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Hi, Ros here. New WHYS Daily Email recruits today include Sarah in Hamburg, Thomas in Berlin and Uswege in Tanzania. We’ve two stories for you all to consider, and we’re also looking for volunteers to record Christmas messages that we’ll broadcast around the world. If you’re feeling inspired read on…
THE TEDDY CALLED MOHAMMAD
Two-thirds of all emails to the BBC today have been about the British teacher who’s been arrested in Sudan for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad. She’s now facing blasphemy charges for insulting Islam’s Prophet and if convicted could face six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.Do you think this kind of punishment matches the ‘crime’? Should she have been more sensitive to the laws of the country she was visiting? This is being described by the teacher’s friends as an innocent mistake, but has that got anything to do with it? If you’re Muslim, I’d be particularly interested to hear whether you think this law is fair? is it quite right to defend Mohammad in this way?
WHAT HOPE AT ANNAPOLIS?
Talks about talks is how they’re being described, something that some of you hail as a first step, and others dismiss as a pointless talking shop. A recent edition of the Economist called President Bush ‘Mr Palestine’ and claimed he alone has the power to drive the Middle-East peace process to its conclusion. Before his time in the White House is up, do you think he can do that? Your expectations of today’s talks are welcome…
YOUR ONE-MINUTE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
On Christmas Day we’re going to be playing some of your Christmas messages. You don’t need to be a Christian to record one either – you just need something you want to say the people about the coming year. If you’re interested drop me an email.Speak to you later.