Score one for religious tolerance! The Sudanese president pardoned Gillian Gibbons, a British school teacher who was imprisoned for allowing her students to name a teddy bear “Mohammed”. I don’t know what the big deal was, she only drew 15 days, and she was pardoned after only serving 9. Apparently there were some protesters calling for her to be executed.
I’m not going to pick on Islam in particular. Most religions tend to breed extremism in one form or another. Whether it’s people killing doctors at abortion clinics or flying airplanes into buildings, it’s amazing what people will do when they’re convinced that they are Right. Not just right, but Right. Thankfully, I’m never sure that I’m Right, so my mistakes are somewhat more limited in scope (like choosing the wrong drapes, for example). So I guess I’d better get rid of my toy octopus named Jésus, huh?