CBN News is reporting today that Meriam Ibrahim has left Sudan and is currently in Italy. Mrs. Ibrahim was in prison in Sudan because she had married a Christian and was a Christian. Her father, who was not involved in her childhood, claimed that she was a Muslim and had converted to Christianity. In Sudan, that is a crime punishable by death. She was pregnant when she went to prison and was forced to give birth while in chains. She was freed because of international pressure on Sudan. Her husband is an American citizen.
The article reports:
Her release comes just one day after a congressional hearing about her plight, where religious rights advocates warned that her case is just one of many.
“For every one case of Meriam Ibrahim, there are hundreds, if not thousands of those Sudanese and others who are victims of a draconian implementation of Sharia law that creates an existence for the Sudanese under the leadership of President Bashir that is really an abomination of religious freedom,” he charged.
Perkins (Family Research Council President Tony Perkins), who also testified before the House panel, agreed, suggesting the Obama administration has dropped the ball on addressing religious persecution.
“The United States needs to show more concern about religious hostility and persecution abroad, in particular the case with Meriam Ibrahim, where I think the response of the United States has been woefully inadequate,” Perkins told lawmakers.
Under Sharia Law Mrs. Ibrahim was eligible for the death penalty. There is no religious freedom under Sharia Law.