UPDATE: The judge has now ordered that Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag be hanged. It was previously reported that she was to be flogged.
Twenty-seven year old Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag is eight months pregnant and has just been sentenced by a Sudanese court to be flogged to death, after being found guilty of apostasy and adultery because she married a Christian man. In Muslim countries, marriages are determined to be void, if Muslim women engage in such things.
According to Reuters, the final ruling was handed down Thursday.
"The verdict is contrary to commitments Sudan has made in its own Constitution and commitments made under regional and international law; Meriam has been convicted solely on account of her religious convictions and personal status," said Katherine Perks with the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies.
"The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion, is abhorrent and should never be even considered," Manar Idriss, Amnesty International's Sudan researcher, said in a statement.
The Daily Mail reports:
On February 7, 2014, Meriam was arrested, with her 20-month-old son, and put in a women's prison. She had not been charged nor did she receive a fair trial.
A relative had turned her in to the police for marrying a Christian. According to the Sudan's Public Order Criminal Code.
Meriam is a Muslim by default because she was born in Sudan.
Thus, her marriage to a Christian is a criminal act.
On March 4th, Meriam was charged with adultery and apostasy.
The adultery charge came with a punishment of 100 lashes.
The apostasy charge came with a punishment of death. As it stands, Meriam will be put to death following the birth of her second child.
That isn't all. Daniel, Mariam's husband, will not be allowed to care for their child that is to be born nor will he be able to care for two-year-old Martin, who is in prison with his mother, simply because he is a Christian.
A young group of Sudanese university students have protested publicly near Khartoum University calling for an end to these kinds of atrocities.
Sudan Change Now Movement, one of these youth groups, issued a statement saying, "The details of this case expose the regime's blatant interference in the personal life of Sudanese citizens."
The protests resulted in the closing of the university indefinitely on Sunday by authorities. Western embassies and activists condemned the move.
Aljazeera reported, "'We call upon the government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion, including one's right to change one's faith or beliefs,' the embassies of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands said in a joint statement."
"The embassies urged Sudanese legal authorities 'to approach Ms. Mariam's case with justice and compassion that is in keeping with the values of the Sudanese people,'" the reported stated.
In case you are wondering, this is what Shariah looks like. It perverts law and often times turns the law abiding person into a criminal. Even Sudan's information minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, stated that this is what Islamic countries adhere to.
"It's not only Sudan. In Saudi Arabia, in all the Muslim countries, it is not allowed at all for a Muslim to change his religion," he told the AFP news agency.
Osman is telling the truth. Other accounts of how women are treated in Islamic countries like this are incredibly unjust. Here are a couple of instances that took place in The United Arab Emirates (UAE) country of Dubai:
- Australian Alicia Gali was gang raped by three Islamists in Dubai – Sentenced to a filthy jail for eight months for "illicit sex outside of marriage.
- Marte Deborah Dalelven, a 25 year old Norwegian woman was also knocked out and gang raped by several Islamists and she got 13 months in jail!
So in Islam, a woman that is raped is considered nothing more than a common whore and treated worse than a whore. Yes, this is Shariah. This is what Obama and his advisors want to bring to America my friends.
There was one bright story, I shared last year. A US Navy Sailor named M.J. (a female) faced an attempted rape by an Islamist with a knife in Dubai. Shariah was unable to get to her because she beat her attacker senseless before fleeing back to her ship.
These are only snippets which the vile nature of Islam produces. Yet, daily I get ridiculous emails, such as the one I received yesterday via Facebook from a woman in Australia with her head in the sand, who I attempted to educate on Islam. Her response was to pick out Shiites and Wahabbis and claim them as the "most extreme." Yet, when I merely point out that they are the most devout, not extreme, she resorts to ad hom, calling me small minded and blaming my environment and my upbringing, but never addressing the text of the Koran or the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Yep, people like this woman will not believe the truth about Islam until the teeth of the jihadist's blade is roughly sawing their heads off (unless they decide to submit first).
Keep that woman's comments in your head when you consider that Shi'as make up only 20% of the UAE's native population.
I'm sure Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag and her beloved husband and children would be quick to tell her just how wrong she is….dead wrong.
UPDATE: Emily Clarke has posted a petition that has already exceeded the necessary signatures calling for an end to this injustice by the Sudanese government. Please consider adding your name to the petition.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.