Sudan said, "Freedom of choice is the cornerstone of Islam."
Don't worry, it has nothing to do with Islam. She's just in prison because her mother raised her as a Christian, while Sudan's Islamic law demands that she be Muslim because she had a Muslim father.
Daniel Wani, the husband of the Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy, has spoken for the first time of his delight at seeing his baby daughter – and his anger at the authorities' insistence on keeping Meriam Ibrahim in chains.
Mr Wani, 27, told The Telegraph that his wife gave birth on Tuesday with her legs shackled.
"They kept a chain on her legs," he said. "She is very unhappy about that."
Immediately after the birth, Mr Wani was refused permission to see his wife. But finally, on Wednesday, the authorities relented and let him and his lawyer enter the jail, and removed the chains from Ms Ibrahim's legs.
"It was very wonderful to see my baby daughter – I am so happy," he said.
"The baby is very beautiful."
Ms Ibrahim named their daughter Maya – when asked why, Mr Wani said: "Her mother chose the name."
Don't worry. According to Sudan, freedom of choice is the cornerstone of Islam.
In a statement on a Sudanese court's death-for-apostasy conviction of a Christian mother of two--who is the wife of a U.S. citizen--the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C., said on its website "it is important to emphasize that freedom of choice is the cornerstone of both Islam and Christianity."
The Sudanese embassy also said of the two children: "It is unfair to accuse the government of Sudan of imprisoning the two infants."
"We stand with our statement that: that freedom of choice is the cornerstone of both Islam and Christianity. The facts on the ground support that thousand of Sudanese Christian live in peace and harmony with their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters and practice their religious ritual all over the country in a very nice respected and protected churches."
Right, sure, absolutely. If you can't trust Islam to protect minorities, you can't trust a serial killer to babysit your kids.
“We are facing the nightmare of genocide of our people in a final attempt to erase our culture and society from the face of the earth.”
That’s the warning of African Episcopal Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail in northern Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. His warning is echoed by Operation Broken Silence.
“Due to the ongoing, targeted attacks against civilians in the South Kordofan region of Sudan,” says the Nashville-based group, which is dedicated to raising awareness to international issues, “a new genocide is beginning to be committed by government of Sudan forces and their proxy militias.
Religious persecution is the cornerstone of Islam.