I had a nasty feeling the good news about the imminent release of Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim by the Islamofascist regime in Sudan might not hold up. Sure enough, CNN reports today that what passes for a “government” in Sudan is backtracking, and Ms. Ibrahim – the wife of a U.S. citizen, who just gave birth while shackled in a filthy dungeon cell – is still scheduled to die for refusing to renounce Christianity, once she’s been given a little time to nurse her newborn daughter:
Sudan’s foreign ministry denied published reports that a woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith is expected to be released.
Foreign ministry spokesman Abubakar Al-Sidiq said that he is not aware of any plans to release Mariam Yahya Ibrahim before a ruling from an appeals court.
Ibrahim was condemned to die by hanging after she declined to profess she is a Muslim, the religion of her father. Sharia law considers her a Muslim and does not recognize her marriage to a Christian. She is unlikely to change her mind despite giving birth in prison, says her husband Daniel Wani, who also is a Christian.
Some Western media outlets have reported that Ibrahim would be released in a few days, but her husband said that only the appeals court could free his wife.
“I’m not aware that any release is imminent,” Wani told CNN.
The “judiciary” charged with interpreting sharia “law” could still decide to throw out the charges, which were brought by some sketchy individuals who popped up to claim that Meriam – a lifelong Christian, raised by her Ethiopian Orthodox mom after her Muslim father took a powder when she was six years old – was actually Muslim by birth, and was therefore committing adultery by marrying a Christian man, American citizen Daniel Wani. Since sharia “law” as interpreted in Sudan says Muslim women can’t marry Christian men, Meriam and Daniel’s children are “proof” of “adultery,” so she’ signed up for a hundred lashes right before they hang her for apostasy. While she waits for a final answer from her barbaric captors, Meriam is chained up in a squalid hellhole dungeon, where her wheelchair-bound husband (who suffers from muscular dystrophy) is rarely allowed to visit with her, or the twenty-month old son she was imprisoned with.
She’s a woman of remarkable courage, worth ten thousand of the degenerates holding her captive:
Despite languishing in prison with two infants, she’s holding firm to her beliefs, according to her husband.
“There is pressure on her from Muslim religious leaders that she should return to the faith,” Wani told CNN in a TV exclusive. “She said, ‘How can I return when I never was a Muslim? Yes, my father was a Muslim, but I was brought up by my mother.’ “
Wani said his wife is a practicing Christian, more so than him, and even had their son baptized.
“I know my wife. She’s committed,” he said. “Even last week, they brought in sheikhs and she told them, ‘I’m pretty sure I’m not going to change my mind.’ “
President Obama, who appears serenely untroubled by all of this, recently bloviated to West Point cadets about how “American exceptionalism” – which he now says he believes in with every “fiber of his being” – means we’re exceptionally good at following international law and doing what trans-national bodies tell us to do. Is he going to make a fetish of that and let this woman rot in prison without saying a word? What good is exceptional fealty to international law, when you’re up against people willing to torture and execute a woman because she won’t accept the religion they’ve chosen for her? What good is the “international order” when anyone on Earth thinks they can get away with perpetrating such an atrocity on the wife of a U.S. citizen?
You know who else I’d like to hear from on the Meriam Ibrahim situation? Moderate Muslims. We’re constantly told there are oceans of them in every civilized country. This would be a great time for them to speak up, in a deafening and unified voice, and make it clear no one on Earth should be tortured or executed for “apostasy,” or chained up in a dirty cell with her children while her fate on such charges is decided. Aren’t these Sudanese creeps “hijacking” the great religion of Islam, and shouldn’t moderate Muslims around the world be blind with fury over it?
In the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations didn’t exactly rush to the battlements on Meriam Ibrahim’s behalf, but when CNS news asked spokesman Ibrahim Hooper about it, he was willing to say that “of course she should be immediately released,” if apostasy is the only charge they have against her. What does he mean, “if?”
Why is the American government shuffling its feet and looking, at most, annoyed by this story? Where are the hashtags? What happened to the “War on Women?” Where’s the Western feminist community on this?
Remember when President Obama was peddling his B.S. about a “video protest” in Benghazi, and he told the United Nations, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam?” Well, these clowns in Sudan are slandering the prophet of Islam all over the place – the CAIR guy even made a point of telling CNS News that Mohammed himself was okay with people converting out of Islam, and “the Koran states quite clearly there is no compulsion in religion.” If the “world community” – across the political spectrum in every country – can’t come together and speak with one voice on behalf of Meriam Ibrahim, then what use is it?