Monday, 26 November 2007

More Blasphemy

Leaving aside that realistically it doesn't look like she has actually violated this silly law, this is another example of blasphemy laws in action:
"A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam's Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
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The BBC's correspondent Amber Henshaw said Ms Gibbons' punishment could be up to six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.
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It is seen as an insult to Islam to attempt to make an image of the Prophet Muhammad.
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The country's state-controlled Sudanese Media Centre reported that charges were being prepared "under article 125 of the criminal law" which covers insults against faith and religion."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats a good example, pj. In some countries, you can be jailed and subjected to physical punishment. Brits are just asking that in whatever context respect be extended towards all parties.

Political Scientist said...

The BBC, ever sensitive to the needs of the British people, has helpfully produced an article entitled "What can't be named Muhammad?"

Danny said...

Here's another one: Turkey probes The God Delusion for 'insulting religion'.

Rattitude said...

Images other than one's sons, it seems.