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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Worthy News)– A Sudanese judge Thursday sentenced a pregnant Christian to hang for apostasy despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion, according to The Times of Israel.

"We gave you three days to recant, but you insist on not returning to Islam — I sentence you to be hanged," said Judge Abbas Al-Khalifa to defendant Meriam Yahia Ibrahim.

As Ibrahim is eight months pregnant and married to a Christian national of South Sudan, Khalifa also sentenced her to 100 lashes since any Muslim woman who marries a non-Muslim commits adultery under sharia. Both the lashing and the hanging, respectively, will occur after Ibrahim gives birth to her second child next month.

One of Ibrahim's lawyers, Mohanad Mustafa, said they will go to the appeals court, then the supreme court and even the Constitutional Court because they believe Sudan's prohibition against apostasy violates its own constitution.

Earlier in the hearing, an Islamic cleric tried to convince Ibrahim to return to Islam to escape the death sentence, but she told the judge: "I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy."

At age six, Ibrahim's Muslim father forever left the family, freeing her to be raised as an Orthodox Christian by her mother.

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  • naksuthin
    15 May 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    For over 1000 years three religions have been at the core of much of the
    hatred, bigotry and killings going on in this world: Christianity,
    Islam and Judaism.

    For over a 1000 years they've fought and killed each other in crusades, inquisitions, massacres, invasions, exterminations, jihads, holy wars, burnings, witch hunts, and beheadings.

    Even today Christians hate Jews, Jews hate Muslims, Muslims hate
    Christians, Christians hate Muslims, Protestants hate Catholics, Shiites
    hate Sunnis'

    All three religions teach the same thing: That our
    God is the only true God; that our beliefs are the only truth; and that
    the other guy's Gods are false. And it's OK to use force and violence
    to further your religion

    Sadly these religions spring from the same source and are really suppose
    to teach love, forgiveness, tolerance, kindness and peace.

    Instead they all engage in hate, revenge, intolerance, and war.

    The world world would be a much better place if these three religions had never existed.

    • Joe DeCaro
      16 May 2014 at 5:37 am - Reply

      For over 2,000 Judeo-Christianity civilized the pagan world, and then came Islam; armed with jihad, it literally declared war on everything and everyone that didn't follow its prophet, Mohammad, according to its own Quran.

      And exactly where are Christians told that is it "OK to use force and violence" in the New Testament? Doesn't that contradict Jesus' teachings to turn the other cheek? And when was the last time you saw a Christian hijack a plane, or blow up a train in the name of Jesus? When was the last time you saw an Israeli court condemn a Muslim to death for not being Jewish?

      Allah isn't Jehovah, or Jesus, and to claim there is no difference between these three is the worst type of moral relativism: one that is based on deliberate ignorance.

  • Bill Cockrell
    15 May 2014 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Prays for this young lady and that God our Father will open the eyes of those that perscute her.

  • Barb Wire
    16 May 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Such hateful action are very demonic in nature.

  • Mark P. TenEyck
    16 May 2014 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    The saddest part is that we as a country continue to support these backassward countries with foreign aid in the billions of dollars and think nothing of their caveman religious views and rituals. Christians aren't perfect, but I have not heard of too many honor killings in the last couple of decades by Christians either. Stop supporting these idiots!!!!!!!!

  • Mark Brown
    16 May 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    I am not a religious person, but they must be animals to issue a sentence like that.

  • Michelle Robinson
    18 May 2014 at 3:15 am - Reply

    This woman has been on my heart and in my prayers. Satan comes to steal kill and destroy. He can kill the body but not the soul. My heart aches for her. May God deliver her, give her sublime peace. She is taking a stand for Jesus and He will be there for her. We need to remember those in bonds as thought bound with them. She needs our prayers.

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