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ESL Daily: British English teacher faces deportation or lashing in Sudan
British English teacher faces deportation or lashing in Sudan
A British woman, Gillian Gibbons, was arrested this Monday, November 27 in Khartoum, Sudan for insulting the prophet Mohammed. Her students named a stuffed animal after their profit, Muhammad. The act may result in the teacher’s deportation or worse, 40 lashes. The instructor has been given legal support from her Christian High School; however, the majority of parents who send their children to the school are actually Muslim and they are taking this matter very seriously. For the full story please read: SUDAN
The majority of countries that support ESL schools are safe. However, every country has some laws that may conflict with our beliefs or are perhaps unanticipated. Customs may also come into play that may make your job more difficult. Singapore used to have a law against gum chewing, Tylenol is illegal in some countries, blowing one’s nose is rude in Korea, women smoking in public is illegal in many countries… the list goes on. It is best to do research prior to your journey. Regardless, sometimes your best intentions can have serious consequences. Hold your ground, but remember you are in a different country with different laws.