Thursday, November 29, 2007

Teddy Teacher To Face Jail And Deportation


It's a relief in one way considering what sentencing options were available to the poor sensitive lambs, but isn't the whole thing such a complete bollocks, I don't know what an Islamic calender reads but mine says it's the twenty first century.

That said, given the poor old love is fifty four and looks like someone's mum, the thought of her having to spend fifteen days in a Sudanese jail doesn't rest easy with me,and judging from the general reaction, it doesn't lie easily with others.

A British teacher has been found guilty in Sudan of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, has been sentenced to 15 days in prison and will then be deported.

She had been accused on three counts of insulting religion, inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs.

The Foreign Office said it was extremely disappointed by the verdict after a day-long hearing in Khartoum.

The Sudanese ambassador is being called back to the Foreign Office to explain the decision. Officials there say the mood has changed as a result of the verdict.More and video.

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