A spokesman for Bahrain’s general prosecutor says an American teacher has been charged with insulting the Prophet Muhammad for displaying pictures of Islam’s founder to university students.
Is the teacher in trouble for what Muhammad was wearing in the picture, or for showing images of him in the first place? And what were her sources for the images? That could prove interesting.
Nawaf al-Maawdah says the pictures showed the prophet in ragged clothing. He says the lecturer also insulted a student for wearing a head scarf, which she described as “a barrier to knowledge.” He declined to reveal the name of the teacher or the university.
Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News reported that the teacher involved in the affair works at a private university. According to the report, the lecturer was supposed to apologize to the students for her conduct, but instead proceeded to insult the girl who informed the school’s management of the teacher’s conduct.
Meanwhile, a US embassy spokeswoman said she could not release any information about the case or confirm that an American is involved.
Al-Maawdah said Friday that the case has been referred to court but no trial date has been set. A Bahraini newspaper reported that the teacher left the country….