Protesters Rally Outside of White House for Release of Imprisoned Sudanese Christian Mother


Protesters from some 40 groups marched and rallied outside the White House Thursday, accusing the president of not doing enough to push Sudan to free Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old mother of two who’s been sentenced to die for her Christian faith.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, attended the rally and pointed out Ibrahim, who is a daughter of a Muslim father, has been sentenced to die because she herself is a practicing Christian.

“Very simply the fact that she is a Christian, that she attends a local Catholic church, is deemed a crime there,” Cruz said of Sudan. “And for that crime, she has been sentenced to 100 lashes and then to hang by the neck till dead.”

Meriam’s young son is imprisoned with her, as is her newborn baby daughter. Some of the protesters calling for their freedom wore red links as they marched and demonstrated.

“These represent the chains that Meriam Ibrahim has been wearing since she was imprisoned in Sudan,” Penny Nance, with Concerned Women for America, told CBN News.

“She actually was forced to give birth while wearing them. So we wanted to wear them today in solidarity with our Christian sister, who was imprisoned only because of her faith,” she added.

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Paul Strand

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