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Sudanese Christian woman arrives in U.S.

Some good news: The Sudanese Christian woman who had been threatened with execution because she would not renounce her religion has finally escaped Sudan, arriving in the United States on Thursday.

Go to the link for some joy. Despite the efforts of some in this country to destroy its fundamental freedoms, it still remains the world’s haven for the huddled masses yearning to breath free.

Sudanese woman flees to U.S. embassy.

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for being a Christian, has gained refuge in the U.S. embassy while she and her family attempt to immigrate to the U.S.

It appears she was getting a lot of death threats, which in any Islamic country must be taken very seriously. Moreover from the details in this story it appears that Sudanese society is very much in favor of killing her, and it is only because of international pressure on the Sudanese government that she has not been so far been murdered, either by the government there or a mob.

Sudanese Christian woman rearrested trying to leave country.

The religion of peace strikes again! The Sudanese Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her religion, then freed, has been rearrested as she and her husband tried to leave Sudan for the U.S.

Her American husband and their two children were also arrested or detained. No explanation was offered as to why. Some tidbits in the article give us a clue, however, as well as teach us something about the intolerant nature of Islam:

[The father] is not permitted to have custody of his son because the boy is considered Muslim and cannot be raised by a Christian man. … Sudan’s penal code criminalizes the conversion of Muslims to other religions, which is punishable by death. Muslim women in Sudan are further prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, although Muslim men are permitted to marry outside their faith. Children, by law, must follow their father’s religion.

The Obama administration has delayed deployment of 50 Marines to protect its embassy in Khartoum because of objections of the Sudanese government.

The Obama administration has pulled back the deployment of 50 Marines to protect its embassy in Khartoum because of objections of the Sudanese government.

In other words, the Obama administration is more willing to obey the orders of the Sudan government than it is willing to protect the lives of U.S. citizens abroad.