Fifteen days in jail and deportation.
Interesting that a UK Muslim organisation sold an Adam The Prayer Bear without that being inflamatory. Wasn't Adam also a prophet?
If it's truly Islamic it should be a universal position surely?
She should be out Christmas (Winterful).
Ah - so if it's wrong to do it to one person, it's right to do it to others?
I've no idea if Adam is considered a prophet or not, but he's certainly not revered as The Prophet is.
I'm intrigued, though.
We hear on this forum time and time and time again that people who live in this country should abide by the laws here, speak the language here, fit in with the social mores here.
Apparently, however, that doesn't apply to other countries?
So, basically, it's ok cause we like our laws and don't like theirs.
Long tested? Some of those laws have been around for about 400 years...
Extreme interpretation of a submissive religion? Well, yes, Islam *is* a submissive religion - I'm assuming you know what Muslim means as well as I do.
But then, this country's laws are based on the JudaeoChristian ethos....
We still had a death penalty for homosexual acts until the middle of the 19th C - Wilde escaped that only by a few years.
My point is being missed, though, I think...
As others have said, it's simply disrespectful and considered well neigh blasphemous in the country in which it was done.
We expect people to show respect to the laws of this country - surely we owe that respect to the laws of other countries?
I'm not saying the sentence is fair - though it is logical within the framework in which it was made.
I'm also amused that in one week we have people defending the actions of a judge who knowingly has 46 people wrongly arrested and jailed, and showing outrage at this....
The laws of any country must be obeyed by all in that country, the issue here, though, is not so much the law applying to the teacher, but what application of the law on the other participants in this "crime": the students, the parents, and the school. None of these others appear to have been asked to account for their participation in this heinous (tongue firmly planted in cheek) crime.
Can someone explain to me why it is Ok to name your Child Mohammed yet it is against the law to call a piece of stuffed fur Mohammed. It seems unreal
and uneducated to me. If a Muslim child wants to name his bear Jesus I have no problem with that.
Because a child is a human and not a toy? There's a difference...?
One of the kids in her class who is called Mohammad said the bear was named after him , and not the prophet, any way the silly sod should know when dealing with people of volatile 6th century thinking she should have known better, I served out in Aden and could have told her what implications would resolve, mind you then we would have probably sent a gunboat and lobbed a few shells and quietened the restless natives , but the lion has long gone toothless so I say bring out all our citizens and stop giving aid to them they really take the Western powers as weak and decadent, and we probably are. jmb
It's deemed disrespectful to call a toy after certain people.
It may not be what you or I believe but I don't assume that just because someone differs from my belief that they are uneducated.
In fact, without the learning of the Muslim empire, the West would know a very great deal less than we do....
The point is that the action was seen as disrespectful.
We may not think it was.
I suspect that anyone living there would have been, or should have been, as JMB says, well aware of the rules - as I've pointed out, people here go to great lengths to say that those living here should be aware of our morals, mores, language, etc.
O Runrig, I think the idea is that a parent will name a child to honor someone, with hopes, plans, and prayers for the child to be a success.
A stuffed bear is a brainless toy, and adult eyes don't see its name as an honor.
I had a similar feeling of distaste when I saw a Nativity scene for sale in which each figure was replaced with a little snow man. I thought, "What's the point of portraying the Incarnation with snow people? God did not become a snow man!"
If you got one of the latest demonstrators on their own and asked them:
"What do you think the prophet Muhammed would make of your actions, today?"
I wonder what he'd think...
I wonder how the Chinese or the Russians would have reacted to it happening to a one of theirs?jmb
I hope Sudan will not change their minds on the sentence...