody and our officials are with her,” Omar Daair told AFP by telephone refusing to give any further details on her precise location.

…but infidels received the message loud and clear:

A British children’s author who called one of his characters Mohammed the Mole to promote multiculturalism has renamed him Morgan so as not to offend Muslims.

Kes Gray said the case of British teacher Gillian Gibbons, who has been jailed in Sudan for allowing her class of primary school children to name a teddy bear Mohammed, had prompted him to postpone a reprint of his book, Who’s Poorly Too, and change the name.

“I had no idea at all of the sensitivities of the name Mohammed until seeing this case in Sudan,” Gray told The Sunday Times.

“As soon as I saw the news I thought, ‘Oh gosh, I’ve got a mole called Mohammed – this is not good’.”

Gray’s book, which has sold 40,000 copies in Britain and overseas, also featured the characters Dipak Dalmatian and Pedro Penguin in an effort to be “inclusive”.

Muhammad Ali, you’re next!

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Tammy Bruce blasts AWOL feminists:

There has been appropriate international outrage over the treatment of Gibbons, from virtually everyone except American “feminists.” Multiple Muslim groups in the U.K. have condemned the sentence. Even the popular little boy in Mrs. Gibbons’ class who suggested the name for the bear came to her defense, explaining that he named the bear after himself.

Yet, when asked by FOX News for a comment about the situation, a National Organization for Women spokeswoman said they were “not putting out a statement or taking a position.”

This is how depraved the American left has become. A little Muslim boy in Sudan shows more courage and conviction for a woman under fire than a bunch of women sitting in Washington, D.C., who preen themselves on being the premiere “advocates” for women.

It’s been apparent for years that the American feminist establishment is nothing more than a shill for the shallow leftists in the Democrat party, wrapping themselves in the feminist label for convenience. Groups like NOW and Eleanor Smeal’s Feminist Majority, also amazingly silent in the past five years about Islamic terrorism and violence against women, use women’s issues as nothing more than slogans and chants in their efforts to gain political power.

Their vile silence isn’t limited to the Gibbons situation. In Saudi Arabia, a gang-rape victim has been sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison. Why? Because when she was raped, she was violating Sharia law by being out with a man who was not a relative. Her sentence was actually increased when she dared to appeal her sentence.

What has NOW’s and the Feminist Majority’s response been to this obscene outrage? The same silence offered to Gillian Gibbons. Nothing, because God forbid we should be reminded that there is a disturbed enemy out there worth fighting, and God forbid that for one moment we should suggest that the United States might not be heinous imperialist the left casts us to be.

Video of Tammy here.

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