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    those kooky muslims....

    A British primary school teacher arrested in Sudan faces up to 40 lashes for blasphemy after letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad.

    Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old mother of two from Liverpool, was arrested at her lodgings at Khartoum's Unity High School yesterday, accused of insulting the Prophet of Islam.

    Her colleagues said that they feared for her safety after reports that groups of young men had gathered outside the Khartoum police station where she was taken and were shouting death threats.

    The Unity school is a Christian-run co-educational private school that teaches both Christians and Muslims and is popular with Sudanese professionals and expatriate workers.


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    Bishop Ezekiel Kondo, chairman of the school council, told The Times that the school was in dispute with authorities over taxes, and suggested that Ms Gibbons, who arrived in Khartoum in August, may have been caught up in that. "The thing may be very simple but there are people who are trying to make it bigger. It's a kind of blackmail," he said.

    Another source at the school blamed another teacher, from a well-connected Khartoum family, who had raised the issue with the headmistress but was rebuffed and decided to complain.

    Teachers at the school, in central Khartoum only a mile from the River Nile, said that Ms Gibbons had made an innocent mistake by letting her pupils choose their favourite name for the toy as part of a school project.

    Robert Boulos, the Unity director, said that Mrs Gibbons was following a British National Curriculum course designed to teach young pupils about animals and their habitats. This yearís animal was the bear.

    In September, she asked a girl to bring in her teddy bear to help the Year 2 class to focus and then asked the class to name the toy.

    "They came up with eight names including Abdullah, Hassan and Muhammad. Then she explained what it meant to vote and asked them to choose the name," Mr Boulos said.

    Twenty out of the 23 children chose Muhammad. Each child was allowed to take the bear home at weekends and asked to write a diary about what they did with the toy. Each entry was collected in a book with a picture of the bear on the cover, next to the message "My name is Muhammad".

    Mr Boulos said that the bear itself was not marked or labelled with the name in any way, he added, saying Sudanese police had now seized the book and had asked to interview the 7-year-old girl.

    He said that he had decided to close down the school until January for fear of reprisals in Sudanís predominantly Muslim capital.

    "This is a very sensitive issue. We are very worried about her safety," he said. "This was a completely innocent mistake. Miss Gibbons would have never wanted to insult Islam."

    A spokesman for the British Embassy in Khartoum said: "We are in contact with the authorities here and they have visited the teacher and she is in a good condition."

    According to the Sudanese Media Centre, which is closely associated with the government, the attorney-general's office had opened proceedings against Ms Gibbons "under article 125 of the criminal law (insult of faith and religions)".

    It quoted Mutusim Abdallah, who heads the attorney's office, as saying that she printed the name of the Prophet on the bear. "Then she wrote letters to student guardians telling them that they should receive a doll on which the name Muhammad is printed," he said. "However this event was met with wide condemnation by guardians of the students."

    Under Sudan's Sharia law, the punishment for blasphemy is 40 lashes, although the teacher could also be fined or jailed for up to six months.

    A spokeswoman for the Gibbons family said that the teacher's two children, who are both in their twenties, did not want to comment and "aggravate the situation over there". Colleagues at the teacherís former school, Dovecot Primary in Liverpool, also refused to comment, as did Ms Gibbonsís estranged husband Peter, who is also a teacher.



    and they wonder why people hate them........she got 15 days,btw,and will be deported.....

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    what happens to the kids who named him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffy
    what happens to the kids who named him?

    They'll grow up to wear suicide vests or hang around outside of prisons shouting death threats.

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    or own a c-store in bflo...

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    Smile Dude !!!! ????

    [QUOTE=bigpoppapuff]A British primary school teacher arrested in Sudan faces up to 40 lashes for blasphemy after letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad.

    Wasn't funny 5 days ago when Mickey Mouse posted it !

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    [QUOTE=gonerail]
    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppapuff
    A British primary school teacher arrested in Sudan faces up to 40 lashes for blasphemy after letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad.

    Wasn't funny 5 days ago when Mickey Mouse posted it !

    where's the link??......oh...there is none...you're an ass...

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    Even though I am agnostic, at least Islam teaches that if you don't believe in it you still have a chance to go to heaven.


    Don't blame muslim's for this, blame the twisted individuals that twisted the Koran into bull**** lies that are designed to hold women back in these extremist areas.

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    no doubt the ACLU and the ADL would defend the muslim injustice there as they do here

    no doubt the ACLU and the ADL would defend the muslim injustice there as they do here

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    in the US a white man would get 40 lashes because he was politically incorrect

    [QUOTE=gonerail]
    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppapuff
    A British primary school teacher arrested in Sudan faces up to 40 lashes for blasphemy after letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad.

    Wasn't funny 5 days ago when Mickey Mouse posted it !
    in the US a white man would get 40 lashes because he was politically incorrect enough to stand up to minority whining and quotas and censored speach

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    [QUOTE=Timmy]
    Quote Originally Posted by gonerail

    in the US a white man would get 40 lashes because he was politically incorrect enough to stand up to minority whining and quotas and censored speach
    LOL please

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    muslims should be deported...

    muslims should be deported...

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    You left out the later parts of the story where other western muslim groups have condemned the prosecution and sentence.

    By the way, do you think there wouldn't be an uproar if some muslim teacher in Kansas named the class teddy bear Jesus Christ? Probably no lashes involved, but being run out of town on a rail might be more of an imperative than an option.
    But your being a dick
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    Quote Originally Posted by run4it
    You left out the later parts of the story where other western muslim groups have condemned the prosecution and sentence.

    By the way, do you think there wouldn't be an uproar if some muslim teacher in Kansas named the class teddy bear Jesus Christ? Probably no lashes involved, but being run out of town on a rail might be more of an imperative than an option.

    Yeah, like the artists that did dung Mary and Piss Christ...oh, never mind.

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