Friday, November 30, 2007

Sudan's Islamic Teddy Bear Scandal: Today's Cartoon

Alright, I can see how people might get offended when a newspaper prints cartoons depicting their religious icons as terrorists... but where is the harm in naming a teddy bear after a child, who happens to also be named after the most revered figure in Islam?

I mean, if this is the sort of touchy attitude that Muslim's have towards the representation of their prophet (especially by Westerners), then why do so many of them insist on naming their children after him; because let's face it, not everyone grows up to become a "messenger of God"... if you know what I mean.

Look, it's one thing for a teacher to offend Islam by letting her students name a stuff toy after a boy named "Muhammad"; but if that kid isn't exactly the star student, then not only should the entire class be thrown in jail, but the child's parents as well.


It seems to me that with all this outrage being expressed towards the Sudanese government for their imprisonment of a British woman for what appears to be a cultural misunderstanding, the furor over the "Muhammad Bear" may quickly turn into the frenzy over this Christmas' "Tickle-Me Elmo".

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Brian ( UK ) said...

Muhammed Bear ! I like it.

I think they had a similar problem according to this comic blog!

www.theblurb.spaces.live.com

11:15 AM  
Anonymous muslim teddys said...

take a look at www.muslimteddybears.com. The mainstream Muslim perceptions are not as reported by the mainstream media. Keep in mind, Gibbons release was negociated by British Muslims and welcomed by British Muslims on her arrival home.

3:57 PM  

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