All I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From Star Trek
Wesley Crusher was just an innocent kid playing ball with some other kids, but ignorant of the law and harshly judged for something that was an innocuous accident; in contrast with Gibbons, who I would gather is familiar with sharia law based on her chosen occupation, but is in prison awaiting trail for a similarly innocuous crime.
Like Star Trek, vistors to other countries or planets are subject to their laws. But as Jean-Luc Picard says that "life itself is an exercise in exceptions", and to every living creature within the sound of his voice, "there can be no justice so long as laws are absolute!" Take that, Sudan.
I've heard comparison drawn to Michael Fey who is famous for getting caned in Singapore for for theft and vandalism. His crimes weren't innocuous, and although the punishment may seem harsh to us in the U.S., he was living in Singapore and subject to the laws of the country. Gibbons named a teddy bear at the suggestion of her seven-year-old students. What do you suppose they've learned from all this?
If Muslims are so offended by such innocent things as cartoons and teddy bears, and willing to express their displeasure at such things by flogging and beheading people, how can anyone consider devotees of that cult peaceful, or worthy of diplomacy? Bloodthirsty savages.
Meanwhile, the enablers and apologists at the AP titles this story "Briton Charged in Religious Hatred Case". (Tin Foil Hat Tip:Michelle Malkin) Way to take a stand for religious freedom, free speech and all that, MSM.
In other news, I got a new pet.
His name is Mohammed.