Monday, 3 December 2007

The Great Teddy Bear Scandle

Gillian Gibson is expected to be freed today after receiving a pardon from the Sudanese President. Amazingly Gillian offered up her regrets at having to leave Sudan. Gillian went to Sudan looking for an adventure...well she certainly got that! Many are scratching their heads at this whole sorry saga. And shock at the scenes of knife wielding hatred splashed across front pages a few days ago. Her terrible crime...she named a Teddy bear after the prophet Mohammed!

I hope and pray that Teachers across our nation will not be persuaded by recent events to live in fear of offending Muslims. Perhaps the strong reaction by Muslims within Sudan will show up the false claim that Islam is a peace loving and tolerant religion!

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