May 27th, 2014
01:48 PM ET
Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christianity gives birth in prison
By Faith Karimi and Mohammed Osman, CNN
(CNN) - A Sudanese woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her Christianity has given birth to a girl in prison, her lawyers said Tuesday.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her baby Monday at a women's prison in Khartoum, but her husband was not allowed to be present for the birth, sources told CNN. They asked not to be named for safety reasons.
Ibrahim was convicted of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, about two weeks ago while she was eight months pregnant.
A Sudanese lawyer filed an appeal last week to reverse the verdict by the lower court.
She is in prison with her 20-month-old son, but Sudanese officials have said the toddler is free to leave any time, according to her lawyer, Mohamed Jar Elnabi.
Her husband, Daniel Wani, is a U.S. citizen who uses a wheelchair and "totally depends on her for all details of his life," her lawyer said.FULL STORY
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In the beginning there were no names.
Things don’t have names. We made them up.
Many cultures have a creation story.
They often start in a similar way.
In the beginning there was no time.
Or to put it another way, time is all there was.
You don’t always need to know the name of what you see.
It doesn’t matter what time it is.
~The End of Time
Actually there is no such thing as "time". What there is in this universe, as far as we know, is space-time. (Proven by Einstein). "In the beginning" is a temporal notion. THAT requires (space)time (already). Thus it is actually a meaningless phrase. It's like asking what is South of the South Pole.
Irrelevant as a garden hose stuck down a Cicada hole.
As is your poor attempt at whatever that is.
You mean "was" as that post happened in our past.
It is posted now, on the CNN page. Thus my tense was correct.
There is no absolute time, (as Einstein demonstrated).
The statement "In the beginning, there was no time" is devoid of coherent meaning.
A "beginning" presumes spacetime to already be in place, and as far as we know, spacetime fell out of the Big Bang, and until it's verified as true for anything external to this universe, it's speculation.
(Which is why many of the arguments for deities are so absurd. They presume that conditions known internally to this universe apply universally.)
Islam is utterly barbaric.
It was a tribal thing, not supported by Islam, not that it makes it any less horrific.
actually, it is VERY supported by Islam.
John Kerry! Yoo-hoo .... John Kerry! John? Are you there?
Mr. Kerry can only do what he is allowed to do.
He doesn't have a magic wand.
Akira, did you forget who you are talking to? In Topher's world magic is real!
I'd just like him to do SOMETHING. Make a call. Make a statement ...
I suspect that if anything is being done, it's being done behind closed doors. Statements and threats will accomplish nothing but create resentment. A sledgehammer is not the appropriate tool for a job that requires a scalpel.
Hope you are right, Tallulah.
I am sure he is doing what he can.
The media does not need to know every detail of delicate negotiation.
The State Department should act in this case. So should Homeland Security / UCIS.
They may well be doing so already, as they should, quietly and through diplomatic channels. At least I hope so. Successful diplomacy often means getting what you want without being able to talk about it or brag about it.
Too bad there wasn't the same attention for the woman stoned to death by bricks in Pakistan for not marrying her family's choice of groom.
@Topher ... couldn't your god do something about it? He certainly has a lot more power and a lot more magic at his disposal than John Kerry. He could even go one step further and show himself and then all the muslims and hindus and Buddhists and other religious folk on the planet would all be Christian and all get along. It would be wonderful! Why wouldn't a loving god want this for us? Why the 2,000 year game of hide and seek?
Although many Christians seem to treat God as a behind-the-scenes magician who will do whatever we want when we want it, I hold rather to the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Protestant/Addiction/Serenity-Prayer.aspx#4BpHsIXPVVO2V6A8.99
So your deity is actually powerless, and you admit it.
Secretary of State John Kerry is already called upon by the U.S. Congress through the proposed U.S. Senate Resolution regarding the matter to call for the release of Merriam Ibrahim and to grant her "Political Asylum" into the U.S.
Hey Vic good news from the BBC.
Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan 'to free' death row woman
But the damn crickets Vic – Silence ?
BACKTRACKING16 hours ago
Sudan Not Freeing Woman Wed to Christian
But on another note the tall tales of –
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