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Confirmed: American's Pregnant Wife Faces Sudan Death Penalty for Not Renouncing Christian Faith

(UPDATED) Convicted of adultery and apostasy, Sudanese doctor will give birth to her second child this month.

   Update (May 15): Given until today to recant her faith by a Sudanese court, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim instead declared she remained a Christian at today's hearing. The judge at the Public Order Court in El Haj Yousif Khartoum then confirmed her sentence of 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for apostasy.

   "I am a Christian, and I have never been a Muslim," Ibrahim told the judge after a Muslim scholar spent 40 minutes persuading her to recant, reports Morning Star News, which first broke the news of Ibrahim's case. In response, the judge told her, "The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead."

   However, the sentence is to be carried out two years after her second child's birth later this month, not shortly after the birth as previously reported.

   Christian Solidarity Worldwide confirmed the death sentence in the case drawing international attention, calling the ruling a "violation of the Sudanese Constitution and of international conventions to which Sudan is party."

   Middle East Concern reports that Ibrahim's lawyer is appealing the ruling. Ibrahim's husband was also not permitted to witness the hearing, and has been denied visitation rights to see his wife and son while they are detained in prison.

   Ahead of today's hearing, Amnesty International condemned Ibrahim's death sentence and called for her immediate release. According to Manar Idriss, Amnesty International's Sudan researcher:

      The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is abhorrent and should never be even considered. 'Adultery' and 'apostasy' ...Continue reading...

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Reminds me of

1. Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.


2. Deuteronomy 17:15 be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.

3. Luke 20:25 He said to them, "Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."

In as much as you submit to the authorities until they crossover Gods boundaries

4. Psalm 104:9; Proverbs 8:29;

5. Psalm 82:6 "I said, 'You are "gods";

6. Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder.

Overstepping boundaries results in group Judgement

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In news today, she has given birth to a little girl.  She also has her 20 month old child with her in prison.  When she is adequately 'over' the birth, she will get 100 lashings.  She gets to nurse the new baby for 2 years, before the death penalty will be carried out.  So that gives 2 years for this to turn around, if indeed it can be.

You would think 'reasonably' that it would be taken into account, she was raised by her mother as an Orthodox Christian, and that the Father was really absent, if he had carried out his duties as a Muslim, then she would have grown up a Muslim, but instead knowingly left her to be raised a Christian.  Not that I am trying to justify anything, but it isn't like she has 'converted' even.

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Thought would post an update re this, here is a link to the website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27979782

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The outcry generated by Meriam Ibrahim's case was difficult for the authorities to ignore.

The government in Khartoum is already dealing with an economic crisis, and conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. It simply does not need further ill-feeling - and it is worth pointing out that many of the most vocal opponents of the conviction were Sudanese, not foreigners.

Divine justice coupled with the local and worldwide outcry if you ask me :D
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27979782

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Sadly she has been rearrested along with her husband and children at the airport...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27998881
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27998881

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Anddd now happy again to give update if you don't know, been rereleased...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27998881

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A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been released again after being briefly detained with her family at Khartoum airport.

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced in May to hang for renouncing Islam, sparking widespread outrage at home and abroad.

About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim - along with her husband, Daniel Wani and two children - at the airport, the sources said.

But Sudan has told the US that she and her family have now been released.

"They were temporarily detained for several hours over questions related to their documents," Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the US state department, told journalists.

Sudan's government had assured the US that Mrs Ibrahim and her family were safe, Ms Harf added.

She said the US is working with Sudan to ensure their safe passage out of the country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27998881

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thanks for posting this up date.  I knew she had been released and re-arrested, but I did not know she had been released again.

Praise God for He is to be Praised


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