Sudanese doctor Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for carrying the child of her American Christian husband, is now safe in America.
The Sharia law in force in Sudan dictated that Ibrahim, born to a Christian mother and Muslim father, was a Muslim. She refused to renounce her Christian faith, and was sentenced to death on the evidence of having given birth and being pregnant.
Ibrahim’s children are American citizens. The children were in jail with her in North Khartoum, Sudan.
After an appeals court reversed a lower court’s death penalty sentence, Ibrahim and her husband traveled to the airport in Khartoum to flee the country. They were arrested at the airport and accused of using forged travel documents. The United States Embassy was their only sanctuary for eight months until they finally reached safety in Italy due to the efforts of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. During her stay in Italy, she had a visit with Pope Francis she described as “very tender.”
Ibrahim was greeted by a crowd of supporters at an airport in New Hampshire.