Muhammad the Teddy Bear: A clash of civilizations.

The brouhaha about Gillian Gibbons is interesting, not least because it confirms there are idiots in Khartoum as well as Whitehall. The British school teacher who whilst working in a primary school in Sudan, was accused of insulting Islam by allowing her seven-year-old pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad. Ms Gibbons deserves a smidgin of blame for her current predicament, for we all must when guests in an another country be aware of the nuances and pitfalls that might befall us. Although we should not really heap that much blame on her for not being up to speed about the idiots who work within the Sudanese state bureaucracy. It seems pretty obvious to me that the crass stupidity; or bigotry of the kafir type displayed in this case by a tiny section of the Sudanese authorities has nothing to do with Islam, but simply demonstrated that nincompoops and opportunist’s lurk within all State bureaucracies.

If I were to be charitable I would put this down to a lack of knowledge by the legal authorities in Khartoum about the intricacies of the British people’s behavior. For the humble teddy-bear is held in the upmost esteem by all British people, whether Christian, Hindi’s, Muslim’s or non believers. Far from an insult to call ones teddy after the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, it is the highest complement a child can pay. As when the child becomes an adult, the memories of their teddy will be as sharp in their minds as any living being and will stay with them for the rest of their days.

Stop any adult on a UK Street and they will immediately be able to tell you the name of their first childhood friend, their teddy-bear. I suspect having decided by democratic vote to give their school teddy the name of the Prophet Muhammad, [peace be upon him] the children in the Khartoum school thought they were paying respect to a great man. Perhaps in the security of their own bedrooms Sudanese children are little different from their UK counterparts and also regard their teddies with great affection

As to Ms Gibbons who has now been sentenced to 15 days of jail time, I hope these day pass quickly and she returns to her home safely. Whilst to lose ones freedom is never nice I’m certain she will meet new friends, as prisons have many decent and kind people within them who for all sorts of reasons find themselves doing time.



Filed under A -clash-of-civilizations, Gillian-Gibbons, Irish politics, Khartoum, Organized Rage, political Islam, teddy-bear, UK

3 responses to “Muhammad the Teddy Bear: A clash of civilizations.

  1. Anonymous

    If any other person tells me that the Muslim faith is fair is a true real religion in which only the minority are bad I will scream, we had packs of screaming idiots out in Sudan wanting to chop off her head.

    this is a baying bunch of religious what lunatics.

    We give this country aid thats should be stopped and we should not bend over back wards to understand this bunch of , well i think you all know.

    And if anyone tells me again I have to understand and say nothing which might offend, this bunch, they have dam well offended me.

  2. Mick Hall


    I do not believe we should say nothing when events that we disagree with occur, indeed the reverse is true. Nor do I believe just because an individual believes in a religious faith it puts them beyond criticism.

    Although when we make a comment we should do so with dignity and not attempt to emulate the mob in Khartoum today, which it now it seems amounted to a few hundred people out of a population of how many? All nations have there fools, bullies and bigots, whether they be christian or islamic, the trick is to keep such people away from the levers of power.

    Good to hear from you.


  3. USpace

    Green Ink has a great cartoon of a MoTeddy, THAT would get the European Muzzies rioting too.

    This would make a wonderful Ramadan gift. A New Dark Age is Dawning has a link to them for sale at the Cafe Press store.

    Calling these ignorant freaks in Sudan human garbage is just too kind. Oh so peaceful, effin SICK animals…

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    give a pig a prophet’s name

    glorify the godly swine
    and thank him for his bacon

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    outlaw all teddy bears

    before some little kids
    try to honor a prophet

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    pay your teachers with DEATH

    for visiting to help out
    your ungrateful country

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