Muhammad Teddy Bear Madness is not over, and it won’t be until Gillian Gibbons is safely out of Sudan.
“Sudan groups say teacher ‘infidel,'” from CNN (thanks to Martin):
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — Muslim groups in Sudan, angry at a female British teacher for allowing her students to call a teddy bear “Mohammed,” are planning a protest in the capital Khartoum a day after she was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
The decision by a Sudanese court to jail Gillian Gibbons late Thursday was widely criticized outside of Sudan as too harsh, with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband saying he was “extremely disappointed” the charges were not dismissed.
In leaflets distributed earlier this week by Muslim groups and seen by CNN, the protesters promised a “popular release of anger” at demonstrations called for Friday.
The leaflets condemned Gibbons as an “infidel” and accused her of “the pollution of children’s mentality” by her actions.
Sudanese media was reporting that the protests would take place outside the Unity High School where Gibbons worked as a teacher following Friday prayers. However, CNN was unable to confirm this.