Sudanese apostate won’t be hanged

Sudanese apostate won’t be hanged

MOTHER-of-two Meriam Ibrahim was accused of abandoning the Islamic faith by authorities and had been sentenced to death for apostasy for marrying out of the Muslim faith. But in the face of international outrage, Ibrahim, who was forced to give birth in shackles earlier this week while in prison is now to be released.

The news comes after world leaders and the British Government united in protest at the “barbaric” sentence handed down to Meriam, 27.

Earlier this month a court ruled that Meriam was a Muslim like her father, despite even though she had been raised a Christian like her mother after her dad left the family when she was aged six.

As well as the death sentence, Meriam, who is married to a Christian, was sentenced to 100 lashes.

Raising the likelihood that she would soon be freed, Abdullahi Alazreg – an under-secretary at the Sudan foreign ministry – told the BBC that Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting her.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg had all said they were appalled at the treatment of Meriam, who gave birth to a daughter in her cell at a women’s prison in Karthoum on Tuesday.

She had appealed against her sentence, but was due to be whipped and then executed in two years after her baby was weaned.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said her incarceration was:

Utterly appalling and an abhorrent abuse of her human rights. Nobody should be ­persecuted because of the religion they practise or the person they fall in love with.

Cameron said the treatment of Meriam had “no place in today’s world”.

Mr Clegg also said her case was “abhorrent”.

Meanwhile former Defence Secretary Liam Fox said the UK should reconsider whether it was “acceptable” to give aid money:

To States which allow treatment such as that handed out to Meriam Ibrahim.

Meriam’s husband Daniel Wani, a Christian Sudanese man with US ­citizenship who lives in New Hampshire, said today he had been hopeful the appeal would succeed. He uses a wheelchair and says he:

Totally depends on her for all details of his life.

11 responses to “Sudanese apostate won’t be hanged”

  1. Club Secretary says:

    I think the Sudanese have been taking tips from the Vatican as this widely reported statement of the foreign ministry has been denied by other Sudanese sources.

  2. Agent Cormac says:

    Earlier this month a court ruled that Meriam was a Muslim like her father, despite even though she had been raised a Christian like her mother after her dad left the family when she was aged six.

    If ever you needed proof that people don’t follow a particular brand of religion because it is the inerrant truth, but rather because they’re brainwashed as a child, there it is in black and white.

  3. bear47 says:

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ll say this again, her entire case just proves once again that organized religion is THE worst human invention ever.
    I find it quite interesting how these supposedly “tolerant” and “peaceful” religions are so goddamn paranoid at having even one of its many members leave their “flock”. IF these religions were so great, nobody would even think of leaving them. As many people DO think of and in some cases, actually DO leave them, they must not be as great as they claim to be.
    She should never have been arrested nor charged with any crime at all. Religion is criminal. I try to be tolerant of others and their beliefs, but these religious clowns are really pushing things beyond my tolerance.

  4. barriejohn says:

    A mother of two has been found stabbed and decapitated, with both arms broken, in her London home. Her husband has been charged with her murder. His name? Naveed Ahmed. Probably not a Muslim though

  5. mikespeir says:

    See? And we were all saying they would never make it to the 18th century.

  6. Paul Cook says:

    Isn’t it interesting that the all wonderful, omnipresent, omnipotent unbelievable allah can’t sort this woman out ‘him/it/her- self’, and has cowards too moronic to think to ‘do it ? And in the name of ‘law or ‘he/it/she’?

    Of all religions which tragically behave like this, and they all seem to, I often wonder how such an omnipresent, omnipotent being, the creator of all these clowns, is so weak, so cowardly, so ineffective, so utterly pathetic and so cowardly useless, as to ‘have’ these scum do such a thing.

    I don’t believe she will be released.

  7. Paul Cook says:


    Trying to cheer myself and others up.

    I located this song.

  8. Agent Cormac says:

    Absolutely brilliant – well found, Mr Cook!

  9. Newspaniard says:

    This woman is lucky, think of all those who go silently to their deaths without international intervention. Islam may have 1.2 billion adherents but numbers doesn’t make it any less of a death cult.

  10. Brian Joran says:

    Her lawyer is now saying that the Forgein Ministry got it wrong – only the courts can release her and it may not happen. So your dire prediction may well be right, Paul Cook

    PS: I’m still me, despite Disqus’s eating part of my name!!
    Brian Jordan

  11. remigius says:

    Have no fear, Stephen ‘Birdshit’ Green and his sorry bunch of deluded halfwits are going to witness outside the Sudanese embassy this Friday.

    That should do it!