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The blasphemous teddy

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A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

120px-teddy_bear_01.jpegThis news story just epitomises the danger of religious extremism. A teacher at a school in Khartoum asked a class of 7 year-olds to name a teddy bear as part of their topic work for the national curriculum. They voted for Muhammad as their favourite name, but several parents complained to the Ministry of Education that it was an insult to Islam and she was arrested. Worryingly, the school has had to close until January for fear of reprisals.

The fact that some religious followers are so sensitive that they would take offence at the innocent naming of a toy by a group of children is an example of how absurdly extreme fanatical belief can be.



Written by islaskye

November 26, 2007 at 10:50 pm

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