The PJ Tatler

Sudan Frees Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for 'Converting to Christianity'

The Daily Mail reports that Meriam Ibrahim has been freed.

A 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity in Sudan has been freed from prison after a court ordered her release.

The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison.

‘The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,’ Sudan’s SUNA news agency said. The couple’s 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter.

Ibrahim’s husband is American. She was pregnant when the court sentenced her to death for apostasy, even though she had never been a Muslim. Her father was Muslim, her mother a Christian, but the father ran out on the family when Meriam was five years old. Her mother raised her as a Christian.

She gave birth to a little girl 12 days after she was sentenced.

Ms Ibrahim’s lawyer Mohaned Mostafa said after her release she had been sent ‘to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security.’

‘Her family had been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,’ he said.

She and her family are obviously deserving of asylum. Now that the court has freed her, it will be Islam’s open season on her. If she does not leave Sudan, a male family member will kill her.

This is an important point: The threat to Ibrahim’s life is not Islamists or true terrorists. The threat to her comes from Islam itself. It’s the same threat that has driven Ayaan Hirsi Ali from Somalia all the way to the United States.

Granting Mrs. Ibrahim asylum forces the Obama administration to admit that all is not well with Islam and its anti-gay partners, the Muslim Brotherhood. So…