Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mohamed the Teddy bear: An insult to Islam?

I have to say that I was not surprised at the arrest of Gillian Gibbons after the naming of a class teddy bear Mohamed. I had presumed that it was primarily to get her off the streets as there are some veritable nutters in the Sudan. I had up until now bought the Sudanese foreign ministry line that it was a storm in a teacup.

The issue has not become far more serious as she has been charged with "insulting religion" and "inciting hatred".

This is utter contemptible tosh.

Let us be straight. People call their children Mohamed, who may go on to do great things, or go on to be infamous criminals.

A child's toy on the other hand will always remain a hero in the minds of the children.

The world, and in particular the Muslim world needs to tell this lot of lunatics that in fact they are talking utter tosh. There is no breach of any law.

The BBC has this

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you're right, its a complete losd of tosh.. I see the bear is now on ebay !!