“This woman gave an idol the name of Muhammad, which is not acceptable,” said Ahmed Muhammad, the imam at a mosque in Khartoum 2, an upscale section of town. But, he added, the proper response was more nuanced: “We have to first respect ourselves, and then others will respect us.”
Where to start?
1. It’s a friggin’ toy, Mr. Muhammad.
2. Being the religion of perpetual outrage doesn’t give anyone, including your own minions, a reason for respect, particularly when
Despite the display of outrage, witnesses said that many of the protesters were government employees ordered to demonstrate, and that aside from a large gathering outside the presidential palace, most of Khartoum was quiet.