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Gillian Gibbons
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Educator
    (1953- )
    Born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
    British teacher at Unity High School in Khartoum, Sudan (2007)
    Charged with insulting religion, inciting religious hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs
    Sentenced to 15 days for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad (November 29, 2007)
    Faced sentencing of six months in jail or 40 lashes
    Pardoned after 8 days in jail (December 4, 2007)
    She disrespected and insulted Islamics by naming a toy after their prophet Muhammad.
    Thousands of Sudanese Muslims marched through Khartoum calling for her execution (November 30, 2007).
    Her case caused diplomatic tension between the United Kingdom and Sudan.
    Sudan risked losing aid from Britain.
    Her case demonstrated the intolerance of religious zealots.
    What ever happened to more rational punishments like stoning?
    The teddy bear, Barnaby, was renamed Muhammad when a student asked if the bear could be renamed, after him.
    Considering Muhammad is the most popular Muslim name it begs the question of hypocrisy.
    Her judge was Muhammad Youssef.
    Her daughter, Jessica wrote, 'My mum does respect other cultures or she wouldn't have wanted to work in Sudan.'
    She said from prison 'I want people to know I've been well treated, and especially that I'm well fed.'
    British Muslims demonstrated against Sudan's imprisoning her.

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