Saturday, May 31, 2014
Sudan mother and kids taken off death row for marrying Christian
He smallest, a newborn, is in prison with her.
Social media and intensive political pressure from the much-reviled West apparently persuaded Khartoum that this was a battle that was not going to be fought against Lord Kitchener.
But before too much is made of this incident, rapes and murders occur. Two women had to defecate in field India. They were grabbed, raped and left handing dead from a mango trees.
In Pakistan this month police stood by and watched a woman considered a heretic stoned to death.
Honor killings often are a factor.
“An honor killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the perpetrators' belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family or community, usually for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their relatives, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, or engaging in homosexual relations. Honor killings are especially targeted against women and homosexuals,” Wikipedia reports.
Such killings don’t just occur in the Third World. Several have been reported in the US, Canada and other countries.
Parents often doing the killing.
The BBC reported: “Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in custody, will be freed in a few days, the official told the BBC. Abdullahi Alzareg, an under-secretary at the foreign ministry, said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron called the ruling as "barbaric".
Meriam Ibrahim, 27, married to an American Christian, was brought up as an Orthodox Christian. A judge ruled she is a Muslim because that had been her father's faith.
After refusing to give up her faith she was sentenced to hanging. Her newborn is her second child.
Wikipedia Honor Killings