Hi friends, I'm sorry I've been absent for a few days, but I needed a blog break. Over the past few days, I've received emails from a couple blogger friends with links to the story of Meriam Ibrahim, which we've been following, with news that she is to be freed within a few days. That was good news. But, like other stories, it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.
A former Sudanese ambassador to the UK says that she will be freed because 'the Sudan guarantees religious freedom.'
The foreign minister says her case is not a political issue, and the outcome is tied to 'the outcome of a legal procedure....If the appeals court rules in her favor, she will be released.'
And who knows how long that could take. I've also read somewhere that testimony of Christians is not allowed in her defense because it is illegal.
Has anyone heard our President or our Secretary of State speak out publicly about this case? And what about the women's rights groups?? Where are they?
Keep praying, friends, and write to the White House and the State Department. The pressure cannot be lifted until this brave Christian woman and her children are released.
Links are found in this post, along with links to how to find the email addresses of your senator and representative.
It's not over til it's over.