|Teddy Roosevelt would cry !
||[Dec. 1st, 2007|08:34 pm]
Sudanese demand death...
Posted December 1st, 2007 by Sahil Nagpal London United Kingdom London, Dec.1:
Two days after being told that she would be spending 15 days in Khartoum’s infamous and squalid Omdurman Women’s Prison for naming a teddy bear Mohammed, 54-year-old teacher Gillian Gibbons is now facing the possibility of being shot dead.
Thousands of Sudanese marchers amassed outside the presidential palace in Khartoum on Friday to state that the 15-day prison sentence for Gillian was too lenient and that she should be put to death.
The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian.
note:- the "Teddy Bear" is named after President Roosevelt of the United States of America.
Teddy Bear - Wikipedia..
The name Teddy Bear comes from one of President Theodore Roosevelt's hunting trips to Mississippi. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already shot something. A few friends of Roosevelt who were hunting with hounds treed an American Black Bear after a long and exhausting chase and suggested Roosevelt shoot it. He refused to shoot it himself, deeming this un-sportsmanlike, but instructed that the treed bear be killed to put it out of its misery, and it became the topic of a political cartoon. A Brooklyn store owner, Morris Michtom, saw the drawing of Roosevelt and the bear cub and was inspired to create a new toy. He created a little stuffed bear cub and put it in his shop window with a sign that read "Teddy's bear." The toys were an immediate success and Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co., which still exists today
Being a symbol of American values I'm surprised that Islamic nations even allow Teddy Bears inside their borders.
Adolf Hitler had similar problems with Micky Mouse.