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Apostasy: Sudanese Woman Who Beat Death Sentence Migrates To US

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A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday for the United States, where she will make her new home.

Meriam Ibrahim, her husband and their children were due to arrive in Philadelphia on Thursday on a flight from Rome, where last week they met privately with Pope Francis.

 

Pope Francis meets Meriam's family in Rome

Pope Francis meets Meriam’s family in Rome

The Rev William Devlin, a New York City pastor who has helped the family, said they would be flying onto Manchester, New Hampshire.

Meriam’s husband, Daniel Wani, had previously lived in New Hampshire, where hundreds of southern Sudanese refugees have settled over the years. He had been granted US citizenship when he fled to the United States as a child to escape civil war, but he later returned and was a citizen of South Sudan.

Sudan initially blocked Ms Ibrahim from leaving the country even after its highest court overturned her death sentence in June. At one point, the family took refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum.

Rev Devlin said Ms Ibrahim expressed some sadness when he talked to her Wednesday.

“She is leaving everything she knows behind,” he said.

Ms Ibrahim had been sentenced to death over charges of apostasy.

Her father was Muslim, and her mother was an Orthodox Christian. She married Mr Wani, a Christian from southern Sudan, in 2011.

Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims. By law, children must follow their father’s religion.

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  1. Don SBJ

    July 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    If God is 4u NO 1 can EVER b against u… fear not for I am with u…. D joy of being a Christian is unquantifiable. Am proud 2b a CHRISTIAN….. can somebody shout a BIG Halelluya!!

  2. PAT O

    August 1, 2014 at 6:37 am

    What kind of primitive law is that? That explains the poverty of ideas & backwardness in those parts of the world.

  3. nne

    August 1, 2014 at 7:12 am

    May the lord ur family is worshiping bless u nd ur family more nd more in jesus name amen

  4. Ossy

    August 1, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Any country that can not intermarry themselves should divide

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

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The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

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Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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