The Prime Minister and past Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have strong words for the injustices being inflicted on the wife and mother of American citizens—a woman condemned to torture and death solely for her faith in Jesus.
The Independent reports:
The Prime Minister joined Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg in condemning the treatment of Ms Ibrahim, who gave birth to her baby daughter Maya this week while shackled in heavy chains in the hospital wing of Omdurman Women’s Prison.
Mr Cameron said he was “absolutely appalled” when he heard about the plight of the 27-year-old doctor, whose father was Muslim but was raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother. She refused to renounce her Christianity and was sentenced to death by a Sudanese judge when she was eight months pregnant.
Her Christian marriage has been annulled and Ms Ibrahim was sentenced to an additional 100 lashes for adultery because her marriage is deemed illegitimate under Islamic law.
“The way she is being treated is barbaric and has no place in today’s world,” Mr Cameron told The Times. “Religious freedom is an absolute, fundamental human right.
“I urge the government of Sudan to overturn the sentence and immediately provide appropriate support and medical care for her and her children.
“The UK will continue to press the government of Sudan to act.”
The former PM Mr Blair meanwhile described the case as a “brutal and sickening distortion of faith”.
Question: Has anyone seen anything from Barack Obama on this? For goodness sakes, the woman is married to an American, and her two children—in prison with her!!—are American citizens, yet the strongest words about this horror are from heads of states from other nations?!
Mr. President, do you sincerely wonder why people accuse you of being more sympathetic to Islam than Christianity when you act (and don’t act) in this way? Not to mention that these are citizens of the country you’re supposed to be leading—those you should defend—who are being abused so terribly.
You invest effort to illegally trade five notorious Taliban terrorists for one soldier allegedly guilty of desertion, but not one word for Meriam Ibrahim? Shame!! Shame!! Shame!!