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Old 12-01-2007, 04:20 PM
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http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/af....ap/index.html

Just a little add on; In the German news they are saying that she was imprisoned for 15 days, but people in Sudan are protesting for her to be put to death.

What are your thoughts on this? We had a huge discussion about this yesterday in school after watching it on the news in my politics class. Most people could only shake their heads and ask themselves - 'What has our world come to?'

I asked myself the same question and could only shake my head because I think it is absolutely insane to want to put someone to death because she let her students pick a name, which happened to be Mohammad, a very popular name in the Muslim world, for their teddy bear. They see it as an insult to their prophet. Of course I am not Muslim so I see things differently - but still... What have we come to? It's a Teddy Bear! Thats not the only Teddy bearing the name Mohammad.
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It's bizzare . . . because its a common name in the Muslim world. People here name their children, pets and stuffed toys all sorts of religious names . . . because that's what most of the common names are. I've known both humans and dogs named John, Mark, Mathew, Michael, and Jesus (Spanish pronunciation). Perhaps animals and toys are not normal given human names in Sudan?


And the saddest irony . . . I suspect Mohammed would have laughed and been flattered.
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And the saddest irony . . . I suspect Mohammed would have laughed and been flattered.
I would have thought the same thing. I mean it was a Christian school - they should have been honored.
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Im not realy suprised. Its a culture where the victim of gang rape can recieve 200 lashes.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:22 PM
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This is the true face of the greatest threat civilization has ever faced.

I'll tuck this away for later.
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Seriously... it's a teddy bear.

I was thinking of naming Fozzie, Mohammed, when I first adopted him. I'm glad I didn't! Sheesh
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:21 AM
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20 lashes just for thinking it.
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i saw that a few days ago at work

and when i think of it all i can think is... come ON
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It's their religion, and while it's probably extreme to us - it's no more of an outrage to them than if someone erected a giant statue of god in the heart of the bible belt really.

I don't agree with it. Or justify it, but I do respect their right to their own religion.

Like many religions on this earth I don't agree with

Even I would know not to name something mohammed, and she is a teacher working their, she should have be aware......

Either way, poor woman.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:35 AM
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I don't know if anyone has ever been to vatican city, but you can't wear shorts there, you can't have a silly haircut, there are all KINDS of things you have to respect while you are there.....

I don't think this is any different.

I don't believe she was insulting Islam - but she was a little naive.
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