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Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman
Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz; hashtag; ibrahim; islam; meriamibrahim; priorities; really; seriously; sudan; tedcruz
What about Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine held in Mexico for more than two months after mistakenly crossing the border after making a wrong turn?

What's Obama doing about him? I thought we don't leave our soldiers behind?

1 posted on 06/13/2014 9:00:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

bump!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 06/13/2014 9:03:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 9:05:03 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind

CRUZ CONTROL IN ACTION.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank goodness we have one politician who will stand up for what is right.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 9:07:32 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SeekAndFind
If she wore a black burlap sack Osama would start his own hashtag campaign for her.But she's Christian so she's fresh out of luck.
8 posted on 06/13/2014 9:15:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: RWGinger

U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona

I count two. Pathetic really, they should all be out there!


9 posted on 06/13/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: SeekAndFind

A real man.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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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?


12 posted on 06/13/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

Nobody should be loading anything into or out of Sudan until all such persecution of Christians stops.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: pepsionice
We don’t have any Mexican Muslim radicals that we hold in Gitmo to swap in this case.

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.

14 posted on 06/13/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:21:21 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: austinaero

WHERE are the Femi-Nazis?????

HYPOCRITS!!!! LYING HYPOCRITS!!!!


16 posted on 06/13/2014 10:24:03 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Mountain Mary; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:03:26 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; SeekAndFind
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.

You know, you are reliably show up on Ted Cruz to post snarky posts, which makes me very suspicious of you and your conservative motives.
18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:04:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SeekAndFind

FINALLY people are speaking out about this poor woman’s plight. God bless her!


19 posted on 06/13/2014 6:16:11 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SeekAndFind

Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter should be the new posters of women’s choice - of how they will live.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 7:36:51 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Gay State Conservative

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?


21 posted on 06/14/2014 7:13:45 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:33:49 AM PDT by csivils
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To: SeekAndFind
Sheesh!

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?

23 posted on 06/14/2014 11:49:36 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"Cruz seems to show up in front of cameras more often than Chucky Schumer and John McCain which makes me very suspicous of him and his motives"

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.

(NSA-Sarcasm Alert!)

24 posted on 06/14/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 6:25:18 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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