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  • CIA Chief John Brennan: Deceptions About Islam

    03/17/2015 5:31:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 17, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    CIA Chief John Brennan: Deceptions About IslamPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On March 17, 2015 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments By constantly projecting Western standards on Islamic jihadis, CIA head John Brennan has come to epitomize the U.S. intelligence community’s intellectual failures concerning the true sources of the jihad.Last Friday, March 13, Brennan insisted that Islamic State (IS) members are not Islamic. Instead, “They are terrorists, they’re criminals. Most—many—of them are psychopathic thugs, murderers who use a religious concept and masquerade and mask themselves in that religious construct.”Note his usage of terms familiar to Western people (“terrorists,”...
  • Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic Terror

    02/27/2015 4:50:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic TerrorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 27, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and “high horses”). Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues.In many ways, his comments on “humility” might be the strangest of his entire speech—to the point that Obama himself got visibly confused, and admitted it, by his own lack of...
  • Qatar published fatwa in 2006 permitting burning people — removes it after IS burns pilot

    02/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/10/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    It appears that Islam Web, a popular website owned by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, may have been responsible for the rationale used by the Islamic State to burn alive a Jordanian pilot captive. On February 7, 2006, the widely accessed Arabic website issued Fatwa No. 71480, titled “The Burning of Ias bin Abdul Yalil by Abu Bakr.” The fatwa, or Islamic decree, concluded that burning people as a form of punishment is permissible. Ironically, hours after the Islamic State burned the pilot alive, Fatwa No. 71480 was removed from Islam Web. What is interesting to note is...
  • Obama: Christianity No Different From the Islamic State

    02/09/2015 5:18:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama: Christianity No Different From the Islamic StatePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 6, 2015 @ 12:18 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 539 Comments As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—in this case, the recent immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism.Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that Christians have been equally guilty of such atrocities: Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans]...
  • Obama: Christianity No Different Than the Islamic State

    02/06/2015 5:12:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama: Christianity No Different Than the Islamic StatePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 6, 2015 @ 12:18 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—in this case, the recent immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism.Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that Christians have been equally guilty of such atrocities: Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans]...
  • Winter of Slaughter: Muslim Persecution of Christians

    02/03/2015 8:52:28 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 12 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 3, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. Once again, the month of Christmas witnessed some of the most barbaric attacks on Christians throughout the Islamic world. After Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” told of how the Islamic State (IS) “chopped [Christian] children in half; they chopped their heads off,” he offered the following anecdote: IS turned up and they said to the [Christian] children, “You say the words [shehada, convert to Islam], that you will follow Muhammad.” And the children, all under 15, four of them, they said, “No, we love Jesus [Yesua]. We have...
  • Islamic Violence, the MSM, and I

    01/16/2015 4:43:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic Violence, the MSM, and IPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On January 16, 2015 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Two events recently transpired that forced mainstream media to address a question they habitually dodge: Is Islam intrinsically violent?  First, on New Year’s Day, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi—a world leader, and a Muslim—did the unthinkable when he publicly asserted that Islamic texts and thinking have made the Muslim world a scourge to humanity.  The MSM ignored it until, as if to prove his point,  Muslim gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” killed a dozen people in offices of a...
  • How the West Destroyed Libya

    01/13/2015 5:06:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the West Destroyed LibyaPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On January 13, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The full impact of Western intervention in Libya was recently highlighted during a televised interview of Worlds Apart with guest Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian author and historian who was born and raised in Africa for 20 years.At one point while talking about Libya, Herland firmly asserted that: In a just world, the political leaders in the West, that have done such atrocities towards other nations and other cultures, should have been sent to the Hague [International Criminal Court],...
  • Meriam Ibrahim is role model of the year

    12/24/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/24/14 | Terence Jeffrey
    n a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage. Meriam Ibrahim is the role model of the year. When a Sudanese court told Meriam she must renounce her Catholic faith and convert to Islam or be hung by the neck until dead, she gave a non-negotiable answer: No. Meriam was born in Sudan to a Christian mother and a Muslim father — who abandoned...
  • Islam: Built on the Blood of (Christian Child) Martyrs

    12/08/2014 6:49:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islam: Built on the Blood of (Christian Child) MartyrsPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On December 8, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In a recent interview on CBN News, Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” tried to recount the horrific atrocities Christians in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Islamic State.  After explaining how Christian minorities fled Baghdad to Ninevah when Islamic militants began terrorizing them and bombing their churches, White said: Then one day, ISIS, the Islamic State, the Islamic caliphate came [to Ninevah] and they hounded all...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/07/2014 5:16:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create ISPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 7, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.”  Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a...
  • Meriam Ibrahim Encourages Naghmeh Abedini to Stay Strong for Her Children

    09/29/2014 8:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2014 | BY STEPHANIE SAMUEL
    Taking the stage at the Values Voter Summit Gala with her husband, Daniel Wani, Meriam Ibrahim encouraged Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, with stories about caring for her children Martin and Maya. With the help of an interpreter, Ibrahim called Naghmeh Abdini "her sister" and told her "Do not fear; be strong. Take care of your kids and the Lord will be with you." Naghmeh Abedini shared a video during the gala from her children. In the video, 6-year-old Jacob said his heart is "crying" because he "misses Daddy a lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot,...
  • Islamic State Atrocities the Product of ‘Grievances’?

    09/18/2014 4:52:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic State Atrocities the Product of ‘Grievances’?Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On September 17, 2014 @ 12:33 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 22 Comments While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama’s recent assertion that the Islamic State “is not Islamic,” some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignored.Consider the president’s invocation of the “grievances” meme to explain the Islamic State’s success: “At this moment the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. And one of those groups is ISIL—which...
  • Beheading Infidels: How Allah ‘Heals the Hearts of Believers’

    09/12/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Beheading Infidels: How Allah ‘Heals the Hearts of Believers’Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On September 12, 2014 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments To understand why the Islamic State not only decapitates its “infidel” captives, but also mutilates and mocks their corpses—and all to sadistic laughter—one need only turn to the Koran and deeds of Islamic prophet Muhammad.The Koran exhorts believers to “Fight them [those who oppose Islam], Allah will torment them with your hands, humiliate them, empower you over them, and heal the hearts of the believers, removing the rage from their hearts” (Koran 9:14-15).As usual, to understand...
  • The West’s Prostration to Islam

    08/14/2014 5:11:33 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim....Islam Translated ^ | 8-5-14 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Editor’s note: Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed by Fronda, a leading website in Poland. The English-language version of the Polish interview, originally titled “Raymond Ibrahim: Prostration before Islam,” follows: Who is Raymond Ibrahim? A scholar, a writer, an activist? What is his mission and the main goal? Raymond Ibrahim: I am a little of all that and more. Due to my background, academic and personal, I have had a long interest in the Middle East and Islam, especially the historic and contemporary interaction between Islam and Christianity. After the strikes of September 11, 2001, I took an interest in the...
  • “The World is a Mess” … He’s Why

    08/09/2014 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    In the late interwar period, a few years before the ascendency of Adolf Hitler to the Chancellery, the famed German film director Fritz Lang created a classic of the silent film era. Spione (English: Spies) is a thriller of international espionage, intrigue, and manipulation by a criminal mastermind. Playing diplomats, politicians, and detectives against each other, using prostitutes, opium, and blackmail to control his adversaries, Lang’s arch villain Haghi pushes the world to the precipice of total war before he is brought down by the film’s hero. There is a man operating like this today. He has control of vast...
  • Meriam Ibrahim's Long Journey, to an Immigrant Community in New England

    08/02/2014 4:37:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Burger
    Arrival in New Hampshire It’s a big jump from Sudan with its soaring summer temperatures to Manchester, N.H., where the mercury has gotten as low as -20 in the winter. But a significant Sudanese community has grown in the city, now augmented by one Meriam Ibrahim and her family. The 27-year-old Sudanese woman, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire....
  • Christian Mother Sentenced to Death in Sudan Expected in New Hampshire This Week

    07/30/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Some time this week, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim is expected to arrive among relatives in Manchester, New Hampshire. She made international news for being sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, but she was able to get to Rome on July 24 and will be in Manchester soon.
  • Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim meets Pope Francis

    07/24/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 24, 2014
    Pope Francis blesses Meriam Ibrahim (Vatican Radio) Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in Italy and met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta. During the meeting, she was accompanied by her family: Husband Daniel Wani,  Martin (a year and a half), and Maya, born in prison two months ago. Her family was accompanied by the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, Lapo Pistelli, who helped negotiate and arrange her departure from Sudan and travelled with her to Italy. Pistelli spoke to Susy Hodges after the meeting...
  • Sudanese Muslims Risking Their Lives For A Christian Woman Sentenced to Death

    07/07/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT · by ZULU · 11 replies
    Sudan Voices ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Abd Al Nabi told Hardwired, “Since taking Mariem’s case, extremists say we are not Muslim and are threatening our lives if we don’t drop her case.” When asked why he is risking his life for human rights and religious freedom, Abd Al Nabe continued, “I defend everyone regardless of their beliefs because we all share a common humanity and no one’s life should be taken because of what they believe. All of the laws need to be changed including those affecting religious freedom
  • Meriam Ibrahim's Muslim Relatives Trying to Prove She is Muslim; Lawsuit Could Delay Departure to US

    07/05/2014 7:13:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Sudanese Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim is facing a new lawsuit after her Islamic relatives submitted a case on Thursday trying to prove that she is a Muslim, which would make her marriage to a Christian man illegal under Islamic Shariah Law. The lawsuit could further delay Ibrahim's hopes to travel with her husband and children to the U.S. and seek refuge. Abdel Rahman Malek, the lawyer hired by Ibrahim's Muslim family, said that the Khartoum Religious Court will be reviewing their case "asking to prove that Meriam Ibrahim belongs to her (Muslim) father and family," according to Reuters. The 27-year-old...
  • Sudan Mother: Baby Harmed Because of the Chains

    07/03/2014 2:00:15 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 8 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/3/14
    Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese mother who was forced to give birth with her legs chained in prison, says that her baby daughter is disabled as a result. "Something has happened to the baby," she said, according to The Telegraph. Ibrahim said she doesn't know the extent of the harm her daughter Maya may have suffered, and would probably only know as she grows older. "I don't know in the future whether she'll need support to walk or not," Ibrahim said. The Christian mom, who was imprisoned in Sudan for her faith, was freed last week after her conviction of...
  • Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim: Newborn Daughter Is Disabled After Prison Childbirth In Shackles

    07/02/2014 8:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was recently released from prison after facing the death penalty, now says that her newborn daughter is physically disabled after she was forced to give birth in jail while in shackles. Ibrahim, who is currently trying to leave Sudan after being freed from prison, spoke for the first time about the May 27 birth in a recent interview with The Guardian. At eight months pregnant, Ibrahim had been sentenced to death for apostasy and adultery due to her Christian faith. She was then forced to give birth while shackled in the Omdurman Federal...
  • Sudanese Christian Woman: 'There's a New Problem Every Day' (Gave Birth in Chains)

    07/01/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue July 1, 2014 | Nima Elbagir and Laura Smith-Spark
    What a week it's been for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith. She thought she was finally free Monday after a higher court ordered her release. A day later, she was back in police custody. Now she faces a new charge, accused of falsifying travel documents, and has taken refuge in a safe house in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, amid concerns for her security. In a phone interview with CNN, Ibrahim spoke of the ordeal of giving birth while in prison, her fears for her family and how...
  • Sudanese Christian mom holed up in US embassy, facing new charges

    07/01/2014 2:17:34 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Meriam Ibrahim, with husband Daniel Wani and children Martin and Maya along with their legal team following her release from a Karthoum prison.HardwiredGlobal.org The Sudanese mom who was freed after being sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity remains holed up with her family in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, unable to flee the war-torn nation and facing new charges instigated by her own relatives, sources told FoxNews.com. Meriam Ibrahim and her family are waiting for new travel documents to be issued by the U.S. after being detained last week for what Sudanese authorities alleged were forged South Sudan...
  • Reuters: US, Sudan negotiating exit for Meriam Ibrahim

    06/28/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the move to the US embassy in Khartoum has paid off for Meriam Ibrahim, the young Christian mother sentenced to death for her faith in Sudan. Now out of the reach of Sudanese security forces, Reuters reports that Sudan has now begun negotiations to get Ibrahim and her family out of the country: Sudanese authorities and U.S. officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Sudanese woman, who married an American and was recently spared the death penalty for converting to Christianity, to leave Sudan, sources close to the case said. …“There are talks going on currently...
  • Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim now 'safe and well' in US embassy

    06/27/2014 8:02:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/27/2014
    The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has expressed relief that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum. "Really, it's good," Daniel Wani, the American husband of Meriam Ibrahim, told Agence France-Presse by telephone on Friday, adding that embassy staff had been "very helpful and very nice". He said his wife and two children, who could be heard in the background, were doing well at the heavily guarded facility. Ibrahim, 27, went to the US embassy on Thursday after being detained at Khartoum airport as she...
  • Sudanese Christian mom reportedly taking refuge at US embassy

    06/27/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/27/14 | foxnews.com
    The Sudanese Christian woman who was detained by police a day after her death sentence was lifted is reportedly now taking refuge in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum after receiving death threats from inside the Islamic nation.
  • Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim Released from Custody after Being Arrested Yesterday

    06/25/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 34 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 6/25/2014 | Teresa Neumann
    Ibrahim and her family have reportedly been re-released after being arrested yesterday trying to flee Sudan. The US government is said to be actively involved in getting the family out of the country...
  • Sudan charges Meriam Ibrahim with fraud, bars her from leaving country

    06/25/2014 7:11:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The strange and enraging case of Meriam Yehia Ibrahim continues, and the news isn’t getting much better. Freed earlier in the week from prison and a death sentence for apostasy, the young Christian mother found herself and her family surrounded by 40 or more agents at the airport when they attempted to leave Sudan yesterday. She’s out on bail but facing new charges of document fraud: The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for being a Christian has been released from her latest detention but has been charged with new crimes, MailOnline can reveal.Meriam Ibrahim has been accused...
  • Sudanese Christian woman rearrested

    06/24/2014 6:23:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2014 | Nima Elbagir
    CNN) -- A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith was revoked has been rearrested, her legal team told CNN Tuesday. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, and her husband, Daniel Wani, were arrested Tuesday at an airport in Sudan's capital as they were trying to leave the African country, Ibrahim's legal team said. Details about why the couple were arrested weren't immediately available.
  • Sudanese mom sentenced to die for Christian faith is freed

    06/23/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2014
    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in a Khartoum prison after being sentenced to death in May for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, has been freed, FoxNews.com has confirmed. Ibrahim, 27, refused to renounce her Christian faith in court in May, prompting a judge to sentence her to hang for apostasy. The case became an international cause, with several U.S. lawmakers and the State Department blasting the decision as barbaric. Sudan's national news service SUNA said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday canceled the death sentence after defense lawyers presented their case, and that the...
  • Sudan Court Will Free Meriam Ibrahim, Sentenced to Death for Her Christian Faith

    06/23/2014 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/23/14 | Steve Ertelt
    Reports today indicate the Sudan court has reversed itself and will free Meriam Ibraham, the pregnant Christian woman jailed and sentenced to be flogged and hanged for her Christian faith. Meriam was later forced to give birth in chains in a Sudanese prison as she awaited a death sentence ad brutal flogging by Muslim officials. “The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya [Ibrahim] and the cancellation of the [previous] court ruling,” Sudan’s SUNA news agency said on Monday. Although reports a couple of weeks ago suggested Meriam would be freed, they turned out to be false. Thesudan4se reports...
  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for 'converting to Christianity' freed after international outcry

    06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    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...
  • Sudan announces release of Meriam Ibrahim from death row

    06/23/2014 9:49:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/23/2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    A Christian woman on death row in a Sudanese prison has been released on the orders of a court in Khartoum after her case became the focus of an international campaign. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and to be hanged for apostasy after refusing to renounce her faith last month. The Sudanese state news agency Suna said: "The appeal court ordered the release of [Ibrahim] and the cancellation of the [earlier] court ruling." However, there was no sign of Ibrahim, her husband Daniel Wani or their two children at the couple's home in Khartoum. Mohaned Mostafa,...
  • Ted Cruz to President Obama: Demand the Release of Meriam Ibrahim

    06/20/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Senator Ted Cruz delivered a message to President Barack Obama yesterday during his speech at the Road to Majority Conference Thursday afternoon: demand the release of Meriam Ibraham. His speech follows on the heels of a large rally outside the White House that he and pro-life groups led.Meriam is the Christian woman who was jailed when she was pregnant and was forced to give birth in chains in a Sudanese prison as she awaits a death sentence ad brutal flogging by Muslim officials because of her Christian faith.The Daily Caller has more: Cruz also made a call for the president...
  • Kerry Speaks Out About Christian Mom and Kids Jailed in Sudan, But Doesn’t Demand Release

    06/18/2014 4:21:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/18/2014 | Penny Starr
    It has been almost a month since Meriam Ibriham was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging by a Sudanese court that found her guilty of adultery for marrying a Christian and apostasy for refusing to denounce her Christian faith. On Friday, June 13, Kerry issued a statement about Ibriham but fell short of demanding her release or offering her asylum in the United States, and no mention was made of her husband Daniel Wani, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, or that their two children jailed with Ibriham are also U.S. citizens Kerry then went on to express...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed. Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim. In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. "There are...
  • Sudanese woman still faces execution, pressure for conversion mounting

    06/12/2014 2:46:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 12, 2014
    Miriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who faces a death sentence for apostasy from Islam, remains in prison, and pressure is mounting for her execution, the Archdiocese of Khartoum has warned. Contrary to some media reports, Ibrahim has not been released from prison, the archdiocese reported. Her sentence has been appealed, but there is no word on when that appeal will be heard. “According to the concerned authorities, Mrs. Miriam can only be released on the condition that she renounces Christianity and gets divorced from her husband,” the archdiocese said. While she has been urged by many people to submit...
  • Another reminder of what Sharia is, Mariam Ibrahim’s brother wants her murdered for refusing Islam

    06/10/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Mariam Ibrahim needs our prayers. She is about to become a martyr for her belief in Jesus Christ. Mariam is in trouble and she is running out of options. The savages in Khartoum that are holding her want to murder her for refusing to “re-convert” to Islam the United States will not help her without DNA proof to bolster her case and her own brother, an adherent Islamist wants her murdered as well. Moreover, CNN is beginning to buy the Islamist justification for murdering her by accepting her brother’s claim that she was brought up as a Muslim. By the...
  • Unanimous Senate Tells Sudan: Immediately Release Meriam and Her Children

    06/05/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/04/2014 | Terence P. Jeffery
    In an act of unmitigated bipartisanship, all Republicans and all Democrats in the U.S. Senate joined together on Tuesday evening to unanimously approve a resolution demanding the “immediate and unconditional release” of Meriam Ibrahim and her two children from the Sudanese prison where they are being held because Meriam refuses to renounce her Christian faith. The White House and State Department have issued statements condemning Ibrahim’s conviction and imprisonment, but, so far, neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State Kerry have personally spoken out about Sudan's imprisonment of the wife and children of a U.S. citizen. Until Ibrahim's husband,...
  • Will Obama Save Meraim Ibrahim and Her Babies?

    06/04/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    As of this writing, Meriam Ibrahim sits shackled in the cell in the Omdurman Federal Women's Prison in Sudan that she shares with her two babies, Martin and Maya. This is the family of an American citizen -- being persecuted for their Christian faith by a foreign government. How did they end up in a Sudanese prison? Meriam's husband is Daniel Wani, a naturalized U.S. citizen, who, according to the Manchester Union Leader, moved from Sudan to New Hampshire in 1998. He was naturalized in 2005. In December 2011, according to the Daily Mail, he and Meriam were married in...
  • Release of Sudanese Christian Mother, Meriam Ibrahim, 'Not Imminent,' Husband Says

    06/02/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Days after media reported that a Sudanese mother sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith was likely to be released soon, a spokesman from Sudan's Foreign Ministry as well as the woman's husband said only courts have the jurisdiction to decide. Daniel Wani, the husband of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who is in a prison with her 20-month-old son and newborn daughter, told CNN that only the appeals court can free his wife. "I'm not aware that any release is imminent," he said. Foreign ministry spokesman Abubakar Al-Sidiq also said that only a ruling from an...
  • Sudan denies death row mother Meriam Ibrahim Ishag will be freed

    06/02/2014 8:34:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | June 02, 2014
    SUDAN has denied a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be freed soon, saying quotes attributed to a foreign ministry official had been taken out of context. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death on May 15 under the Islamic sharia law that has been in place since 1983 and outlaws conversions under pain of death. Abdullah al-Azraq, a foreign ministry undersecretary, told media outlets on Saturday that Ishag “will be freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be taken by the judiciary and the ministry of justice”. But the foreign ministry said...
  • FIRST PICTURE: Death row mother and the baby she gave birth to while IN SHACKLES.

    05/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    This is the first picture of the mother-of-two who has been sentenced to death in Sudan for being a Christian - from inside the prison where she is being held. In an exclusive photo, Meriam Ibrahim puts on a brave face as she holds her newborn baby girl Maya who was born in the jail where she has been locked up for eight months. But behind the smile there is a different story - Meriam's eyes have dark rings under them, her arms are alarmingly thin and her face looks gaunt. Gone is the radiant glow from the day she...
  • Meriam Ibrahim, Pregnant Christian Woman Sentenced to Death, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

    05/27/2014 7:07:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Meriam Ibrahim, the pregnant Christian woman to death for refusing to accept Islam, has given birth to a baby girl.The mother sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith gave birth to a baby girl in prison today, the Daily Mail reported in an exclusive. Meriam , who has spent four months shackled to the floor of a cell, delivered the baby five days early in the hospital wing at Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North Khartoum.“This is some good news in what has been a terrible ordeal for Meriam,” lawyer Mohaned Mustafa Elnour told the newspaper. “I am...
  • Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy reportedly gives birth in prison

    05/27/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT · by ZULU · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 27, 2014 | FOX News
    A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has reportedly given birth in prison.
  • ‘Knockout game’ suspect chased down by victim’s friend

    05/23/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/14 | By Philip Messing
    ‘Knockout game’ suspect chased down by victim’s friend By Philip Messing A Brooklyn fare-beater allegedly punched a young woman in the face while apparently playing the “knockout game” in a Manhattan PATH station — and her friend chased him down, put him in a chokehold and forced him to apologize, sources said. Ibrahim King, 36, allegedly slugged 21-year-old Elizabeth Mejia, breaking her orbital bone, in the Ninth Street station around 3:40 a.m. Sunday. “He looks at her for a very short moment and then he pulls his right fist back and lunges across the railing and punches her in the...
  • Pregnant Christian Mom Sentenced to Death in Sudan

    05/20/2014 6:06:41 PM PDT · by oneamericanvoice · 9 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | May 20, 2014 | oneamericanvoice
    Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes and death on Sunday. She had been given three days to recant her faith. But Meriam defiantly told the judge that she was never a Muslim, that her mother raised her Christian after her father abandoned the family. It was then that the judge pronounced that she be given 100 lashes after the baby is born, and then hanged to death. Meriam is eight months pregnant. The ACLJ is very influential with channels to act for her freedom. They also have a petition, so please go to their site aclj.or to sign. Sudan's...
  • State Dept. Won’t Say If Christian Toddler Jailed in Sudan is U.S. Citizen

    05/20/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to say if Martin Wani, a 20-month-old Christian boy imprisoned by the Islamist Sudanese government, is a U.S. citizen. “You don’t know whether that little boy in prison is a U.S. citizen?” CNSNews.com asked State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki at the department’s Monday press briefing. “I don’t have any more details to share,” Psaki said. The State Department also would not say if the boy’s father, Daniel Wani, is a U.S. citizen and if, as the father has reportedly said, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum asked the father to secure DNA...