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Thread: How can there be any justification for this utter nonsense!

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7112929.stm

    A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam's Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

    Well, my feelings are pretty apparent. There can't be. It's zealotry gone mad, but I'd like to see some of our Islamic members try and justify their religion with respect to this new story.

    Also... a punishment of 40 lashes could be meted out


    A bit barbaric, innit

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    yes, terrible. But they can run their country however they want.

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    too bad thats not good she accepted that "she made an "innocent mistake" by letting the six and seven-year-olds choose the name." she should not get any lashes.

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    The children voted for the name, surely the children should be the ones punished?

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    While I can't see any justification in this, I have absolutely no sympathy for her predicament.

    The Foreign Office has been saying for ages that it isn't a safe place to go to, but wankers like this woman think they know better.

    Now she'll be expecting the Foreign Office to put pressure on the Sudanese Government, who will no doubt want some concessions in the discussions about Darfur.

    That in turn is likely to cost lives, so I as far as I'm concerned they should let her rot, and even encourage double punishment for being such a stupid twat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    Now she'll be expecting the Foreign Office to put pressure on the Sudanese Government, who will no doubt want some concessions in the discussions about Darfur.
    I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't really what this is all about

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    the sudan government is crazy to do such terrible and unjustified act against a teacher who did nothing wrong
    this punishment is against islamic laws itself those people are fanatics and insane

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    I agree with Lynx, who in their right mind would go there?

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    Well, they've charged her.

    She's due to appear before a "court" today I think.

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    Come on. She is an educated woman who knows how serious they take their religion. She knew she was taking a risk in allowing the kids to give the bear that name. I'm not saying the punishment is justified in any way. But if I were teaching at a Catholic school and named the class snake after the Pope, well I would definately expect some backlash.
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