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Old 06-23-2009, 12:39 PM   #8
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Actually, it may be illegal in Saudi Arabia
Originally Posted by knitgal View Post
Not that this has anything to do with the situation, but I don't like the way that the teacher worded the message either. Like Jan said, it sounds intolerant which puts me off the whole situation.

Why does someone's sexuality have to play into this at all? Are gay men not allowed to be mentors to little boys? What is she afraid will happen? So strange to me.
I not sure but I seem to remember a teacher (an American citizen?) being imprisoned for violating Muslim law. There's another item to Google (or Bing).

My mistake, it was a British citizen, here is a clipping from Fox New (more : www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314401,00.html)
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British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons, an unimposing woman of 54, was found guilty of "inciting religious hatred" and sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation by a court in Sudan’s Khartoum after allowing her 7-year-old students to name a teddy bear “Muhammad.”
The only point is there could be legal issues for the teacher if she doesn't screen the contacts.
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