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They Hate Us, But Their Kids Play With an American Icon, the Teddy Bear

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It's a fantasmic irony that Sudanese children love and play with an American Icon...the teddy bear.

The teddy bear, named for one of our most famous presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, because he was depicted in a cartoon saving the life of a bear cub.

Those same Arabs, who want to see us dead want to keep our "teddy" alive for the pleasure of their children.

The same men who rampaged through the streets of Khartoum demanding the death for a teacher, Gillian Gibbons, an English citizen, for allowing her Sudanese students to name the class teddy bear Muhammed, are the same men who buy teddy bears for their children.

By the way, do fanatical religious Muslims change the rules as they play the game of religiosity? How come it's okay to name thousands of male children "Muhammed?"

Wouldn't that be taking the "Lord's name in vain" and and insult to Islam? If that were true, not only would every Arab parent with a son named Muhammed have to be beheaded, but Christians would be marching in the streets demanding the death of every Hispanic who named his son Jesus [Hay-seus].

Only they can stop their own insanity; we can't do it for them. When they wake up and realize it is better to love their children and our teddy bears more than they hate us, will this insanity stop.

 

Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
 
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                         ... by Robert Sargent on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 10:11:11 AM
Wish I could take credit for it, but I believe, a ... by Sandy Sand on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 10:19:07 AM
Well, it is poignant and I like it, but where are... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 10:24:59 AM
In the kitchen?... by Sandy Sand on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 10:53:28 AM
You are just as guilty of being ignorant as those ... by ingiro on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 11:12:33 AM
It's easy to play the 'racism' card wi... by C.Bid on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:18:32 PM
First of all Sandy refers to the mob in Khartoum a... by ingiro on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:13:04 PM
It was clear who she meant.I can assure you that S... by C.Bid on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 9:50:38 PM
If you think I'm a racist bigot, you really ha... by Sandy Sand on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 1:16:30 PM
If you can't handle some apt criticism, then g... by ingiro on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:43:52 PM
I guess Sandy and I are partners in crime. It didn... by Robert Sargent on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:44:59 PM
 I guess we here know better than that. We su... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 11:42:23 AM
"Thus we better look in the mirror  befo... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:13:41 PM
Fairly recently Greg Palast had to leave his own n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:26:49 PM
"For goodness sake, you feel good about yours... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:54:56 PM
on a weakness of mine and how do I feel about myse... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 1:15:51 PM
 We are not barbaric like those crazed, mad M... by ingiro on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:33:33 PM
It's not a question of barbarism but justifica... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:40:23 PM
Lashes handed out to rape victims, people being st... by C.Bid on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:38:26 PM
The only thing that forgives God is that He does n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 12:43:11 PM
I believe that God is still there.  After all... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 1:56:30 PM
I agree.  And I think you put it more eloquen... by C.Bid on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:47:54 PM
According to the Sudanese Media Centre, which is c... by Barbara Peterson on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:07:02 PM
I think they should not only interview the 7-year ... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:12:05 PM
"Insulting a faith or religion, which seems t... by Robert Sargent on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:12:58 PM
...by "you", I meant Sandy.... by Robert Sargent on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:49:12 PM
those things happened before, they happened in 198... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:26:09 PM
Hi Mark,Anyone who uses barbaric means to get his/... by Barbara Peterson on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 2:50:33 PM
"[Middle Eastern Muslims] do not hate us, people."... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:04:38 PM
Some few years ago, in college I got on a bus ... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:06:58 PM
Pete,    Same thing happened to my ... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 4:49:38 PM
Pssst... It's okay to use a name. Your obvious... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:22:31 PM
is that we're still the same "europeans&q... by Tony Forest on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:25:04 PM
You, Mr. Forest, can see the forest through the tr... by ingiro on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:45:36 PM
Well then, on this point alone, I'm not gettin... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 3:48:00 PM
Don't forget about the bear, Tom. He could sti... by Barbara Peterson on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 4:24:26 PM
"Nobody's right when everybody's wron... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 4:59:38 PM
What a shame.  As usual, when extremists, fun... by Jan Baumgartner on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 6:48:44 PM
I think most of the heat generated from this artic... by Jan Baumgartner on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:09:33 PM
You made my day ( or night, it is night now:)I was... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:27:31 PM
Would you prefer Mr. Sashine instead of Mark?... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:39:52 PM
So true....     Lumping is bad... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:29:21 PM
If the use of the word "they" isn't ... by Sandy Sand on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 8:01:36 PM
If the word "they" isn't understood,... by Jan Baumgartner on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 8:21:34 PM
No, because you are not rude to women!... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 9:03:04 PM
Enough of the PC bull puck.  If you're ho... by Tom Murphy on Friday, Nov 30, 2007 at 9:21:22 PM
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Bob, you  can call me Mark.  We write he... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at 7:41:38 AM
Ok Mark,    I just didn't want ... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at 8:23:20 AM
السودان ... by Tony Forest on Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at 8:44:24 AM
Gillian Gibbons has been freed and is now looking ... by Tony Forest on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2007 at 6:37:33 AM