Tuesday, November 27, 2007

British Schoolteacher Faces Lash Over Teddybear

Not much I can say on this one. The responses from the general public over the world speaks volumes.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Gillian Gibbons
British officials are trying to secure the release of Gillian Gibbons
A British schoolteacher in Sudan may face blasphemy charges for insulting Islam's Prophet after letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad.

If she is convicted, the punishment could be six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.

BBC News website readers, as well as readers of BBCArabic.com, have been sending their reaction to this story.

From BBCArabic.com: My name is Mohammed. Should my parents be tried for insulting Islam?

From BBCArabic.com: Why did she choose this name in particular? There are many other names for these toy bears and children's TV shows are full of them. It is actually an insult to Prophet Mohammed.
Amira al-Marani, Yemen
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