Posted by: becketfund | September 12, 2008

Bahrain: Government Charges US Teacher with Insulting Prophet

MANAMA – An American teacher has been charged with insulting the Prophet Muhammad for displaying pictures of him to university students, the AP reported on September 12. The spokesman for the country’s general prosecutor, Nawaf al-Maawda, said that the pictures portrayed the Prophet in ragged clothing. Most interpretations of Islam forbid any depiction of Muhammad because it is seen as encouraging idolatry. The spokesman said that the teacher also insulted a student for wearing a headscarf, describing it as “a barrier to knowledge.” The case has been referred to court, but no trial date has been set.

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