Wednesday, November 28, 2007

'Teddy Bear' Teacher Charged

Well, it appears this report Tuesday was premature and as it turns out the Islamic hellhole of Sudan will indeed be charging Gillian Gibbons with assorted offenses over "insulting" Mohammed.

I guess world condemnation over Darfur just isn't brining enough attention to the Sudan.
A British teacher has been charged in Sudan with insulting religion, inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs.

The Foreign Office has confirmed that charges have been laid against 54-year-old Gillian Gibbons, who is from Liverpool.

She was arrested in Khartoum after allowing her class of primary school pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Lawyers say she faces six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine if convicted.

Sudanese state media said prosecutors had completed their investigation and decided to charge Mrs Gibbons under Article 125 of the Sudanese criminal code.

The BBC's Amber Henshaw, in Khartoum, said Mrs Gibbons was expected to appear in court on Thursday.
Allahpundit has more on the travesty.

UPDATE: Check out this account of a Brit who received lashes in Qatar.

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