« Pope invites Muslim leaders to find common ground | Main | Clinton campaign workers held hostage by man with road flares »

Briton jailed in Sudan for naming teddy bear Mohammed

A British elementary school teacher in Sudan was sentenced to 15 days in jail and then deportation Friday after allowing her class to name a teddy bear Mohammed, the name of the Muslim prophet, according to the BBC.
Large demonstrations took place in Sudan against the teacher, calling for her execution.
Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was found guilty of insulting religion. She said she is being treated well and fed even better, according to the BBC.
Foreign Minister David Miliband said he has continually expressed deep concern to the Sudanese government over Gibbons’ imprisonment, and two Muslim peers of the U.K. House of Lords have met Sudanese officials and ministers and expect to meet the president Sunday to negotiate Gibbons’ early release and safe return to the U.K.