Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Gillian's Island: A Sudanese Prison

British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons is back in the U.K with some kind words to say about the Sudanese. I suppose the diplomacy will be appreciated by the government of a country where extremists try to exterminate people of more diverse beliefs. The real tragedy of Gibbons plight is that it’s not exactly helpful to improving conditions in the beleaguered countries of the Third World. Idealists like Gillian Gibbons will have think twice before going to parts of the world where their abilities and compassion are sorely needed. Imprisoning Gillian and threatening to chop off her head doesn’t help Sudanese school children.

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