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Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain told BBC News 24 that the whole saga had been very damaging for the image of the Muslim faith.

"Each time we have stories like these, that distort what Islam stands for or misrepresents what the compassion of Muslim law stands for, then we have repercussions and people begin to feel that Islam has no place in modern society...

"I have not come across one single Muslim in our country who has supported what has happened.''


Teddy Bear Teacher is released.

As [livejournal.com profile] miss_soap said on her post, it's only worth reading the comments if you feel like being FULL OF RAGE.

I've already said my piece about this - and why we should not be saying 'stupid woman, she went there, she should have known', and why this is about much more than that.

I will add a question someone else made elsewhere - that they are using a Muslim law to punish a Christian woman. Does this mean than anyone not of the Muslim faith is bound by their laws? Does that extend to all the laws?

No answers here, but I thought it was an interesting question.
emmelinemay: (80s attack)
I've been thinking about this teddy bear fiasco a lot. (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, take your head out from under that rock, and then google 'teddy bear Sudan' in 'news'.)

I even dreamed about it the other night. It's got me really thinking.

my strong opinions on 'incitement to racial hatred' vs 'free speech' - let me show you them )

This was very much a stream of conciousness post - trying to get all of these thoughts circling around my head OUT of my head into some sort of coherent order. If you disagree, or can see a way of saying what I've said in fewer words, by all means, say here. I welcome debate as always. Free Speech is allowed on my Journal ;)

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