Monday, December 03, 2007

'They Made Me a Criminal'

Or, in this case, a liar, as well. Today, wrongfully persecuted British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons, after at last being released back into the protection of Christendom,

"issued a statement saying she has great respect for Islam, and apologizing for any distress she had caused to the people of Sudan."

Of absolutely no surprise to anybody, Ms. Gibbons, “is expected to leave the country as soon as possible.”

But I don’t believe Ms. Gibbons can be held culpable for her little white lie about having great respect for Islam, considering she’s spent her last few days in a nightmare even Kafka wouldn’t have dreamt up, with a sword suspended over her neck, literally.

Fox News reporter Steve Centanni also assured the world after he was kidnapped, mistreated, forced to convert to Islam under threat of being shot to death, and had the threat of violent murder held over him for days by Islamic thugs, that none of that would detract from his high view of Islam:

“Don't get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn't know what the hell was going on.” (“Gaza: Fox News crew released”).

We’re still waiting for Centanni to share all the “good things” he learned about Islam even as he was being held captive by jihadist thugs.

I'm not really blaming Centanni for what he said, and I certainly don’t blame Ms. Gibbons for what she is saying, especially while she remains on Sudanese soil. It was Islam that twisted these falsehoods out of them, the way it twists and darkens everyone it touches.

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