Friday, May 23, 2014
Far be it from me to imply any criticism of Islam, but.......
Why would you go back to some Third World hell hole if you once got out? I've been following this story and I confess I am bewildered.
This Sudanese woman married an American christian. One of her family members ratted her out to the the religious authorities in Sudan as an apostate. The Sharia Law sentence for apostasy is, ahem, death.
She is eight months pregnant, which has thrown the mullahs a curve ball. So now some say she has to be hanged right after giving birth, while others say she can take care of the baby for two years and then be hanged. Islam is, after all, a compassionate religion.
Right now she is being kept in one of their prisons, in chains. The Sudanese are quite into the medieval thing, I guess.
Some Senators from the U.S., after expressing their respect for Islam and their acknowledgement of it as a religion of peace, have suggested to the Sudanese government that maybe this is not quite the way to handle the problem.
But the Sudanese said "hey, we gave her a chance to blow off Christianity and return to the one true faith, and she declined our benevolent offer, so she has to swing for it."
I hope she and her husband are doing a lot of praying because they better not put much faith in the U.S. Senate. There are a lot of Moslem voters in this country, and more every day, don't you know?
Anyway, from all the news reports this seems to be the story but if anyone has heard of any more bizarre angles and twists, pray let me hear of them.
I guess, in some ways, the Sudanese are progressives. In Pakistan they stone women to death for such heinous sins as being sassy to their husbands. The Saudis have a little more class, they lash women with a cane, say 500 lashes, then chop their heads off in public. Some years back they gave one of their 21 year old Princesses this treatment, so they are really pretty democratic. From what I've read it's quite a spectator sport and there is never a lack of gawkers. Standing room only, actually.