I sincerely think it’s time for Muslims the world over to call for a review of their mode of worship and the level of tolerance in their religion. My own dad was a Muslim for about 50 years but he’s now a Christian. I wonder what could have happened to my dad if he was from areas controlled by Islamic fundamentalists.
As you read this, a Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to death by hanging for apostasy after she left Islam and married a Christian man. Sudan has a majority Muslim population, which is governed by Islamic law. It rules that apostasy – the abandonment of one’s religious faith – is a crime.
The judge also sentenced the woman to 100 lashes after convicting her of adultery – because her marriage to a Christian man was not valid under Islamic law.
In the words of the Islamic judge: “We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death.”
AFP reports that Western embassies and rights groups had urged the authorities in Sudan to respect the right of the pregnant woman to choose her religion. Local media report the sentence would not be carried out for two years after she has given birth.
Earlier in the hearing, an Islamic cleric spoke with her in a caged dock for about 30 minutes. Then she calmly told the judge: “I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy.”
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Amnesty International said the woman, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, was raised as an Orthodox Christian, her mother’s religion, because her father, a Muslim, was reportedly absent during her childhood.
But in court, the judge addressed her by her Muslim name, Adraf Al-Hadi Mohammed Abdullah.
She was convicted on the grounds that her marriage to a Christian man from South-Sudan is void under Sudan’s version of Islamic law, which says Muslim women cannot marry non-Muslims.
Amnesty has called for her immediate release. She is said to be eight months’ pregnant.