A British teacher jailed after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad was released Monday and then boarded a flight back to Britain hours after Sudan’s president pardoned her, a British Embassy spokesman said. The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, said she did not intend to offend anyone and had great respect for Islam.
She was pardoned, as if she had committed murder. But she didn’t commit murder; all she did was allow a Muslim student to name a teddy bear after his own namesake, Muhammad. This all makes sense if one believes the hype that Islam is not a conquering, imperialistic, territorial, barbaric and aggressive theosophy which has evolved into a “religion of peace”, in spite of the overwhelming empirical historical evidence that it is not.