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‘Freed’ Sudanese Christian Woman ‘Apostate’ Rearrested

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Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman whom an Appeals Court freed yesterday, has just been re-arrested at the airport trying to leave Khartoum. She is now in more danger than ever before.

Here’s why.

A man, Al-Samani Al-Hadi, has come forward who claims to be her brother. Meriam denies that he is. Nevertheless, he is claiming that his Islamic family honor has been “tarnished,” that he seeks “retribution,” that “Christians (have) tarnished his Islamic family’s honor through the case.”

It seems that Ibrahim’s presumed family, perhaps only her father’s side (a father who abandoned Meriam and her Christian mother when Meriam was very young), may have been the ones who initially filed a criminal complaint claiming they were “shocked” when they discovered that Meriam had married a Christian.

If this CNN report is true, then outraged family honor is precisely what led to Meriam’s arrest.

Here is her situation: Either the Islamic state, which views marriage to a Christian illegal and “conversion” to Christianity a capital crime, will legally murder her–or her presumed family will do so.

Leaving Islam — becoming an apostate — is a capital crime under Shari’a law. Any Muslim has the right to kill an apostate on sight.

Her so-called “family” claims that the law has not “upheld their rights.” Her “brother,” a man named Al-Samani Al-Hadi had this to say: “This is now an issue of honor. The Christians have tarnished our honor, and we will know how to avenge it.”

Secretary of State John Kerry: Are you listening? President Obama: Please send Air Force One to rescue this endangered woman and her family.

Originally published at Breitbart.com

About the Author: Dr. Phyllis Chesler is a professor emerita of psychology, a Middle East Forum fellow, and the author of fifteen books including “Women and Madness” (1972), “The New Anti-Semitism” (2003), and her latest, “An American Bride in Kabul” (2013), for which she won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of memoirs. Her articles are archived at www.phyllis-chesler.com


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8 Responses to “‘Freed’ Sudanese Christian Woman ‘Apostate’ Rearrested”

  1. Ahava Araya says:

    I just heard from another source that she has been freed again. Don’t know what to believe.

  2. Jacob Maslow says:

    She was held at the airport due to issues with her documents and was eventually released.

  3. Maria Patti says:

    When will we know the facts? This is horrible! I will be praying for her.

  4. Micah Webb says:

    I hope that is true. Do you know the source?

  5. Micah Webb says:

    I am irritated. It should not matter. She is free, and now, they are trumping up charges to get her again.

  6. No Doubt we will hear and see more of all this – hopefully not when your all protesting in the streets of Australia with no thought about what happened to Australias Aboriginals – If you would like an insight about what happened to Australias Aboriginals even up to the same time as the Jewish Holocaust go to my wall or add me – oh thats right its all about The Muslims and the Jews again

  7. Leslie Smith says:

    Trying to prevent a family from being murdered by jihadist fanatics has no bearing on what happened in the past it’s a separate issue. Don’t use the past as an excuse not to help this family

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