An American evangelist has jumped into the fray over the fate of a British teacher facing calls for death over a teddy bear named “Muhammad.”
Bill Keller, host of LivePrayer, has posted a video on YouTube featuring a pink, toy pig named Muhammad after the Muslim prophet.
Bill Keller of LivePrayer has named this toy pig after the Muslim prophet
“Indeed Muhammad was a man of murder,” the pig, voiced by Keller himself, states in the video. “He was a pedophile, having a wife at the age of six. And I came to find out that the Quran really is nothing more than a book of fairy tales.”
Keller, a vocal critic of Islam, made the video in response to the case of Gillian Gibbons, who was sentenced to 15 days in a Sudan jail after being convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her student to call a teddy bear “Muhammad.”
Gibbons was moved to a secure location in Khartoum last week after street demonstrators called for her death.
If Gibbons had been found guilty of inciting religious hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs, her sentence could have been 40 lashes and up to six months of prison.
Muhammad is the most popular boys’ name in Sudan, and it has since been revealed the teddy bear was actually named by one of Gibbons’ students.
In his latest devotional being sent to his subscribers, Keller states:
Of course there will be Muslim apologists who say that these are only the
extremists, just like they try to distance themselves from their brothers in
this “peaceful religion” who flew the planes into the World Trade Center,
the Pentagon, and the one intended for the Capitol building that was crashed
in a Pennsylvania field by some real American heroes. …
These people are not about love or peace or unity. They are about one
thing. Converting the world to their false religion and those who get in
their way or who refuse to follow their lies will be silenced and killed.
The word “Islam” literally means “submission.” Maybe you don’t understand
what it means when their “holy book” says “death to all infidels.”
“Bill Keller’s pink pig is a terrific tribute to Muhammad!” said WND reader Stephen Mayfield. “If only we could load B-52′s with a week’s take of Farmer John’s swine intestines, and bombs-away them over Khartoum.”
Another WND reader, Clay Hestilow of Houston, Texas, took the opposite view, stating, “Senseless. Ignorant. Hateful. This ‘minister’ is a poor representation of the love that Christ has for all of mankind.”
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