An Amnesty International petition calling for the release of the pregnant woman given a death sentence in Sudan for being a Christian has reached more than half a million – as her own government launched an attack on her.
Some 650,000 people said they wanted Meriam Ibrahim to be freed from her cell where she is eight months pregnant and in shackles with her toddler son Martin next to her.
The 27-year-old’s “crime” was to marry a Christian because her father was a Muslim and a judge said she should be worshipping Islam.
Yet in a statement the Sudanese embassy to the US sided with the court and claimed that she was lying about her family raising her as a Christian.
In a stinging rebuke, it claimed that it was “unwise and dangerous” to protest about Meriam’s treatment even though it is a breach of Sudan’s constitution.
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It is unlikely that the government of Sudan, which has orchestrated the ongoing genocide in Darfur, will pay much attention to this petition.
Islam: we see it true and unvarnished. A ugly and brutal cult calling itself a “religion of peace.”