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?
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