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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:31 AM
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Teacher arrested for naming teddy Muhammad


November 26, 2007
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

KHARTOUM, Sudan A British teacher was arrested in Sudan for allegedly insulting Islam by naming a teddy bear Muhammad, taken as a reference to Islams prophet and founder, the Sudan Media Center said Monday.
The teacher, who wrote the name on the bear, was being interrogated Monday, the semiofficial center said. She was arrested Sunday after the Ministry of Education filed a complaint, acting on behalf of a parent of one of her students.

The teacher, who wrote the name on the bear, was being interrogated Monday, the semiofficial center said. She was arrested Sunday after the Ministry of Education filed a complaint, acting on behalf of a parent of one of her students.

The British Foreign Office identified her as Gillian Gibbons, 54, and said her 7-year-old students named the bear when she asked them to. It was not clear whether Gibbons intended to name the bear after the prophet. Muhammad is a common name in the Muslim world.

The Sudan Media Center said legal procedures were under way against Gibbons, who taught at the Unity High School in Khartoum, which teaches students aged 4 to 18.

more: http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/667789,sudan112607.a...
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:32 AM
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1. religion of peace. nt.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:33 AM
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2. BLASPHEMY!
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:33 AM
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3. tolerance! nt.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:34 AM
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4. Jihad. It's not just for breakfast anymore.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:37 AM
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5. He should have named the teddy "Jesus", thereby, no doubt
securing a raise in pay.

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