Monday, November 26, 2007

UK teacher held in Sudan over "Mohammed" teddy

By Andrew Heavens

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A British primary school teacher has been arrested in Sudan, accused of insulting Islam's Prophet by letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Mohammed, her school said on Monday.

Police arrested Gillian Gibbons, 54 of Liverpool, on Sunday at her home inside the Unity High School premises after a number of parents complained to Sudan's Ministry of Education, said Unity director Robert Boulos.

The country's state-controlled Sudanese Media Centre reported late Sunday that Gibbons had been accused of "insulting the Prophet Mohammad". It said charges were being prepared "under article 125 of the criminal law" which covers insults against faith and religion.

.....If convicted, Gibbons could be sentenced to 40 lashes, six months in prison or a fine.



  1. najistani12:46 PM

    Head full of cotton-wool and goes to bed with children. Yeah, that's Mohammed.

  2. najistani2:08 PM

    This would never have happened if Sudan had declared jihad on Teddy Bears like Saudi Arabia.,11599,1109291,00.html

    Teddy Bears, like statues of Buddha, are banned in case someone might use them to set up a rival religion to Islam.

  3. Apparently this pic is doing the rounds...I'd spread it out of spite if I wasn't so worried about being beheaded by extremists! LOL

    Gillian Gibbons FTW!!!