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Sudanese Woman to Be Killed for Marrying a Christian Man
New Vision ^ | May 15, 2014

Posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom.

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

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, is eight months pregnant and married to a Christian national of South Sudan which broke away in 2011, human rights activists say.

"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged," Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa told the woman, addressing her by her father's Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah.

Khalifa also sentenced Ishaq to 100 lashes for "adultery". Under Sudan's interpretation of sharia, a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man and any such relationship is regarded as adulterous.

Ishag reacted without emotion when Abbas delivered the verdict at a court in the Khartoum district of Haj Yousef.

Earlier in the hearing, an Islamic religious leader spoke with her in the caged dock for about 30 minutes.

Then she calmly told the judge: "I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy."

Sudan has a strongly Islamist government but, other than floggings, extreme sharia law punishments have been rare.

After the hearing about 50 people demonstrated against the verdict.

"No to executing Meriam," said one of their signs while another proclaimed: "Religious rights are a constitutional right."

In a speech, one demonstrator said they would continue their protests until she is freed.

A smaller group supporting the verdict also arrived but there was no violence.

"This is a decision of the law. Why are you gathered here?" one supporter asked, prompting an activist to retort: "Why do you want to execute Meriam? Why don't you bring corruptors to the court?"

Sudan is widely perceived as one of the most graft-ridden countries in the world, ranked 174th for its performance by campaign group Transparency International. AFP


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christian; crime; meriamishag; prayer; prayerping; prayers; rop; sudan; trop

1 posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Time for a Moochelle hashtag... in support of the execution


2 posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:36 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

any white house hash tags yet?


3 posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

no Christian or non-muslim woman should EVER marry a muslim man . Never....


4 posted on 05/15/2014 11:41:24 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: nickcarraway

Well then, if their variety of sharia says that she cannot marry a non-moslem, then her marriage does not exist and therefore cannot be convicted and sentenced to die.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 11:43:52 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: nickcarraway

The Religion of..

Pieces...

of Shiite...


6 posted on 05/15/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

This woman did not marry a muslim.

She married a Christian.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 11:47:36 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Viennacon

#BringUsSharia


8 posted on 05/15/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Telling all women what to do? Sounds like a Muslim thing.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: WayneS

i think he means the woman’s parents...her mother was an Orthodox Christian, her father a muslim


10 posted on 05/15/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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11 posted on 05/15/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rjsimmon

she was sentenced to death under sharia for apostasy, not the adultery. the sentence for the adultery was 100 lashes


12 posted on 05/15/2014 12:02:19 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Lololol!


13 posted on 05/15/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

lol


14 posted on 05/15/2014 12:08:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
she was sentenced to death under sharia for apostasy, not the adultery. the sentence for the adultery was 100 lashes

I understand that. The point I was making was that the Sudan's viriation of sharia nullifies one or the other. Either she commited adultery or apostacy. One OR the other, not both.

15 posted on 05/15/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: nickcarraway

JUN 2, 2013
Barack Hussein Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, is deeply associated with Omar al-Bashir, who has killed 3 million people (many Christian) in Sudan

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/06/02/barack-hussein-obamas-brother-malik-obama-is-deeply-associated-with-omar-al-bashir-who-has-killed-3-million-people-many-christian-in-sudan/


16 posted on 05/15/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: nickcarraway

I’m so sick and tired of CNN,MSNBC,ABC,CBS,NBC&FOX running this story. /sarc


17 posted on 05/15/2014 12:25:19 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 05/15/2014 12:48:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m so sick of religion in this world. Some invisible guy in the sky is not important enough to harass or kill people over if they don’t believe the same as you.
It’s so incredibly stupid how ready humans are to kill each other.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: nickcarraway; Kitty Mittens
"A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom.

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

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27, is eight months pregnant and married to a Christian national of South Sudan which broke away in 2011, human rights activists say.

"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged," Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa told the woman, addressing her by her father's Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah."

dear woman -- prayers for her and so many others.

20 posted on 05/15/2014 1:03:47 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: christx30

Since when did people need religion to kill each other?


21 posted on 05/15/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx

Since never. But religion should be the last reason. Makes as much sense to me as killing/harassing/excluding someone for how they feel about Voltemort or Gandalf.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 1:20:38 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: christx30

For someone who values freedom over all, if you don’t believe in Jesus, well, he’s the one who died to give you the ultimate freedom.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 1:35:57 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

The sickening cult of Islam.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Bulwyf

I do believe in Jesus. I just don’t believe in treating someone like crap or killing them if they don’t believe or if they do things I consider a sin.
And that freedom above all includes freedom to live your life without being interfered with by any government or religious group. Especially a religious that you are not a part of and don’t believe in. If you don’t think muslims and jews should be able to outlaw pork to non-adherants, you agree with me.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: cyn; nickcarraway; Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; alpha-8-25-02; ...
Thank you for the Ping, Cyn.

Pinging the American Heroes Prayer Warriors to Lift Prayers for the Dear Sister in Christ in this Article.

Thank you for your Prayers.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 3:07:45 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: nickcarraway; Kitty Mittens

Outrageous and heartbreaking... God be with her.
Prayers for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters worldwide.. I am humbled by their bravery , commitment and sacrifice.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 3:16:06 PM PDT by MEG33 (Pray For Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Joining you in prayer...lifting this brave witness up to our Savior in prayer.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: christx30
I’m so sick of religion in this world. Some invisible guy in the sky is not important enough to harass or kill people over if they don’t believe the same as you. It’s so incredibly stupid how ready humans are to kill each other.

I'm so sick of language in this world. Some invisible group of sounds anyone has access to to harass or kill people over if they don’t speak the same as you. It’s so incredibly stupid how ready humans are to kill each other.

Overgeneralize without rational discrimination to the point of rank stupidity much?

29 posted on 05/15/2014 3:49:50 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Father God,

We ask for a pardon from the Muslim authorities and a new life for this woman, her husband, and their precious innocent baby. Father, she is no longer a part of her earthly family, but has chosen to be a part of Your heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ. Lord, we know that none of this punishment is Your will. We commit this whole situation to You and ask that You protect and defend this family against this injustice. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 3:50:45 PM PDT by Faith
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To: christx30

Oh ya, I fully agree, I thought you were coming across as agnostic or something, so I was just spreading the word heh.

I do hope some Sudanese Christian men stand up and do the right thing here.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 3:50:57 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Faith

Amen


32 posted on 05/15/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by MEG33 (Pray For Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens
Prayers Ascending On High for our Sister in Christ, for her infant, and for her child in utero!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 05/15/2014 4:34:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: nickcarraway

Lord have mercy on us.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 6:41:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway

God, have mercy on your child Meriam and spare her life. Let the world hear of this travesty and speak up for her. Give her Your peace and may she feel Your presence. May all Christians who hear of this cry out to you. Amen.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 7:09:05 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Talisker

Religion is great. It gives people peace. It conforts the sick and dying. It promotes good works. But when it inspires people to mistreat or kill others, I have no use for it. If someone’s love of their interpretation of God means more to them than other humans or children, you have to ask yourself what’s the point? If someone says “God told me that I have to disown my kids because...”, that person can (and probably will) go to Hell.


36 posted on 05/15/2014 7:13:38 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: nickcarraway
Though I disagree with Amnesty International on a whole lot of issues, they got this one right. At http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/uaa11814.pdf they have a two-page pdf file explaining how to let the Sudanese government know they are going down the wrong path here.

Some email addresses there include moj@moj.gov.sd (Ministry of Justice) and ministry@mfa.gov.sd (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). They have some names and titles, too, but you can find those at the linked site.

Take action by letting the Sudanese government know the world is watching and condemns what they are trying to do, and urging them to free Meriam Yehya Ibrahim.

37 posted on 05/15/2014 7:25:34 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, {{Kittie Mittens}}. What an amazing woman.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 7:26:07 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Faith; Linda Frances

Amen.


39 posted on 05/15/2014 7:30:51 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: WayneS

her Christian mother’s marriage to a moslem man set the stage for the ensuing problems .

I have seen this in my own in-laws ; one a Buddhist , married a moslem and all their children automatically became moslems . Brainwashed , indoctrinated moslems , even thought their mother was Buddhist .

This is why the entire moslem world sees Obama as a moslem , no matter what he says here in America . Moslem dad = moslem children , and especially male offspring .


40 posted on 05/15/2014 7:45:55 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: nickcarraway

absolutely ! if any non-moslem woman is inclined to marrying a moslem man they certainly need a good talking to :^)

It’s a disaster down the line , as in this case .
It should be against the law .


41 posted on 05/15/2014 7:47:22 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Kitty Mittens

I join in earnest prayer for her!


42 posted on 05/15/2014 8:02:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Kitty Mittens

Prayers up for this courageous woman.


43 posted on 05/15/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: christx30

I stand in awe of your utter lack of discriminating ability, not to mention your lack of imagination. Pardon my intrusion in the tiny bubble, inside of the little shell, buried in the mud on the bottom of the ocean that you call your philosophy of religion.

Here’s a daisy. If only the people of the world would hold daisies like you do, peace and happiness would fill the Earth.

Have a nice day.


44 posted on 05/16/2014 1:14:52 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Thanks for the explanation.


45 posted on 05/16/2014 3:27:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Re #40
Thanks for your insight. So few people understand this.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 5:39:27 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Talisker

I see people from all religions treat people like crap because of what they view as their faith. It’s stupid and shameful. I’d rather people just stick to “Be good to each other” and not scream hellfire and brimstone. People like that need to be ignored and kept from power as much as possible.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 2:24:26 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: christx30

-— I see people from all religions treat people like crap because of what they view as their faith.-—

You can find a usive people in every religion. But speaking generally, Christianity has done more good for the world than any other religion. All religions are not the same.


48 posted on 05/17/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: christx30

Your obvious conflation of Christians and Muslims without admitting it is ugly and cowardly.

Christians will tell you you are going to hell if you don’t accept Jesus as you savior. In the mean time, Jesus tells them to treat you with love and respect, and the VAST majority of Christians to just that.

Muslims are told to KILL you for not being Muslim, and turn you into a SLAVE if you convert. And they do indeed kill and enslave people all over the world for just those reasons. And they especially murder Christians.

Christians have fought and died to protect a country where you are safe to slander their very meaning of existence.

Muslims are sneaking and infiltrating to overthrow that system into Sharia, where they can openly enslave women as property, cut out their genitals, and kill anyone who speaks against them.

You do NOT “see people from all religions treating people like crap because of their faith.” What you see is Muslims telling you and your liberal friends that they are on your side. And you are so rock stupid that you believe them - and so you lie, and lie and lie for them, against the freedoms offorded to you by your own country - and call yourself clever because you think you’re invisible.

You are not invisible.

To anybody.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 9:41:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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