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VICTORY! Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim stuck in Sudan Is FREE!

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Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (L) and her children are photographed after landing at Ciampino Airport (EPA)

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At a Congressional hearing held yesterday, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said “a warning should be sounded across America” over the Obama administration’s “virtual silence” toward the Sudanese government’s persecution of Meriam Ibrahim, who was imprisoned in Sudan for being a Christian.

Shortly after Perkins testified Wednesday before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Ibrahim and her family – two young children and her American husband – were allowed to leave the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, where they took refuge on June 27.

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who was spared a death sentence for apostasy and then barred from leaving Sudan, met Pope Francis on Thursday after arriving in Rome to jubilant scenes following intense international efforts to free her.

aniel Wani, husband of Meriam, is helped into the airport after arriving in Italy (EPA)

aniel Wani, husband of Meriam, is helped into the airport after arriving in Italy (EPA)

Ms Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani thanked the pontiff for his support and he in turn thanked her for staying true to her Christian faith despite the threat of execution if she did not recant.

She was released after intense diplomatic negotiations from the Italian government and the Vatican ended an ordeal that lasted almost a year.

“Today we are happy, this is a day of celebration,” Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said as he greeted Ms Ibrahim and her family with his wife Agnese.

“This gesture by Sudan is testimony to the friendship between our country and Italy’s choice to be a protagonist in this event,” said Mr Pistelli.

Mr Pistelli first met Ms Ibrahim two weeks ago at the US Embassy in Khartoum where she and her family had sought refuge after a failed attempt to go to the US.

He said her passport was only returned to her at the embassy on Wednesday afternoon and she was informed she could leave with her children.

Olivia Warham, director of Waging Peace, a UK NGO that campaigns against genocide and systematic human rights violations in Sudan, said millions of Sudanese Christians faced daily brutality and ethnic cleansing by the Sudanese regime.

“Three years ago President Bashir made it plain there would be no room for non-Muslims in his Islamist Sudan. He has been good to his word, crushing dissent and systematically killing ethnic and religious minorities. Regular aerial bombardment by the Sudanese armed forces destroys communities and Christian hospitals, forcing people to flee from their fields to hide in the Nuba mountains,” she said.

“It is shocking that Bashir’s ideology of elimination provokes nothing more than the occasional words of regret from the international community, when we should be applying targeted smart sanctions on the architects of these atrocities.”

 


9 Comments

  1. jeff says:

    all glory and honor and power and praise
    to the lord our God.

    I now want to know when and where I can hear her speak.

    🙂

  2. Praise God Almighty for what He has done!

  3. Patricia Zahler says:

    May God be most praised for His intervention. May His Eminence the Pope be thanked for his work on her behalf. May everyone who prayed for Dr. Ibriham be thanked again and again. May our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ guide this precious family, and every one of us. May all of us be willing to serve Him as readily as Dr. Ibriham and anyone connected with her release.

  4. Linda Rivera says:

    Oh God, thank You so much! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    Wonderful, Kind, Merciful God! Praise You forever and ever!
    Great is Your Faithfulness!

  5. Praise God .This is such exciting NEWS . My prayers for this little family is that they will be feeling all the prayers lifting them up through this hard time. They have been through such alot for thier faith. I wonder some times would I be this strong?

    • We are praying with you, sister. Let the faith of those being persecuted be an inspiration and encouragement to you!

      Ephesians 6:13-18 (NIV)

      Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

      And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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