Angry Sudanese protesters hold a newspaper carrying a photo of British teacher Gillian Gibbons during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, on Nov. 30, 2007. (AP Photos/Abd Raouf)
A Sudanese court convicted a British teacher this week of insulting Islam, and sentenced her to 15 days in prison, followed by deportation.
Her crime was allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
It turns out it was at the request of a child whose name was Muhammad, and he wanted the Teddy bear named after him.
“The greatest scholar in Sudan, Dr. Hassan al-Turabi, has himself condemned this,” Khan said. “I think that’s an indication that Muslims no longer want to remain silent and do not believe in these extremist views.”
Or at least they’re aware of what this looks like to the Western world, and are taking pains to make muslims appear more reasonable.