The UN and the human rights organizations should be rushing to protect this child. Muhammad Teddy Bear Madness Update: “Student defends Briton jailed for insulting Islam,” by Opheera McDoom for Reuters (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A 7-year-old Sudanese student on Tuesday defended his British teacher accused of insulting Islam saying he had chosen to call a teddy bear Mohammad after his own name.
Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old teacher at the Unity High School in Khartoum, was arrested on Sunday after complaints from parents that she had insulted the Prophet Mohammad and is facing a third night in jail without being charged.
“The teacher asked me what I wanted to call the teddy,” the boy said shyly, his voice barely rising above a whisper. “I said Mohammad. I named it after my name,” he added.
Sitting in his garden wearing shorts, his family, who did not want their full names used, urged him to describe what had happened.
He said he was not thinking of Islam’s Prophet when asked to suggest a name, adding most of the class agreed with his choice.