Saturday, December 01, 2007

Teddy bear's name

December 1st is AIDS Day.

Be careful what you name your teddy bear. An elementary school teacher in Sudan let her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and she was arrested. The Sudanese government stepped in and sentenced her to prison. Thousands of Sudanese marched in a protest - not to protest against her prison sentence, but to ask for her death. Death - for letting children name a teddy bear Muhammad.
So, if you were thinking about naming your teddy Muhammad, think again.

In other news, Timothy Garton Ash writes a thought-provoking article and calls for comments at the end. Most people just like to comment and I wonder how many actually Read the article.

And there is a hysterically funny article here. But again, the comment section almost makes me laugh harder as Most people have not read carefully and have taken it at face value.

Oh, and if you really want to read funny, you have to see this. It is Hysterical. Unless, of course, you're a Republican. Then, well, you may be gnashing your teeth a bit.

As you can see, I've been reading the news this morning.
I'll try to think of something more blog worthy this afternoon. Until then, spread the news!


Anonymous said...

Well some people are fanatics. What would happen if somebody points out that their prophet is actually under any civilized law a child molester and pedophile. He married a 6 year old girl and and she moved to his house at the age of 9. Then the marriage was consummated. So much for his high standing.

Wynn Bexton said...

The teddy bear incident was absolutely the height of ridiculousness. These fundamentalist Muslims are making a bad name for the entire Muslim community and it is a sheer embarassment. The teacher was a lovely woman, caught unintentionally in an international affair that should have never happened. If the fundamentalists want support for their cause this ain't gonna do it. More grist for the anti-Muslim league, unfortunately. I'm glad she was pardoned and I'm glad she pointed out that the Sudanese (in jail and otherwise) were very kind to her, or else it would leave a very bad impression to the world.