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The Teddy Bear of Blasphemy


Josh Scholar


Oh no!

A (british born) teacher in the Sudan tries to teach her first grade students a lesson in democracy and lets them vote to name a teddy bear. They vote (20 to 3) to name him "Mohammad".

You can guess the rest. The teacher was arrested, is facing 40 lashes and a lynch mob formed outside the police station.

I think those students found out all about democracy in Sudan, and the Muslim world in general. Very educational.

Josh Scholar

I'll bet I beat LGF, by the way, since I got my story from Harry's Place.

That's the cutest little "I love you" bear LGF chose for "The hideous teddy bear of blasphemy"

I think the picture Sky News chose is actually a cropped photo of the original Winnie the Pooh, owned by A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin, now in a museum (in New York, I think).

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