Friday, November 30, 2007

craziness

Has anyone else been following the story of the second grade teacher in sudan? Well the poor woman has been given 15 days in jail for allowing her class to name the class teddy bear Muhammad. I read one article that tried to put it in perspective by saying that we would react the same if a Muslim teacher allowed her class to name their teddy bear Jesus. I have to say i really don't think that is true. If Benson's teacher sent a letter home about naming their teddy bear Jesus I might find it inappropriate but I certainly would not call for the teacher to be put in jail, or given 40 lashes or killed! (as some are calling for now) It is sad to me that there are people who are really destroying the name of an otherwise (i think!) peaceful religion. I can't believe the number if Islamic extremists who make the news here in the US. Maybe it is just our country's fascination that causes us to search for these stories? I can't figure it out. Anyway this poor woman who made an honest mistake will now sit in jail for 15 days and I hope make it out of the country alive after that. What a crazy world we live in.

5 comments:

blogbusters said...

Wow! That is really crazy. I have not heard about this at all. It seems pretty extreme to me. Maybe the kids just liked that name for petes sake. Poor teacher. It is amazing the things that happen in this world today. Thanks for sharing Carrie...I don't ever watch the news..as I should...so thank you.

Melissa said...

amen

Pam said...

I hadn't heard this one either. But I totally agree with you. It doesn't seem to make any sense at all.

kaleb said...

This morning on the radio they were saying that there were armed protesters outside the jail threatening violence. Absurd.

Caity said...

Very weird. What ever happened to tolerance and forgiveness and teacher confrences?