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Where is Michelle Obama’s Hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim? She’s Pregnant and Sentenced to Die
Life News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/23/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT by NYer

Michelle Obama did a great job at raising awareness of the hundreds of girls kidnapped by terrorists in Africa. She lent credibility and awareness to #BringOutGirlsBack – the twitter hashtag devoted to making the world be informed about their terrible plight.

But where is Michelle Obama on another human rights victim — someone of interest to pro-life advocates and Christians around the world?

meriam

The First Lady has been silent on the plight of Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for rejecting Islam who is being shackled by Sudanese officials despite the fact she is eight-months pregnant. The Islamic court is waiting until Meriam Ibrahim, 26, gives birth before carrying out the sentence but she is reportedly held in chains until then.

SIGN THE PETITION! Save Meriam Ibrahim, Don’t Hang her to Death for Her Faith

Writing at The Federalist, Leslie Loftis takes Obama to task for her silence when it comes to Meriam.

It is easy to ignore the religious motivation for the girls’ kidnapping under the horrible drama of the actual event. But Meriam is in shackles in Sudan because she is a Christian. A Sudanese court has found her guilty of 1) adultery, for having sex with her husband—she is married to a Christian but since her absent father was Muslim, the court considers her a Muslim and therefore does not recognize the union, and 2) apostasy, refusal to renounce her Christian faith. For the adultery, she received a sentence of 100 lashes, stayed until she gives birth sometime in early June.

For the apostasy, she was sentenced to death, stayed until her baby turns two. (That turns the breast-is-best wars on it’s head. Breastfeeding is important enough to stay the execution, but the mother/child relationship is not enough for mercy? Ponder the attitudes toward women packed in that delay; they are plenty, but still not enough to overshadow the religious nature of this injustice.) And the reason her toddler is in the cell with her, the court also considers him Muslim based upon his maternal grandfather, therefore his Christian father is an unacceptable caregiver.

For Christian persecution, the US State Department, even at the behest of New Hampshire’s Senators, can hardly even muster a delayed and infamous-as-it-is-ineffective “sternly worded letter.” There is comparatively little press coverage. Not even a hashtag campaign.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hashtag; hashtagdiplomacy; islam

1 posted on 05/23/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

FYI ping!


2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: OpusatFR

Re your comment on the UN thread ... ping!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 3:02:29 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Her 18-month old is with her in jail!?!?!

No hashtag for you, Meriam because you’re an evil Christian.

And don’t you (this regime) lecture me about prejudices.....


4 posted on 05/23/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by azishot
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To: NYer

#lardassdontcare


5 posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:47 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NYer

But is she black? If not, forget it.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 3:28:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NYer

#BringOurMarineHome

#GoTOHellMichelle


7 posted on 05/23/2014 3:29:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: NYer

#punishedwithababy


8 posted on 05/23/2014 3:35:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: beethovenfan

As a matter of fact, she is, and they’re forgetting it anyway.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 3:36:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: NYer


10 posted on 05/23/2014 3:46:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: NYer

Apparently, Hashtag Diplomacy is superior to Cowboy Diplomacy...


11 posted on 05/23/2014 3:56:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (For the "Smartest Guy on the Planet", Obama don't know $#it from Shinseki.)
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To: NYer

Because Christianity is not on her to do list.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:04:58 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: NYer

Mooch is passing out candies in delight that a Christian has been sentenced to die. If it were a muzzie however......


13 posted on 05/23/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NYer
#Iain'ttryingtohelpnodamnprolifemofos

(Snaps fingers and shakes head)

14 posted on 05/23/2014 4:46:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Busko
Because Christianity is not on her to do list.

You are correct sir. The mooch has a priority list, and Christians are not on it. Muzzies come first in her book.

15 posted on 05/23/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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