Monday, December 3, 2007

Good News for Infidel Teacher:
Still No News on Anti-Islamic Teddy Bear

Good news: The Sudanese president has pardoned Gillian Gibbons, that British school teacher who spread hatred for Islam by letting her class of seven-year-olds name a teddy bear after one of their classmates.

I know that description of her "crime" sounds crazy, but don't blame me: a Sudanese Islamic court thought it up.

The pardon came after Sayeeda Warsi, Lord Nazir Ahmed, and Omar al-Bashir talked the matter over. The first two are British members of parliament, the third is the president of Sudan. They're all Muslims.

I still haven't learned what happened to the teddy bear.

Another thing: I understand that Islamic belief holds that it's wrong to depict the prophet Mohammed. What I haven't read is an explanation of why it's okay to name a boy "Mohammed," but it's not okay to name a teddy bear "Mohammed."

It's particularly puzzling, since boys are notorious for finding ways to get into trouble, and teddy bears are known for not misbehaving.

Finally, I think this is a good example of just how hate-filled and anti-Islamic western powers are:
  • Baroness Sayeeda Warsi?
  • Lord Nazir Ahmed?
  • This is oppression of Muslims?
I hope that Gillian Gibbons gets back to Liverpool in good health.

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