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Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan 'to free' death row woman
BBC ^ | May 31, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 05/31/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT by Islander7

Sudanese authorities are to free a woman who was sentenced to death for having abandoned the Islamic faith, a foreign ministry official says.

Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days' time, the official said.

Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; meriamibrahim; muslim; religionofpieces; sudan; terror
Ms Ibrahim, 27, was brought up as an Orthodox Christian, but a Sudanese judge ruled earlier this month that she should be regarded as Muslim because that had been her father's faith.

She refused to renounce her Christianity and was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy.

1 posted on 05/31/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Well, that’s a relief. I think there was so much outcry about this that even the Obama regime (which essentially supports the Sudan through foreign aid) couldn’t ignore it and probably told Sudan to let her go. Her husband and child are American citizens, btw.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 10:20:14 AM PDT by livius
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To: Islander7

More good news today! Thanks.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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4 posted on 05/31/2014 10:21:46 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Islander7

PRAISE the Lord! He has answered many prayers and glorified Himself. She had just given birth to a little baby girl in that wretched prison. Prayers continue!


5 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:16 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Islander7

So, she’ll be free, but is she going to live in Sudan?

If so, that does not make her “free”. What’s to stop any Islamist out there (of which there are many) from killing her after she gets out of jail?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Islander7

GREAT NEWS!!!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent question.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 10:28:05 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Islander7
She needs to leave Sudan


9 posted on 05/31/2014 10:31:28 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

And certainly no praise or thanks goes to Obama who apparently did NOTHING for this woman.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 10:32:06 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
And certainly no praise or thanks goes to Obama who apparently did NOTHING for this woman.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. But all Praise clearly goes to the LORD. Maybe He sent nightmares in the right places and got people to do the right thing.
Prayers that she and her baby get out of Dodge post haste.

11 posted on 05/31/2014 11:06:21 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oddly enough, it occurred to me that what Sudan could do is free the woman, and then order her ‘deported’ to the United States, never allowed to return to Sudan.

The equivalent of “Don’t throw me in the briar patch”.

And that wouldn’t surprise me to see that happen.

Certainly though, very good news.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 11:08:58 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Islander7

Praise the Lord!


13 posted on 05/31/2014 11:27:59 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: livius

It’s a pity we couldn’t have traded Obama for her.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 11:28:25 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Islander7

If this is true I pray God’s protection on her, children and husband as I read once somewhere that if she was freed she might not make it out safely. Hope that was not true.
God be with them..........and maybe our military should also be there


15 posted on 05/31/2014 11:41:01 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Islander7

Will she keep her children and be allowed to bring them up in her faith?


16 posted on 05/31/2014 11:55:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: vladimir998

Exactly. It would go against his character.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 12:00:07 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Islander7

Praise the Lord. This is a wonderful answer to prayer!!!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 12:02:24 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: vladimir998

Mark Steyn has been pounding hard about this for the last two weeks. I think HE is more responsible for getting this woman free than anyone else.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 12:15:09 PM PDT by PeteyBoy (Better a TEApartier than a teabagger be.)
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To: darkwing104

this is all very confusing. I read that her husband lives in New Hampshire, so why is she even there in the first place? I missed that part of the story. No matter what, I hope she can get out of there and rejoin her husband in America.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 12:52:20 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: PeteyBoy
Maybe some really, really angry calls to HOR reps and US Senators put the pressure on. Other angry topics...arming the terrorists the gov likes the best in Syria, and not doing something (it wouldn't take much) to get that soldier out of the Mexican jail.

I get the feeling that behind the scenes the DC crowd is as fed up as we are.

21 posted on 05/31/2014 12:59:09 PM PDT by grania
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To: darkwing104

bttt


22 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Islander7

Sounds like the British are the ones that put pressure on Sudan.

“The UK Foreign Office this week said that it would push for Ms Ibrahim to be released on humanitarian grounds.”

I just hope they release her and her two children soon.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: SeekAndFind

“So, she’ll be free, but is she going to live in Sudan?”

I think her husband is already here in the US, so I hope she can come here.

If we can find room for our president’s illegal aunt & uncle (RIP Auntie Z.) we can squeeze this woman and her baby in too.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 1:52:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Islander7

Thank You, God, for answering our prayers!


25 posted on 05/31/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT by Faith
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According to those who organized a petition signing,

"This week Meriam gave birth to a baby girl. But disturbing news quickly followed. According to Meriam's husband, Sudanese prison officials left her legs shackled as she was giving birth. The government does not plan to allow the child's father (Meriam's husband) to see her much. The child will be imprisoned with Meriam, and Meriam's 20 month old son."

Let's keep the prayers going, ping!

26 posted on 05/31/2014 3:10:26 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: Islander7

Praying this is true.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:05:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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> Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.

Since she was put on trial, that’s obviously a baldfaced lie.

Thanks Islander7.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 2:51:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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