Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman
Posted on 06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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 assaults on religious liberty across the globe and Christians in particular are being persecuted across the globe," said Cruz, who called the Ibrahim episode "startling."
"We need far more leadership speaking out for religious liberty of everyone. And especially for Christians who are being targeted."
Cruz also told CP that he felt the pending death sentence for Ibrahim was "not an issue on which there should be any partisan divide."
"The reason this rally and protest is outside the White House is President Obama has to date failed to provide leadership on Meriam Ibrahim," said Cruz.
"And we are calling him, urging him, as citizens, 'stand up and defend American citizens, stand up and defend religious liberty.' There is no voice in the world that can have the impact that the president of the United States can have."
While imprisoned, the pregnant Ibrahim gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Maya. Reportedly the delivery involved her being in leg-irons with her 20-month old Martin in attendance.
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What's Obama doing about him? I thought we don't leave our soldiers behind?
We don’t have any Mexican Muslim radicals that we hold in Gitmo to swap in this case. If we did....they’d hustle up forty...charter a bus from Gitmo and deliver them to Mexico City tomorrow. Maybe we could offer up a New York Yankees reliever for the Mexico City baseball club, and seven wrestlers from WWE.
CRUZ CONTROL IN ACTION.
Thank goodness we have one politician who will stand up for what is right.
U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona
I count two. Pathetic really, they should all be out there!
God bless Ted Cruz and Trent Franks. As far as I am aware neither Barack Obama nor John Kerry have said one word about this woman’s situation.
While the Senate has passed a nice symbolic resolution calling for Ibrahim’s release there is more that could be done. A resolution should immediately be passed declaring Meriam to be a citizen of the United States and confirming that her children are US citizens. It should also be made clear that all foreign aid from us paid to Sudan, either directly or through the UN will be permanently cut off unless this woman and her children are immediately released.
I’m sure we could spare a drone or two to kill all concerned if these savages harm one hair on her head.
A real man.
Not one Dem (party of women) representative was there? How can that be? I thought the Dems were champions of all women who are downtrodden....? WTH?
Nobody should be loading anything into or out of Sudan until all such persecution of Christians stops.
I have a very high degree of confidence that, if the Marines were deployed along the US/Mexican border with orders to "repel invaders", and that any armed invader was to be shot on sight, that our Marine would be delivered in a stretch limo directly to his home.
Cruz seems to show up in front of cameras more often than Chucky Schumer and John Mc Cain which makes me very suspicious of him and his motives.
WHERE are the Femi-Nazis?????
HYPOCRITS!!!! LYING HYPOCRITS!!!!
FINALLY people are speaking out about this poor woman’s plight. God bless her!
Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter should be the new posters of women’s choice - of how they will live.
You would think muslims in America would show up at these demonstrations in support of her. Why are they not petitioning her muslim captors to release her in the name of the religious freedom they have here? Is it because they also plan to persecute Christians if they take over our country?
Great job calling out the troll!
Cruz is talking about the situation the woman faces, the lack of white house leadership and what should be done. Notably missing from that list is anything about “me, myself and I”. If what I am saying isn’t clear, turn into Rush’s show and count in seconds before you hear one of those three words. Rush is great, but he is a self promoter. Cruz is out there fighting for the plight of the lady, not his own spotlight.
The snarky comment you rebuked was totally off target.
Don't they know 0bama has better things to think of this weekend? After all, he is paying golf and attending fundraisers for Father's Day.
Why should he care about this little bothersome irritation?
Yah, what's wrong with him-attempting to save the life of a woman , her small child, and newborn baby as they are being held in a brutal prison-And she is sentenced to 100 lashes, then is to be hung by the neck until she's dead-All because she's Christian-He should just ignore her plight, like all the other stalwart "defenders of women" are -The nerve of the man, trying to call attention to this.
Here's a hash tag for you ORAG:
#GO AWAY TROLL.
Barry has ignored Sudan’s atrocities for years. Not sure if it’s because the regime is Islamic or because Franklin Graham is involved with South Sudan or some other petty reason. Whatever the reason, Barry has given the brutal regime a pass.