By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Dr. Meriam Ibrahim is a Sudanese Christian married to an American citizen. She was convicted in an Islamic Sharia Court in Sudan for being an Apostate – one who converts from Islam to Christianity (or any other religion). Miriam could have been set free if she renounced her belief in Jesus Christ and converted to Islam but she refused and was sentenced to death.
WND.com reported that Islam analyst Pamela Geller said the Obama White House’s silence on the Ibrahim issue is no surprise.
“Obama won’t touch this. He never speaks out about anything that might reflect negatively on Islam,” she said. “Everything that is happening to her is in accord with Islamic law, and so the International Criminal Court won’t touch it either: to do so would be tantamount to criminalizing Shariah.”
But a petition has been started to force a response from the White House but only if 100,000 signatures are gathered in one month’s time.
UPDATE June 8, 2014
A petition was created on May 28th on the White House web site to urge Barack Hussein Obama to intercede on the behalf of Sudanese Christian Miriam Ibrahim. 100,000 signatures are required within one month’s time to get a response. The signature as of today at 9:28 AM June 8th are:
Total signatures on this petition
Signatures needed by June 27, 2014 to reach goal of 100,000
If you are a U.S. resident I urge you to go to this web site and sign the petition.
we petition the obama administration to:
Act in the case of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan and her baby and toddler in prison.
We strongly urge the administration to take action in the case of Dr. Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who with her toddler and newborn baby (who pending the proper documentation are American citizens) is languishing inside a prison in Khartoum. While Meriam awaits execution for the “crime” of converting to Christianity, her children are forced to be at her side in a prison that a 2008 U.N. document reported as having an infant mortality rate of one per day in the summer. No innocent child should be in this situation. We urge you to pressure the Sudanese government to release Meriam and her children so she can escape execution and possible death of her children and be rejoined with her husband in the U.S. Please grant her expedited safe haven in the U.S., where she could seek asylum.
Created: May 28, 2014