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Old 07.12.2007, 14:58
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Re: British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to 15 days

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While I agree with the 15 day Jail sentence.... I thought the deportation to Liverpool was a bit harsh



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Old 07.12.2007, 15:07
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Does that not say a lot about religion? Fear is the darkness in which religion flourishes.
It's actually the fear of the interpretation of the religion, not the religion itself of which I have no fear because I'm not of that faith.
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Old 07.12.2007, 15:08
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While I agree with the 15 day Jail sentence.... I thought the deportation to Liverpool was a bit harsh



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Makes Sandgrounder's quote even more relevant!!

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If I were a teacher, I would certainly think twice before going there. Even if I had the best intentions of respecting the religion and culture I would be really afraid of unwittingly offending someone somehow.
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Old 07.12.2007, 15:10
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Makes Sandgrounder's quote even more relevant!!
Eh mate, calm down, calm down. Eh, eh!!
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Old 07.12.2007, 15:13
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Re: British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to 15 days

I don't think we need say anymore...

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Old 07.12.2007, 15:18
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It's actually the fear of the interpretation of the religion,
As if all religions are not man made interpretations? So when is God planning to reveal the original interpretation My educated guess is NEVER

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not the religion itself of which I have no fear because I'm not of that faith.
This faith that faith it's all same faith based crap
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Old 07.12.2007, 15:19
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Re: British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to 15 days

Hmm I just read the thread titles and they said:

British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to.. Watching football in Zurich - how cruel is THAT...
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Old 07.12.2007, 18:17
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Re: British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to 15 days

I agree with Zug Bound - most of us, as expats, try to learn as much as possible about our next destination, the do's and dont's, the sensitive issues that must be avoided etc...then how/why did this lady not know what may cause offence in a country so different from her own. I do believe that she was innocent in her actions, because after hearing her interview at Heathrow, it just seemed like she did not do her homework at all, especially for a big move such as to Sudan. Where was she when the Danish cartoon issue caused such an outcry, and did she not think once, or consult anyone within the school as to what she was undertaking?There is a world outside Liverpool you know!! Her employer was also to blame because they should have provided some sort of training etc initially. While I appreciate the idea of democratically choosing a name for the teddy, if she had known/understood the complexities of religion in that country, she may have accepted Mohammed as their name of choice, but told them that it was not a good idea for the teddy to be named as such. Afterall, can anyone go to Israel and go about town chanting "hail Hitler" without consequence?? I think not!
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Re: British Teacher in Sudan sentenced to 15 days

What this whole issue demonstrated clearly for me was....

...how hard up news channels are for opportunities to use their "Breaking News......Breaking News.....Breaking News...." banners.

The fact that the plane in which she was being taken back to Britain "had landed" was accorded this status on BBC News 24 which gave them the cover to break away from what they were reporting on and repeat ad nauseum the same old information they been repeatedly giving all day.

It was one of those moments when you shake yourself up and think "what the hell am I watching this shite for" and realise that on occasions we are as duped and as gullible as we sometime believe some of the Sudanese to be.
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