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posted at 10:40 pm on November 29, 2007 by Bryan

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Nice catch.

JayHaw Phrenzie on November 29, 2007 at 10:43 PM

if only she had blamed bush….

its vintage duh on November 29, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Shamnesty International – it must be very hard to match the name, with around half a million hits in less than a second.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 10:47 PM

I had to think about it, but as JHP said, nice catch.

see-dubya on November 29, 2007 at 10:48 PM

“Demanding human rights for women and families around the world

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 10:51 PM

Sad

Weight of Glory on November 29, 2007 at 10:55 PM

One of our posters, I think thuja, linked to this in some earlier post today. I thought it was a mistake or bad link. Shoulda known.

Used to believe in AI when I was young and naive. No more.

inviolet on November 29, 2007 at 10:56 PM

Priceless. Good catch Bryan.

Right Tracker on November 29, 2007 at 10:57 PM

The United Nation’s WomenWatch comes up with nada.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 10:57 PM

Big suprise.

C’mon…it’s the United States that’s the BAD GUYS

JetBoy on November 29, 2007 at 11:01 PM

…and, not to leave the primadonas out, the ‘prominent’ and ‘prestigious’, and ‘all-powerful’, and yes, ‘progressive’ National Organization for Women, ours truly NOW, comes up with….voila…exactly nothing.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Ha! The MSM and mainstream NGO’s have been reduced to nothing but blogsport. At least they still have some utility.

progressoverpeace on November 29, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Results for “guantanamo”? Er, 611.

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 11:02 PM

But Bryan, she insulted Islam…Why would amnesty international protest punishment that she so obviously deserved… /amnesty international hat off

doriangrey on November 29, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Heh, doriangrey, well done.

I was also not implying that Ms. Gibbons w/b a direct concern of our NOW, but at least they could write about it. Same for the ACLU, and all the other so-called “rights for all”. Biggest frauds. Please never use “progressive” about them, without single-quotes.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Human Rights Watch.

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Entelechy, you are smokin’ tonight. I think I love you.

p.v. cornelius on November 29, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Amnesty International has made a brief statement about the case.

MIKE BLAKEMORE, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

The sentence is a mockery of justice and Amnesty International consider Gillian to be a prisoner of conscience.

She should be immediately and unconditionally released.

The story is dated Friday, November 30, but I don’t know when the very brief and not particularly forceful statement was made.

Buy Danish on November 29, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Teachers without Borders’ “customized Google search” doesn’t work.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Buy Danish on November 29, 2007 at 11:13 PM

So, it only took them four days since she was arrested. And no release on their website.

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Holy crap! In the time it took me to write that, there were five more comments. The rest of y’all aren’t exactly slouches, either. Nice Google-fu.

p.v. cornelius on November 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM

What a joke.

4shoes on November 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM

Entelechy, you are smokin’ tonight. I think I love you.

p.v. cornelius on November 29, 2007 at 11:09 PM

p.v. cornelius, to know me is to love me :) Your “think” is a little hesitant, though. Just keep it Platonic, and we’re good. I love most of you here too, and I sure love HA. It keeps me out of trouble, involved with the world, informed, and entertained.

And we’re sure doing a little more than soooo powerful AI, shame.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM

For kicks: 2 diaries on dkos. One is an atheist polemic against religion. Nothing about Gillian Gibbons. The other, about Gibbons, but the comments descend rapidly into a discussion on the merits of the term “Islamofascism.”

Priorities.

nailinmyeye on November 29, 2007 at 11:21 PM

Credit for this catch goes to fluffy, who found it earlier today.

Bryan on November 29, 2007 at 11:22 PM

These so called women’s groups are a bunch of useless wimps when it comes to Islam.

4shoes on November 29, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Capitulation by the Human Rights Watch Groups to Radical Islam.

Or is it really BDS?

Kini on November 29, 2007 at 11:27 PM

Credit for this catch goes to fluffy, who found it earlier today.

Bryan on November 29, 2007 at 11:22 PM

You go, fluffy. Bryan, please consider crediting fluffy on top, below “Source”. I like that a cute name like fluffy, did such a grand deed. World, take notice – fluffy, with today’s technology, can expose you nakid.

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:30 PM

When she get out of Sudan, there’s always Kenya.

Kini on November 29, 2007 at 11:32 PM

Kini, what did you have with that dinner tonight? :)

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:34 PM

So, it only took them four days since she was arrested. And no release on their website.

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Maybe they’re taking Ted Kennedy’s lead, and are afraid to enrage the passions of the very emotional and oh so easily upset Sudanese?

This comment from the same link really is disgusting:

CATHERINE WOLTHUIZEN, FAIR TRIALS ABROAD

There was no intent on her part.

A number of people have come forward and made that very clear, both in Sudan and here, that at worst it was just a misunderstanding based on naivety, but even so that a number of her colleagues at the time saw very little wrong, or very little that was likely to cause any offence, in terms of the naming of the bear.

So I think she is not someone who has sought to cause offence, she’s not someone who’s acted foolishly, but she perhaps hasn’t necessarily understood the extent to which some of the parents might have been sensitive to the use of this name.

So it really can be offensive to do this, and we must be aware of their cultural sensitivities.

Damn the parents, I say!

And look what the Archbishop of Canterbury has to say:

DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

I can’t see any justification for this at all.

I think that this is an absurdly disproportionate response to what is at best a minor cultural faux pas. And I think that it’s done the Sudanese government no credit whatever.

Pip pip. Apparently the Archbishop, who enjoys blaming Western Civilization for the ills of mankind , does not believe in meeting outrage with outrage and prefers a mild, milquetoast response. We wouldn’t want his tummy to get upset now, would we?

Buy Danish on November 29, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Move along…nothing to see here.

SouthernGent on November 29, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Kini, what did you have with that dinner tonight? :)

Entelechy on November 29, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Oysters!

Seriously, I feel bad for the woman. 15 days will be a long time for her.

Kini on November 29, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Bryan, you probably want to throw a link to full-sized image up there (and probably even a background link for those not familiar with the subject matter.)

RightWinged on November 29, 2007 at 11:56 PM

…. of course, I don’t suppose you’ll need to save and add a full size screen cap, because we shouldn’t expect them to ever deal with the issue, huh?

RightWinged on November 29, 2007 at 11:57 PM

These so called women’s groups are a bunch of useless wimps when it comes to Islam.

4shoes on November 29, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Feminists are useless, unless deconstructing traditional society for the left, of course.

Connie on November 30, 2007 at 1:12 AM

They also hate dogs

- The Cat

MirCat on November 30, 2007 at 2:33 AM

Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi put on her hijab and go do some groveling intervention to help this girl?

Where is CAIR on this issue? I saw nothing on their site but they were upset about feces left at Muslim group’s door.

Dastardly

entagor on November 30, 2007 at 3:41 AM

Calm down, people. I mean, it’s not like she was detained by the most eeeeeevilest country in the world.

Sean M. on November 30, 2007 at 5:26 AM

Oh, c’mon. Don’t you guys know that Amnesty International is busy going after real human rights violators? Like Denmark?

flipflop on November 30, 2007 at 5:31 AM

Oh, c’mon. Don’t you guys know that Amnesty International is busy going after real human rights violators? Like Denmark?

Denmark? How about all the political prisoners in the US who happen to be murderers of police and FBI agents.

peacenprosperity on November 30, 2007 at 7:40 AM

Well, in AI’s defense, they have issued a report on the US, that hateful, fascist police state headed up by BushHitleCheneyMcHalliburton.

flipflop on November 30, 2007 at 7:45 AM

Fluffy The “Incredulous Human rights Org.” Slayer!

TheSitRep on November 30, 2007 at 8:03 AM

I don’t want to sound unsympathetic because I really do want to see her released unharmed. But when are these socialist goody two shoes going to learn that if you want to dance with the devil, there will be hell to pay?
I doubt she can count on any left wing selfrighteous groups to defend her. They are by the most part, self-serving cowards that wouldn’t brave possible Islamic retribution.

leanright on November 30, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Everything you need to know about these clowns. Like NOW with Clinton’s misadventures, this absolves us from ever having to take AI seriously again.

student on November 30, 2007 at 12:08 PM