Posts Tagged ‘ apostacy ’

Somali Christians Fleeing Islamic Extremists Lose Family, Fingers

Sep 1st, 2015 | By

Non-Somalis may practice any faith in Somaliland, but conversion from Islam is forbidden for natives, said a church leader in Hargeisa. The constitution of Somaliland, which stipulates that all laws must comply with the general principles of sharia (Islamic law), prohibits conversion from Islam, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report (2013).

Update On Saudi Man Sentenced To Death For Renouncing Islam

Feb 26th, 2015 | By

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a young Saudi man for renouncing his Muslim religion and “various other acts of blasphemy”, BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, February 26. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of the Koran, deemed a holy book by Islam, and hitting it with a shoe, reported English-language daily Saudi Gazette from Hafr-Al-Batin city, 430 kilometers (267 miles) north of Riyadh.

Saudi Man Sentenced To Beheading For Ripping Copy Of Koran Online

Feb 25th, 2015 | By

A young man from Saudi Arabia recently posted a video showing him ripping up pages of the Koran and beating it with a shoe. For this “crime” against Islam, he is going to be beheaded in a public square. The Saudi General Court stated: “In the video he cursed God, Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and his daughter Fatimah and ripped a copy of the Holy Koran and hit it with a shoe.”

Attorneys For Meriam Ibrahim Banned From Leaving Sudan

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Meriam Ibrahim met with the Pope at his residence in the Vatican today. The Italian government NOT the USA finally rescued her from the Sudan

Sudan this week banned five attorneys from leaving the country after another lawyer accused them of tainting the country’s image by defending Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother of two falsely accused of apostasy, two of the attorneys said. The move came in response to attorney Iman Hassan submitting a letter of complaint to a Sudan court accusing the defense lawyers of wresting the case from her, Ibrahim’s lawyers said. Hassan is also requesting that the court revoke the licenses of the five lawyers, who are not Christian but support the rights of Christians and other minorities in the country.

Noted Convert In Egypt, Released In Appeal, Quickly Imprisoned Again

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

A noted convert in Egypt released on bail this week for the appeal of his disputed conviction for “inciting sectarian violence” was quickly imprisoned again on equally controversial charges from 2009 of “defaming Islam,” his attorney said.

Local security officials on Monday (July 21) turned Bishoy Armia Boulous, previously known as Mohammed Hegazy, over to the Ministry of Interior to face the blasphemy charges filed five years ago.

Meriam Ibrahim & Family Land Safely In Italy

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

There’s finally some good news to report about Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, her two children and her husband. Ibrahim had languished in a Sudan prison for months on charges of “apostacy” against Islam.

She faced 100 lashes and then death by hanging. While in prison in chains, she gave birth to a baby girl.

Meriam Ibrahim Reportedly Finds Refuge In U.S. Embassy

Jun 27th, 2014 | By

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, who faced death by hanging for “apostacy” against Islam, is currently living in safety at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.

Ibrahim had been released from prison earlier this week and thought she was free. When she and her family tried to get on a plane to leave Sudan, 40 security forces surrounded them and re-arrested her on bogus charges of forging travel documents. She was then re-released, but then sped off to the Embassy.

Meriam Ibrahim Released Again; Sudan Confirms To US Family Is Safe

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
Meriam Ibrahim holds her newborn daughter Maya alongside her 20-month-old son Martin in her Sudanese prison cell

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother who had been sentenced to death in Sudan by Islamic authorities, has been re-released, according to reports on Tuesday late afternoon. Ibrahim was originally sentenced to death and ordered to be lashed for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, however, she was set free from prison on Monday when an appeals court overturned the original conviction. The joy of her release was short-lived, however, as she and her Christian husband were detained at an airport in Sudan less than 24 hours following her release. But another update on Tuesday has confirmed that Ibrahim has once again been released by Sudanese authorities.

Join The Fight To Free Meriam Ibrahim From A Sudan Prison

Jun 13th, 2014 | By

The Religious Freedom Coalition is joining in the fight to #RescueMeriam Ibrahim from a Sudan prison. She faces 100 lashes and death by hanging for refusing to deny her faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The penalty of 100 lashes is for “adultery” (having sexual relations with her Christian husband). Death by hanging is for “apostacy” – leaving Islam.

No Quick Release For Meriam Ibrahim

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By
The happy couple before her arrest under Sharia law in Sudan

Despite recent claims by Sudanese government officials to reporters that they were going to release Meriam Ibrahim from prison within days, the foreign ministry issued a clarification. They’re only going to release her if an appeals court rules in her favor.