Brother of Jailed Sudanese Woman Says She Deserves Execution for “Abandoning Islamic Faith”
Al Samani Al Hadi, the brother of Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, said she deserves execution for abandoning her Islamic faith.
Ibrahim has a son, 18-month-old Martin, who is living with her in jail, where she gave birth to a second child last week. By law, children must follow their father’s religion. (Daily Mail)
The Daily Mail reported:
The brother of a Sudanese woman facing the death penalty for ‘abandoning her Islamic faith’ has said she ‘should be executed’ if she continues to be a Christian.
Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth to a daughter in her prison cell last week, has been sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging after a Sharia court convicted her for converting to Christianity, and ‘adultery’ because she had wed a non-Muslim.
Today her brother Al Samani Al Hadi told CNN that he had denounced his sister to the authorities because his family are ‘Muslim people.’
But Ms Ibrahim, 27, maintains that her Muslim father left when she was young and that she was raised a Christian by her Ethiopian mother, who is an Orthodox Christian.
‘It’s one of two; if she repents and returns to our Islamic faith and to the embrace of our family, then we are her family and she is ours,’ he said.
Charges were initially filed against Ibrahim by her Muslim brother.