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30 November 2007 @ 09:03 am
Lack Of Progress  
So, apparently there are a load of Sudanese in a complete twist. Seems they are calling for the execution of a teacher there...because she allowed her class to name a teddy bear "Muhammad."

She's a British teacher who moved there to teach in the Sudanese school. Apparently, the students all submitted potential names for the bear (class mascot, maybe? not sure.) and then voted on it, and Muhammad won. Muhammad is not only the most popular name in the Muslim world (2nd most popular name for baby boys in Britain, if you can believe it), it's the most popular name in the world. However, though naming your son that is OK, I guess naming a toy that is enough for people to want you dead.

More examples of religious extremism going completely overboard and making people lose their tiny little minds over something that is, really, nothing at all. Now, I will say that, if she was going to go into another country that is this extreme in it's religion, she probably should have guessed this wasn't a good idea. Still, you gotta be kidding me. I fail to see how this is "insulting Islam," but then, I'm not a mindless automaton.
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Mathew Jamesdemonslayer on November 30th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Apparently they are trying to extradite her.

what irks me is this: We call things Jesus Moses Abraham etc etc. I knew a dog called Jesus once - the spanish way of saying it. OK. So SHE asked the KIDS to VOTE on a NAME. she didnt waltz in re-naming inanimate objects and toys Mohammad or Allah. The kids chose a name for one reason or another.

And I concur with the above. That whole religion REALLY needs to reboot, or just like go away.

I wish I could go back in time and make us all buddhists.
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on November 30th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)

That's just one of the easy examples.
Mathew Jamesdemonslayer on November 30th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
hmm that was ergotism and people really believing in witches. This is 21st Century. That teddy bear better be REEEEELY cuddley.
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on December 1st, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
It was? Do you have blood samples? That is but one theory. Even if you can prove that it definitely was ergotism (as opposed to the other theories), that does nothing to address the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, televangelists, door-to-door campaigns, blue laws, prohibition, abstinence-only and Intelligent Design education, and all of the other easy examples alluded to. Then, there are the less easy ones.

People really believe in various deities and prophets. Some of them are very hardcore. In the 21st Century. It is not the enlightened age that you seem to think it is. Nor is it likely ever to be considering the profound flaws in the working of the human mind that brought about this state in the first place.
Skeletoncrew: skullskeletoncrew on November 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Time for us to create a line of "My Name is Muhammad" t-shirts and photograph them on everyone and everything! Extra points for putting them on dogs.
Mathew Jamesdemonslayer on November 30th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
its the new "Don't Taze Me Bro!" shirt!
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on November 30th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
I like how the parents of the schoolkids aren't the ones who complained. God, I hate fucking nosy uninvolved busybody cocksuckers.
paganellypaganelly on December 1st, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
I pretty much agree with everyone, so far. She allowed the KIDS to submit names, vote on them and use the one with the most votes. Maybe inserting democracy in the classroom was a bad idea. But, I have to agree with demonslayer; she didn't waltz into the school and start renaming desks, chairs and plants Muhommad or Allah or Jesus. It's a teddy bear. A toy. And it's just a name. "What's in a name? A ros by any other name would smell as sweet."