Thousands in Sudan protest, calling for the death of British teacher over allowing her students to name their class teddy bear Muhammed.
I've been watching this case, and as more and more facts come out, my jaw hangs a little further at this reaction. For example:
- The class voted to name the bear, not after the prophet, but after the most popular boy in class.
- Despite the clerics' claims in earlier articles that a number of the parents complained, this has not only been proven not true, but the majority of the parents have actually come to the defense of the teacher, and the single complaint lodged was actually from a school secretary.
- The charges filed against the teacher for "religious hatred" could carry anything from the 15 day prison term and deportation she was given, to 40 public lashes and six months in prison.
And all this over a goddamn teddy bear