Reuters reported on Thursday:
A Sudanese court has sentenced a 27-year-old woman to death for converting to Christianity, judicial sources said.However, the Reuters report that refers to the woman's "newly adopted Christian faith", is incorrect. PJ Media reported on Wednesday that the woman's Muslim father abandoned the family when she was 6 years old, leaving her to be raised by her Orthodox Christian mother. Hence, Christianity was not her "newly adopted" faith, but rather her lifelong religion. In any case, Mrs. Ibrahim has been sentenced to death, and apparently, according to the following PJ Media report, the Obama administration couldn't care less.
Mariam Yahya Ibrahim had been ordered to abandon her newly adopted Christian faith and return to Islam. She had also been charged with adultery for marrying a Christian man.
Judge Abbas al Khalifa asked Ibrahim whether she would return to Islam. After she said "I am a Christian" the death sentence was handed down, the judicial sources said.
Outside the court, about 50 people held up signs that read "Freedom of Religion", while some Islamists celebrated the ruling...
Par for the course.
From PJ Media:
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, 27, is a graduate of the school of medicine at Khartoum University and a lifelong Christian. Meriam met and married her naturalized American husband in Khartoum in 2012, and they have a 20-month old toddler son. Currently pregnant with their second child, Meriam was sentenced to death for apostasy and 100 lashes for adultery by the Public Order Court in El Haj Yousif, Khartoum, Sudan on May 11, 2014...And apparently, according to the Reuters report published on Thursday, Mrs Ibrahim missed the deadline.
A year ago, a purported relative of Ibrahim opened a case against her (and her husband) in Halat Kuku Court of Khartoum North for alleged “adultery” under article 146 of the Sudan Criminal Code because of her marriage to a Christian. Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, was accused of proselytizing a Muslim, and eventually authorities added the apostasy charge to Ibrahim herself...
Ibrahim’s Sudanese Muslim father abandoned the family when she was 6 years old, leaving her to be raised by her Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother... Three potential witnesses from Western Sudan who traveled to the hearing to validate Ibrahim’s lifelong adherence to Christianity were denied the opportunity to provide evidence. Indeed the refusal to accept such witness testimony, and denying a priori the validity of Ibrahim’s own claims, would be entirely consistent with a Sharia Court’s rejection (or dismissal) of non-Muslim testimony because infidels are deemed to be of a lower order of truthfulness...
Implying that her sentence might be annulled or reduced if she converted to Islam, the Public Order Court informed Mrs Ibrahim she had until tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, 2014 to pursue this option. Without remedial intervention—including by the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, and the U.S. State Department—the whipping and execution might be administered soon after giving birth to her second child, due next month.
PJ Media goes on to say:
How has the Obama Administration reacted to the grotesque (if Sharia-sanctioned) violation of Meriam Ibrahim’s basic human rights—including the incarceration of her 20-month old toddler son Martin, a U.S. citizen?Add Mrs. Ibrahim's 20-month old son to the list of US citizens who are languishing in captivity on foreign soil under the most frightening, horrific and inhumane conditions - a list which includes, among others, Saeed Abedini, Alan Gross, Andrew Tahmooressi, Robert Levinson etc. etc. etc.
Daniel Wani described the unconscionable indifference to his wife and family’s plight. Re-affirming what is quite evident, “My wife was never a Muslim,” Wani—a U.S. citizen—pleaded with “the government of the USA to help me.” But Wani claims that when he called the U.S. Embassy on April 9, 2014 a representative in Khartoum informed him of their lack of interest in the case.
Noting that the couple’s toddler boy, Martin, is a U.S. citizen by virtue of his father’s U.S. citizenship, Daniel Wani also declared that U.S. Embassy officials in Khartoum have not cooperated in granting the family travel papers to leave The Sudan, and further have told him he must prove he is the father with a DNA test prior to even offering any assistance!
I have tried to apply for papers to travel to the USA with my wife and child, but the American Embassy in Sudan did not help me. My son is an American citizen living in a difficult situation in prison. I will have to take a DNA sample in Khartoum, then send it to the USA for testing. I have provided wedding documents and the baby’s birth certificate, and doors were closed on [my] face.
The Obama administration State Department’s despicable behavior may mark a new nadir in our capitulation to Sharia which now includes coldly allowing a U.S. citizen toddler to be abused by Islam’s totalitarian “legal system.“
Question: If indeed, the toddler's mother, Mrs. Ibrahim, is ultimately executed, will President Obama blame it on, A) An anti-Muslim video? B) George W. Bush? C) Republican hostage-takers? D) All of the above? E) All of the above and any other excuse Obama can concoct?
Mr. President, Bring back our boys now! #Bringbackourboys - now!