The Sudan government is proceeding with charges against British teacher Gillian Gibbons, 54, who is accused of offending Islam by allowing her young children to name a teddy bear “Mohammad.” ‘Khalid Mubarak, the media counselor at the Sudan embassy in London, is quoted as saying that “This woman is being dealt with in the proper ways in accordance with the laws of our country.” Of course, the problem is what Sudan considers to be law. While they seem to have serious trouble prosecuting genocide in Darfur, they clearly seem adept at nailing offensive teddy bear names.For the full story, click here
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That is a valid comparison. I do not believe that Christians would likely approve of the use of the name. However, it would likely be resolved as an informal matter in the school. The possible flogging of the rape victim in Saudi Arabia and the teacher here should prompt some serious self-reflection among Islamic jurists about their legal system in these countries.
I can’t believe they really whip grown women, expecially for stuff like this.
What would the fundies in Alabama do if a 2nd grade teacher let the kids name the bear Jesus?
Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Why must citizens of these United States continually struggle to preserve the first amendment when the horror of theocracy is forever obvious?
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