Back in 2007 a British school teacher was arrested in Sudan. Her crime? The BBC explains:
A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam's Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Colleagues of Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, said she made an "innocent mistake" by letting the six and seven-year-olds choose the name.
Ms Gibbons was arrested after several parents made complaints.
The BBC has learned the charge could lead to six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.
Besides attracting outrage, the Sudanese governments actions caused world wide derision and brought Islam into far more disrepute than the teachers harmless action could ever have done. You'd think that various Islamic authorities would have learnt a lesson from this.
But no, the religious backwards-men are back and this time the offender is a doll. The Daily Express reported yesterday:
RELIGIOUS police in Saudi Arabia arrested a doll mascot for disobeying Sharia law by not wearing Islamic dress.
The female figure, whose hair was on display, was promoting the opening of a new sweet shop in Riyadh.
The doll was dressed in a floor length blue and white dress and was wearing a headband.
The arrest was made because the man inside the costume was making inappropriate gestures to his male mascot companion, according to local reports.
The Saudi capital’s religious police said in a statement a number of complaints had been made about the two mascots making crude gestures in front of the shop.
The statement said the police had “reminded them about Allah” and that “pretending to be women” is “against Sharia”.
It's a puppet you morons.
The Saudi Religious police are a joke.
This is not an act of reason.
But this is Saudi Arabia we are talking about. Two exports. Oil and religious hate.