Originally appeared on The Olive Branch Report
My Commentary: Please don’t get me wrong, this is my country and I’m not into bashing it. Yet when I see such overtly blatant irresponsibility on the part of Obama and his toadies it literally sickens me.
Meriam Ibrahim was convicted of “apostasy”, because she refuses to recant her faith in Christ, sentence: death. She was also given 100 lashes (over double what the worst offenders in the Roman Empire were given) for the heinous crime of having sexual relations with her own husband! She is also pregnant and is now in prison. The Muslims want to make an example of her.
Here is where the U.S. comes into play. Her Husband Daniel had previously tried to get a visa for her (he is a U.S. citizen) which was of course tied up in red tape. The British and Canadian governments among others have met with Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyer, the U.S. has not. The U.S. government should be right at the forefront of this matter and have done little to nothing, no surprise as this is the same government that wasted a prime opportunity to help Pastor Saeed. Even setting aside this couple’s Christian faith, she is pregnant and her husband is an American citizen. How dare ANY country allow the beating of a pregnant woman for any reason. This vile reprehensible behavior ought to be addressed by the U.S. immediately – not to mention any other country that values the decent and respectable treatment of women.
Once again Mr Obama you have shown your uncaring neglect of someone in need that this country is capable of helping, you really ought to be ashamed of yourself. Mr President you would be doing this country a favor by resigning the Presidency as your actions (throughout your presidency) have brought dishonor on this great country.
The Obama administration and many in Congress lead this country according to their own agendas, the gathering of wealth and power. Leaders should lead for the benefit of this country, not themselves.
Make sure to watch the video interview, it’s an eye opener.
Greg Publisher of TOBR
KHARTOUM, Sudan – Protesters gathered outside a court in Sudan’s capital after a 26-year-old pregnant woman was sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith.
Meriam Ibrahim was convicted of “apostasy” on Sunday and given four days to repent and escape death, according to her lawyer. Ibrahim was born a Muslim but married a Christian man.
According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the court ruled that Meriam left Islam when she married a Christian man.
Who is Meriam…? Tina Ramirez, founder of Hardwired, a human rights organization, offers more insight into her life and sentencing, on Christian World News on May 16.
The court also ordered that Ibrahim be given 100 lashes for committing “zena” – Arabic for illegitimate sex – for having sexual relations with her husband, Daniel Wani, a Christian from southern Sudan who has U.S. citizenship.
The prosecutor’s spokesman, Ahmad Hassan, said the couple was “given ample time to prove their innocence, but I believe in upholding our traditions and customs as Sudanese.”
But political activist Amal Habany said, “The court has no appearance of justice or respect for freedom of choice in ones beliefs, personally and individually.”
Tina Ramirez of the human rights group Hardwired said the U.S. government has not been helpful in this case.
“There’s a huge failure on behalf of the United States. The husband, Daniel, had even tried to get a visa for his wife and child to come to the U.S. prior to this,” Ramirez said. “And there were many complications and it still hasn’t been processed.”
If there is any good news, it is that there is still time to save Meriam’s life.
“There will be an appeal and that could take years,” Ramirez said. “They won’t put her to death while she is pregnant or weaning the child so it could take a couple of years before the sentence is carried out anyway.”
There have been a number of cases over the years of Sudanese convicted of apostasy, but they all escaped the death sentences by recanting their faith.
The woman’s lawyer called the conviction legally flawed since the judge refused to hear key defense witnesses, and he accused the court of ignoring constitutional provisions for freedom of worship and equality among citizens.
As in many Muslim nations, Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, while Muslim men can marry outside their faith.
By law, children must follow their father’s religion. Ibrahim’s father was Muslim but her mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia.
SOURCE: CBN News
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
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