The Republic of Sudan must not be allowed to get away with sentencing a pregnant Christian woman to 100 lashes and death because of a strict Islamic law, persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern has said. It has also started a social media campaign for her freedom and is asking people to join.
"When we first heard this story, we did not want Sudan to feel like they could go through with this case without the world knowing, without the world watching. When people aren't watching and don't take notice, that's when human rights abuses are going to take place," William Stark, ICC Regional Manager for Africa, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Friday.
The case concerns a pregnant Sudanese woman, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, who has been accused by Sudan's Public Order Criminal Code of adultery and apostasy for marrying her Christian husband, who she already has one child with. Under the Islamic regime of President Omar al-Bashir, who has stated that he wants a "purely Islamic society," Ibrahim is still considered a Muslim because she was born as one, despite being raised as an Orthodox Christian and marrying Daniel Wani, who ICC said is an American citizen. more >>
Vigilante villager groups have reportedly killed scores of Boko Haram militants and arrested at least 10 in an ambush, while Nigeria continues looking for the nearly 270 schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist group.
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the ambush occurred at night when the vigilantes learned that Boko Haram was coming to the area. The exact number of those killed was not provided, but the Kalabalge villagers are said to have carried out the ambush to try and deter the militants from future attacks. Kalabalge is 155 miles away from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.
"That is why most attacks by the Boko Haram on our village continued [to] fail because they cannot come in here and start shooting and killing people," trader Ajid Musa said. more >>
Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves. This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it.
That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be-specifically academia, media, and government-ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.
Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities-comical one might even say-when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public. more >>
The parents of two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls recently kidnapped by Boko Haram have identified their daughters in a recent video released by the terrorist group.
According to Dumoma Mpur, the chairman of the parent-teachers association at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria, a mother identified her daughter as one of the girls wearing a full-length hijab and praying in the video that was released Monday.
"The video got parents apprehensive again after watching it but the various steps taken by the governments and the coming of the foreign troops is boosting our spirit, even though I have not seen any one soldier in Chibok yet," Mpur told Reuters by telephone. more >>
WASHINGTON – A teenage girl whose family was murdered nearly three years ago by Boko Haram for being Christian has finally spoken about her experience.
Deborah Peters, a native of Northern Nigeria who is now 15, described the murder of her father and brother at the hands of Boko Haram at a Hudson Institute event on Tuesday afternoon.
Peters was from Chibok, the very same village that terrorists raided in April and abducted hundreds of school girls, forcing them into marriages with Boko Haram leadership. more >>
The Rev. Kristopher Keating, executive director at World Horizons USA, a Christian non-profit organization working in more than 30 countries, said the recent abduction of 300 girls from a school in Nigeria and resulting international uproar could be the end of Boko Haram in the country. Keating is in Nigeria this week to pray and stand in solidarity with those affected by the kidnapping and other acts of terrorism involving young children.
"People are hungry to know that their suffering here is not going unnoticed, that reports of this particular instance of large scale abduction are, for seemingly the first time in this country, causing people to take to demonstration and public outcry against Boko Haram," Keating told The Christian Post on Monday evening. "This could be a catalyzing event that breaks Boko Haram in Nigeria."
Some of the Nigerian girls who managed to escape after armed men from the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped them last month shared their stories, while the governor of the state where the incident took place says more than 200 girls still captive have been sighted. more >>