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Sudanese mother sentenced to death for 'converting to Christianity' freed after international outcry
Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE

Posted on 06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A court in Sudan today ordered the release of the 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said.

The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison.

'The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,' Sudan's SUNA news agency said.

The couple's 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter.

A government official had told Reuters on May 31 that Sudanese officials were working to release Ibrahim.

As well as the death sentence for apostasy (the crime of abandoning your religion) Ibrahim was also sentenced to 100 lashes for what the court deemed her adultery for marrying a Christian.

Born to a Muslim father, she was convicted under Islamic sharia law that has been in force in Sudan since 1983 and outlaws conversions on pain of death.

She gave birth just 12 days after the verdict. It had been thought she was still shackled throughout the delivery and beyond, according to the rules which stipulate the treatment of death row inmates in Sudan.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africanchristians; christians; ibrahim; ibrahimfreed; islam; meriamibrahim; sudan; wani
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1 posted on 06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

GOD BE PRAISED.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 7:24:33 AM PDT by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
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To: scripter

were you following this story? i cannot remember...


3 posted on 06/23/2014 7:25:17 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord!!


4 posted on 06/23/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: latina4dubya

Wow! Thank goodness for the threat of involving john f’n kohn-heinz-kerry. He went to VN in case you didn’t know.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 7:26:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm SO glad they released her, but her husband really needs to get her out of there now. All the government has done by releasing her is expose her to rabid Muslims.
6 posted on 06/23/2014 7:26:58 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess this ruined Obamas day.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will feel better when she is sitting in a studio at FNC.


8 posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:03 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: defconw

RE: I will feel better when she is sitting in a studio at FNC.

Me too. In a lawless place like Sudan, anything can happen.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: conservativehistorian

Yes, Praise Him!!

Someone get her out of there before she becomes the victim of an “honor killing.”

I hope Obama and/or Kerry don’t try to take credit for this. They played no role.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

GTFO of Sudan ASAP.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 7:33:46 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, I don’t trust anyone over there.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 7:33:57 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: conservativehistorian

We prayed for her release, and so today we thank God for saving her and her children.

The Nigerian girls who have been so brutally kidnapped by pagan Muslims remain on our prayer list. May God also help them to escape from the savages who enslave them.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 7:34:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: MamaTexan

Agreed, the locals may decided to take matters into their own hands. It has happen before.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 7:36:38 AM PDT by mware
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To: elpadre
I hope Obama and/or Kerry don’t try to take credit for this. They played no role.

True, but I don't care if the jackwads do because the lives of a good Christian woman and her children are worth it.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 7:37:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mware

bttt


16 posted on 06/23/2014 7:37:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you, Obama! ..... wait ... that jerk did nothing to help.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 7:37:59 AM PDT by boycott
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you Lord. Now send forth your angel army to eradicate the terrorist Muslim filth.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 7:38:33 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God for answered prayer if this proves to be true. And, if that American-citizen, Christian husband has any sense, may be load his family on the nearest transportation and return to the states before some idiot either changes his mind or executes sharia terrorism all on his own.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:06 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: conservativehistorian

Our God is an awesome God!!!!


20 posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: mware

“Agreed, the locals may decided to take matters into their own hands.”

Nevermind the locals, I believe it was Meriam’s own brother who turned her in.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: SeekAndFind

Praise be to God!


22 posted on 06/23/2014 7:41:19 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Praise God the Father who’s the source;
Praise God the Son who is the course;
Praise God the Spirit who’s the flow;
Praise God, our portion here below!


23 posted on 06/23/2014 7:41:38 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Bogey78O

Go to South Sudan and GET THE HECK OUT from there!


24 posted on 06/23/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: conservativehistorian

Oui!! Praise God!


25 posted on 06/23/2014 7:42:29 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: SeekAndFind

What about the baby? Where’s the mention in the story about her child?


26 posted on 06/23/2014 7:49:13 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: SeekAndFind

Deuteronomy 31:6

New International Version (NIV)

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Praise the Lord!..................


27 posted on 06/23/2014 7:53:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,735 threads and 84,728 replies, as of 06-20-2014)
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To: conservativehistorian

AMEN


28 posted on 06/23/2014 7:53:12 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful!

Now bring them home.


29 posted on 06/23/2014 7:53:55 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glory to you Lord!!!!!


30 posted on 06/23/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: hecticskeptic

Amen


31 posted on 06/23/2014 7:58:03 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: elpadre
To God be the glory! This woman has SO been on my heart and in my prayers.

So I offer up a good ol' Lutheran prayer (slightly paraphrased):

"I thank you my heavenly Father, that you have kept Miriam from terrible harm and danger, and ask that you send Your holy angels to watch over her so that the evil foe may have NO POWER over her-- or her precious lambs.

In the name of Your dear Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, whom your dear daughter would not deny!"

32 posted on 06/23/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: milagro

bump


33 posted on 06/23/2014 8:01:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s better for her to come to America now as her half brother said that he would kill her if the court did not carry out the sentence.

"“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes."- Matthew 10:21

34 posted on 06/23/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great, now how about our Marine rotting in that Mexican jail?


35 posted on 06/23/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

The same thing was announced a few weeks ago, then revoked by Sudan. Until she shows up on the tarmac of the airport in a civilized country, I’m not believing anything.


36 posted on 06/23/2014 8:44:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: AU72

RE: Great, now how about our Marine rotting in that Mexican jail?

Let’s exchange Bergdahl for him :)


37 posted on 06/23/2014 8:52:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God...He confounds the wicked and the wise of the world.

Now, IMHO, she and her husband and family need to GTHOOT and retuirn to America...soonest.


38 posted on 06/23/2014 9:15:50 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you God and please send your angels around her and her family until they get out of that country!


39 posted on 06/23/2014 9:24:54 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: elpadre

“Yes, Praise Him!!”

And most importantly, praise her for having the strength of her convictions. It is an object lesson that needs to be shared in our Congress. If she were a Republican, my bet is that she would have renounced her faith to “save” herself based on what I see daily in the Congress.


40 posted on 06/23/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

Best News I’ve heard all day Thank God!!


41 posted on 06/23/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ScottinVA; dragonblustar; defconw
SOURCE: HOTAIR

Update: There is good news on the asylum front, too, at least preliminarily:

Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, holds dual U.S.-Sudanese citizenship, and Ibrahim’s supporters argued that their children, including a daughter named Maya born in prison in May and a 20-month-old boy named Martin who was imprisoned with her, are U.S. citizens.

Sources close to the situation tell FoxNews.com that Ibrahim was whisked away to a confidential location and that her lawyers will be meeting with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday.

“This is a huge first step,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organization Subcommittee. “But the second step is that Ms. Ibrahim and her husband and their children be on a plane heading to the United States.”

Make it so.

42 posted on 06/23/2014 9:49:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet Obama will give them asylum...if they walk from Honduras.


43 posted on 06/23/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888
SOURCE: HOTAIR

Update: There is good news on the asylum front, too, at least preliminarily:

Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, holds dual U.S.-Sudanese citizenship, and Ibrahim’s supporters argued that their children, including a daughter named Maya born in prison in May and a 20-month-old boy named Martin who was imprisoned with her, are U.S. citizens.

Sources close to the situation tell FoxNews.com that Ibrahim was whisked away to a confidential location and that her lawyers will be meeting with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday.

“This is a huge first step,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organization Subcommittee. “But the second step is that Ms. Ibrahim and her husband and their children be on a plane heading to the United States.”


44 posted on 06/23/2014 9:50:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I won’t relax on this until she’s in the country on a visa.


45 posted on 06/23/2014 9:52:18 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: conservativehistorian
I am simply ecstatic over this!

And her husband, of course, must be especially overjoyed.

46 posted on 06/23/2014 11:00:38 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Bayard

Merriam gave birth to a baby girl and she had her 20 month old boy with her in the prison where she gave birth to her baby girl. The woman has gone through hell and needs to get out of that country. Her children are safe right now with their mother but not for long if they don’t get themselves out of Sudan. Praise God for getting her free but now she has to get to the USA as she is a citizen. We need to keep praying God’s interference for Merriam.


47 posted on 06/23/2014 12:29:00 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: conservativehistorian
link

I realize that this is from a blog (very hard to find background info) but I found it interesting:

The U.S. Embassy’s neglect began in September 2013 when Meriam, Daniel, and little Martin were all arrested. According to sources on the ground, the Embassy did not answer Daniel’s call to their direct line for consular assistance or offer any consular aid to wheelchair-bound Wani, who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. Daniel also asked the Embassy for help when there was an attempt to kidnap Martin. Again, there was no response from the Embassy. This is not the way that the U.S. government should respond to the distress of a U.S. citizen.

After his release, Daniel again sought help at the US Embassy to defend Meriam, but the Embassy told him that they couldn’t help him since Meriam was not a U.S. citizen. They suggested he hire an attorney and “deal with it through the Sudanese legal system,” which means, apparently, that the U.S. Embassy has more respect for Shariah than for the rights of a U.S. citizen.

In addition, if the State Department had provided a spousal visa for Meriam to travel to the United States with Daniel soon after their wedding when he had applied for it, none of these other encounters would have been necessary because Meriam never would have been in Khartoum to be arrested!

48 posted on 06/23/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Abby4116
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I won’t relax on this until she’s in the country on a visa.

Meriam Ibrahim Safe in Secret Location

EXCERPT:

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother of two sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for committing apostasy has been freed from prison and is now in a secret location.
49 posted on 06/23/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Maryhere; Bayard

This is one very courageous woman. All she needed to do was recant her Christian faith. She refused.

SEE HERE:

EXCERPT:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/sudan/10920306/Sudanese-woman-sentenced-to-death-for-apostasy-to-be-freed.html

The judge ruled that Ms Ibrahim would not be executed for two years after the birth of the baby – but her husband and legal team were desperately hoping that the verdict would be overruled before then. Yet he told The Telegraph she was refusing to recant her Christian beliefs – despite the death sentence.

“She is not going to renounce her religion, though,” he said. “She told me that.”


50 posted on 06/23/2014 12:46:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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