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The World’s Most Evil Teddy Bear

A British schoolteacher working in Sudan polled her students for a name for a class teddy bear. They came up with Muhammed, and she was arrested for insulting the prophet: If found guilty, the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, who taught at … Read More

By / November 28, 2007

A British schoolteacher working in Sudan polled her students for a name for a class teddy bear. They came up with Muhammed, and she was arrested for insulting the prophet:

If found guilty, the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, who taught at one of Sudan’s most exclusive private schools, could be sentenced to 6 months in jail and 40 lashes.

The bear? To be hanged by the neck until dead. But not for being called Muhammed. For being Zoroastrian.

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