She’s lived her whole life as an Orthodox Christian in a Muslim country, the Sudan, her charge of Apostasy is apostasy against Islam for marrying a Christian and having two children by him. She has a 20 month old in jail with her and she is currently 8 months pregnant.
“Implying that her sentence might be annulled or reduced if she converted to Islam, the Public Order Court information, Mrs Ibrahim she had until tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, 2014 to pursue this option.
As of Thursday 5/15/14, “Meriam stoically refused to forsake Christianity, her lifelong faith, and the religion of the mother who raised her. Agence France Presse (AFP) described how just prior to her sentencing, “an Islamic religious leader spoke with her in the caged dock for about 30 minutes,”— likely one last ditch effort to convince Meriam to renounce her Christian faith, and become a Muslim. But despite the possibility of having her sentenced reduced, perhaps even annulled by “accepting Islam,” Meriam refused this coercive conversion, and calmly told the presiding Sharia judge the objective truth:
I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.
In response, Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa, addressing Meriam by her father’s Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah, rendered his Sharia-based punishment sentence:
We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged.
Judge Khalifa also sentenced Meriam to 100 lashes for “adultery.” Source: PJ Media: article written by: Andrew Bostom
I came across this story in several sources:
And they all say the same thing. The story from a Christian perspective is interesting and troubling. It is weird how these stories across so many different platforms all have the same basic information and nothing more. I t reminded me of the Christian in Iran who is being held. With great fervor the “International Christian Community” at large rallied behind him and still do to get him released. I have found few details about who he (really) is, why he was there (the real answer), and why he’s not being released. It seems like they instantly become political toy things once the media catches wind of their situation. Obama is not in a rush to rescue the Christian, Saeed Abedini, from within Iran. Nor will Obama, especially not for a female, move any swifter on behalf of Meriam’s release. There was a terror attack in Kenya overnight, their day, and the recent cause with a hashtag to bring kidnapped Nigerian girls back to their homes is failing as well is more evidence of the constant turmoil taking place in Africa. Africa, specifically the ‘Horn’ of Africa, that held the old names like Kush and Phut, should give us pause. I always take note of the happenings over there even if I don’t always write about them. This young lady may be hung already as her sentence is now more than 24 hours old. I think she was very brave in what she said. I had happened to be doing a study yesterday on another brave young woman, Esther, then also looking into areas in the Bible that mention the Holy Spirit and his role. I came across this verse before pulling together this post on Meriam:
8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12:8-12
Most recent update on Saeed Abedini: Fox News
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**please don’t give me the speel about “Orthodox” are not true Christians. I’ve heard it before and this article is not to debate doctrinal lines but to relay news that is happening in our world. “Christians” are being attacked in many nations and I believe it is going to reach the shores of the US one day. It would behoove you to pay attention to these stories now rather than shove one’s pretentious nose in the air and disregard human life because they’re not of your particular ism, doxy, ite, ist, ed, er, etc..