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Archive for November, 2007

Mob Demands Death for Teddy Bear Teacher

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Following services on Friday, thousands of Sudanese gathered in the streets of Khartoum and called for Gillian Gibbons to be put to death for insulting Islam. Gibbons is the British school teacher who allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad. She was sentenced to serve 15 days in prison and to be deported […]

*Update: Teddy Bear Teacher Convicted and Sentenced

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Gillian Gibbons, a British teacher serving in Sudan, was sentenced today to serve 15 days in jail and deportation from the country. The teacher had allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad and had initially faced 40 lashes, 6 months in prison and a fine for blasphemy against Islam. Comments: Fortunately cooler heads […]

Uproar Over a Teddy Bear Named Muhammad?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A British teacher serving in Sudan is facing 40 lashes, 6 months in prison, and a fine for allowing her students to name a teddy bear ‘Muhammad’.  Gillian Gibbons is charged with blasphemy and misconduct against the Islamic faith. Gibbons had allowed the students to vote on a name for the teddy bear and Muhammad […]

Hamas Vows to ‘Dialogue’ with Rifles and Rockets

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Thousands of Hamas supporters filled the streets in Gaza protesting the US sponsored Mideast peace conference in Annapolis. Hamas leaders vowed to intensify their attacks on Israel and responded to the peace conference with the following slogan: “The only dialogue with the enemy will be with rifles and rockets.” Hamas, who is listed as a […]

Christian Leaders Respond to Muslim Scholars

Monday, November 26th, 2007

More than 100 prominent Christian leaders responded to an open letter signed by 138 Muslim scholars and leaders calling for peace and cooperation between Christians and Muslims. The response letter was issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church; John […]

Christian Woman in Egypt Jailed Because Her Father Was Once Muslim

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

A Christian woman in Egypt was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison for the terrible crime of having a father who became a Muslim for a short time. This sounds incredible to Western ears, but ones official religion in Egypt is determined by the religions of ones father. Shadia Nagui Ibrahim was found guilty […]