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Meriam Ibrahim leaves Sudan for Rome:
'It was top secret until the plane took off'

Telegraph (UK), by Harriet Alexander, Nick Squires

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/25/2014 3:05:07 PM

Meriam Ibrahim had come to expect the unexpected. First she was thrown into prison on charges of apostasy - renouncing your faith - which many saw as an attempt by distant family to get hold of her business interests. (snip) The Italians, as current holders of the rotating EU presidency, and with the moral authority of the Pope, then stepped in to try and secure her release. “It was a political deal, which we started discussing a long time ago,” explained Mr Elshareef. “The Sudanese government thought that they have a good relationship with Italy, so they would let her

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/25/2014 3:35:38 PM     (No. 9940070)

The Italians said: FTA"We neither paid [the Sudanese] nor promised them anything. We know how to engage in politics without opening up the wallet."

Sure wish we could learn that lesson.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: QRP, 7/25/2014 3:47:04 PM     (No. 9940085)

Its simple, just tell them its not what they will get if they cooperate but what they will get if they don´t. Make them an offer they can´t refuse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MMC, 7/25/2014 4:07:03 PM     (No. 9940108)

I suspected there was more to this story than "convert or else". This. Was a control a business or give us your assets in the name of religion. Of course our own Nero was golfing amd couldnt be reached for comment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/25/2014 4:43:45 PM     (No. 9940135)

fine but,
how many of us would have done what she did? How many of us are too cowardly to publicly claim the Lord and follow Him? I see too many -- and have been one -- who are Sunday morning shouters and Monday morning snivelers. She shames me.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ohyababy, 7/25/2014 4:46:37 PM     (No. 9940139)

Thanking God that she is finally safe from that religion of so-called "Peace"..... Blessings to her!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncssister, 7/25/2014 5:05:57 PM     (No. 9940175)

Maybe it´s simply a miracle. God does still do those.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 7/25/2014 5:10:07 PM     (No. 9940180)

No thanks to Obama for even caring about the wife of an American citizen!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/25/2014 5:17:24 PM     (No. 9940187)

FTA: "The Italians, as current holders of the rotating EU presidency, and with the moral authority of the Pope, then stepped in to try and secure her release. “It was a political deal, which we started discussing a long time ago,” explained Mr Elshareef….The Sudanese government thought that they have a good relationship with Italy, so they would let her go.” Mr Pistelli said...Italy had been in constant contact with the Sudanese over the case, through their ambassador in Khartoum, Armando Barucco, who said Italy’s efforts were “appreciated by the Americans”.

So from this we learn that the Italians know how to negotiate with difficult regimes and they know to get things done. They were in "constant" contact with the Sudanese, and it started "a long time ago". Their efforts had probably begun shortly after her arrest.

In stark contrast, and to add insult to injury, the U.S. State Department had at one point asked for DNA tests on the children to prove their paternity. Was this a demand by the Sudanese (Muslim) authorities? In Islam, I recall that a child is considered Muslim if the father is Muslim (unlike, for example, Judaism, where a child is considered Jewish if the mother is Jewish).

Also, U.S. diplomats were present at the airport in Khartoum with Meriam Ibrahim when she taken into custody a second time, while she was waiting to board the plane. We have no details as to how that actually went down. But the bottom line is that the U.S. allowed her to be arrested again and the entire family taken away.

I also note that now that the family is safely is in Italy, i.e., in the West, the U.S. is "providing consular assistance to the family." However, Daniel Wani had previously reported that the U.S. Consulate in Khartoum had not been very helpful to the family.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/25/2014 6:01:52 PM     (No. 9940242)

#4, Be encouraged. There are more Meriams and Corrie Ten Booms out there than you think.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: buckeye1, 7/25/2014 11:51:41 PM     (No. 9940558)

This was miracle

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