Ibrahim flees to US embassy in Khartoum

posted at 8:01 am on June 27, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The saga of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim took a welcome turn overnight. With death threats coming from her brother and others, the young Christian mother whom Sudan released this week from a death sentence fled to the US embassy in Khartoum, which has provided her refuge until Sudan allows her to leave the country:

A Christian mother formerly on death row in Sudan has taken refuge at the U.S. Embassy after being released from police custody for a second time. …

video report by the BBC’s Arabic service showed the Ibrahim released for a second time late Thursday. But Ibrahim’s passage to the U.S. may still be blocked as she now faces forgery charges relating to the emergency travel documents she attempted to use to get out of the country. According to Reuters, Ibrahim was released on the condition that she not attempt to leave the country.

Well, keeping that pledge might be a little … complicated, under the circumstances. After all, when the government and your own family have explicitly threatened to kill you for your religion, it’s a little difficult to think of reasons to trust them, no? The forgery charges are trumped up, too; South Sudan certified them as accurate, but Sudan clearly wants to make an example of her. Now that she’s being sheltered at the US embassy, that’s going to be more difficult for them to accomplish.

Meriam Ibrahim spoke to the BBC from outside the embassy:

According to Reuters news agency, quoting her lawyer, Mrs Ibrahim was released on the condition that she remains in Sudan.

“Mariam was released after a guarantor was found, but, of course, she would not be able to leave the country,” Mr Mustafa said.

“I would like to thank the Sudanese people and the Sudanese police,” she told the BBC in an exclusive interview as she left custody. “I would like to thank those who stood beside me.”

Asked about her plans following her release, she said: “I will leave it to God. I didn’t even have a chance to see my family after I got out of prison.”

The issue of the guarantor came up yesterday as well. Someone — it’s not clear yet who — vouched for Ibrahim and her agreement to stay in Sudan in order to win her release. If she flees, the guarantor will be liable for her refusal to obey.

According to Modern Ghana (which refers to her as Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag), the entire family is being sheltered at the US embassy while the situation gets sorted out:

One of Ishag’s lawyers, Mohanad Mustafa, told AFP late Thursday that the family had gone to the US mission after her release from a police station where she had been held since security agents stopped them from travelling to the United States on Tuesday.

The family think the embassy “is a safe place for them,” Musfafa said.

Ishag is charged with forgery and providing false information in relation to a South Sudanese travel document she used to try to leave the country, a day after an appeal court overturned her apostasy conviction and released her from prison. …

Her father abandoned the family when Ishag was five, leaving her to be raised by her mother, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum, which said she joined the Catholic church shortly before she married.

On May 15 a court convicted Ishag under Islamic sharia law that has been in force in Sudan since 1983 and outlaws conversions on pain of death.

Kudos to the State Department for making sure that Meriam and her family have refuge in the United States, which includes the embassy grounds under diplomatic law. That creates a stalemate, of course, as it still would be tricky to get Ibrahim and her family out of the embassy and onto a plane, short of a helicopter — which would still have to transit Sudanese airspace. The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim and allow her to leave the country with her husband and children, but thus far the Sudanese government remains obstinate in the matter.

Keep praying, and hopefully the State Department will remain even more obstinate in protecting Meriam and her family.


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She’s not safe yet.

Knowing how this incompetent Regime does things the security at that embassy is probably local and composed of islamic savages. Just like what Ambassador Stevens got.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Our administration hasn’t been able to get one soldier out of that wonderful resort in Mexico. They’ll sit on this for months. And besides, she Christian. And an apostate, why would Obama care?

Walter L. Newton on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

The problem is Islamists don’t exactly respect the sovereign status of embassies.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Hola!

rogerb on June 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM

This woman has strength that most people only wish they had.

gophergirl on June 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM

The problem is Islamists don’t exactly respect the sovereign status of embassies.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Whatever the hell gave you that idea? /

Sure, there have been instances of workplace violence at US embassies and consulates but I’d remind you that no one less than our next presumptive President talked of the loving way Christopher Stevens was rushed to the hospital. We even saw the pictures of it until the VRWC tried to paint it as Muslims dragging his body through the streets in celebration.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The problem is Islamists don’t exactly respect the sovereign status of embassies.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

I can think of two examples in my lifetime of embassies being stormed by muslim savages:

Tehran 1979
Behghazi 2012

Plus embassies bombed during the 1990′s when BJ Clinton was more engaged with Monica Lewinsky than he was defeating islamic terrorism.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim

What’s so weird and inexplicable about muslims behaving as muslims according to muslim law?

CJ on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM

So what will the “international community” do?

Galtian on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 AM

I can think of two examples in my lifetime of embassies being stormed by muslim savages:

Tehran 1979
Behghazi 2012

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

You’re forgetting the 2012 incident where they stormed the Cairo embassy and raised the AQ flag in place of the American flag.

And not to pick nits but Benghazi was a consulate not an embassy.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM

American Embassies are run by the State Department.

Our State Department is notoriously infested by right-wingers.

This woman is an African African-American

No way neocons would even attempt to rescue a victim in grave danger at an American Embassy.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Islam: the only religion in the world where death threats come from your brother. Islam is a barbaric cult mired in the Middle Ages.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

He have lots of really dumb trolls at HA and it appears you may be the dumbest of all.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 AM

The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim

What’s so weird and inexplicable about muslims behaving as muslims according to muslim law?

CJ on June 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Exactly. The muslim scum MUST kill this woman (according to their “logic”) because if people like her are allowed to choose against the Religion of Murder and live more will follow her example.

This is why there never has been any reform of islam, anything contrary to sharia is murdered. Imagine if the Catholic Church’s response to Martin Luther’s 95 Theses had been to murder him?

That right there is the fundamental difference between Christianity and islam…

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:27 AM

After all, when the government and your own family have explicitly threatened to kill you for your religion

Good thing Islam is the Religion of Peace® or else someone might get hurt.

rbj on June 27, 2014 at 8:27 AM

After all, when the government and your own family have explicitly threatened to kill you for your religion

Good thing Islam is the Religion of Peace® or else someone might get hurt.

rbj on June 27, 2014 at 8:27 AM

When islam murders it does so peacefully. And it does it an awful lot.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Where are all the liberal groups protesting the Islamic religion for its inhumane practices?

albill on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 AM

I hope the folks at the embassy have enough brains to muster a plan to get Ibrahim and her family OUT OF THERE.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Now don’t go trying to make people exercise the gray matter this early in the day.

dogsoldier on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 AM

The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim and allow her to leave the country with her husband and children, but thus far the Sudanese government remains obstinate in the matter.

Because to them it isn’t “weird and inexplicable”. It’s Islam, and it’s in the Qu’ran.

To them, she is a Muslima because her father was a Muslim. His abandonment of her and her mother is irrelevant, as is her mother being a Christian and raising her as a Christian. They are women; they are slaves. Slaves do not leave their owners, and Muslima do not leave Islam.

Therefore, she must die, as must the Christian (her husband) who tried to “steal” her.

Their children- Muslims, of course- may be allowed to live. If adopted by a Muslim man, probably her brother. Who will also get her money as well as her husband’s- after they are both dead.

This is only partly about the money. It’s mostly about Islamic culture, which is violent, misogynist, and prone to what looks like insanity to Westerners.

As to the embassy; when the Khartoum government wants it destroyed, it’s history. Embassies are only protected by “conventions” which Islamists do not respect. The threat of force is something they do respect, but they know The One will not “disrespect Islam”. Which means that that embassy is their playground to create a massacre in whenever they get the urge.

Forget about a helo. They’ll shoot it down and violate any unburned corpses. Then burn the embassy.

About the only practical solution would be to airstrike Khartoum and Omdurman, flatten both, extract everyone in the embassy by air evac under fighter cover, then MOAB the embassy. A CVBG with an LHA-based MEUSOC could do it, easily enough.

If nothing else, it would be payback for Chinese Gordon.

Of course, with The One and his delusional mystics in charge, that would never happen.

I expect the Khartoum government to give the embassy staff a choice; the Ibrahims’ lives, or theirs. And I expect them to cave, on direct orders from the Messiah.

Then I expect the embassy to get the Benghazi treatment, anyway. Because agreements with infidels don’t count in Islam.

The only thing I wonder about (admittedly not much) is whether this will be a reason, or merely an excuse. They’ve wanted to level every Western embassy on their “holy soil” for decades anyway, and it’s virtually impossible to be “respectful” enough to keep them from claiming a casus belli. Often just from the fact that an embassy exists.

We are dealing with tribalist mystics with an addiction to murder. Do not assume that they see reason the same way we do.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Islam: the only religion in the world where death threats come from your brother. Islam is a barbaric cult mired in the Middle Ages.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:23 AM

islam was and is far more barbaric than the darkest days of the Middle Ages.

When the German barbarians sacked and occupied what was the Western Roman Empire they sought to Romanize themselves, embraced Christianity, and Western Europe started to move back towards civilization.

When the Arab barbarians stormed out of their desert hellhole they DESTROYED most the the last remnants of the civilized Ancient World and replaced it with barbarism. Only the remnant of the Roman Empire resisted and held on for nearly 1,000 years before losing Constantinople May 29, 1453.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Ibrahim flees to US embassy in Khartoum

Sgt. Tahmooressi could not be reached for a comment.

Rovin on June 27, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Where are all the liberal groups protesting the Islamic religion for its inhumane practices?

albill on June 27, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Well, if you’re talking about CAIR they’re too busy funding terrorists and being offended about the existence of Israel.

Other than that liberals are more prone to protest a pro-life advocate walking past an abortion factory than they care about what happens to some Christian.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 8:40 AM

I can think of two examples in my lifetime of embassies being stormed by muslim savages:

Tehran 1979
Behghazi 2012

Plus embassies bombed during the 1990′s when BJ Clinton was more engaged with Monica Lewinsky than he was defeating islamic terrorism.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

To add to that and Happy Nomad’s rememberance of the 2012 Cairo embassy invasion, 1982 Beruit rings a bell. They do have a very long history of Islamokazis invading embassies and consulates (which legally enjoy the same protections, and which is what Benghazi was).

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Even with her at the Embassy I fear her brothers will be allowed to “restore family honor.” These male family members will be hell-bent on getting even. And really, her only hope of getting into the US is if Obama/Kerry want to polish their image in light of a bad few weeks for the administration. Neither one give a darn about her or her kids, or she’d be a citizen by now. And even if/when she gets her she’ll still have to look over her shoulder the rest of her life. Her crazy brothers probably put a fatwa on her. I pray for her and her kids everyday.

ImmigrantsWife on June 27, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

You’re about 50 years behind the times (as usual). The right-wing got purged from the State Department after the Diem overthrow/execution.

You are right that the State Department won’t lift a finger to rescue Ibrahim when the Islamokazis storm the embassy, though not quite right about the reason.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Ah, Sudan, such a lovely place! All these Islamic nations, just full of sweetness and light. Islam is surely a religion of tolerance and diversity, equal to Christianity and all the others.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Even with her at the Embassy I fear her brothers will be allowed to “restore family honor.” These male family members will be hell-bent on getting even. And really, her only hope of getting into the US is if Obama/Kerry want to polish their image in light of a bad few weeks for the administration. Neither one give a darn about her or her kids, or she’d be a citizen by now. And even if/when she gets her she’ll still have to look over her shoulder the rest of her life. Her crazy brothers probably put a fatwa on her. I pray for her and her kids everyday.

ImmigrantsWife on June 27, 2014 at 8:43 AM

They won’t be safe from them even in the US. Obama would allow her crazy family into the US any time they want, and even if they don’t there are hundreds if not thousands of muslim crazies in Dearbornistan or Minneapolistan who would be all too happy to murder her.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

the entire family is being sheltered at the US embassy while the situation gets sorted out.

Glad they are all together. Hoping and praying for the best.

Fallon on June 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM

The family think the embassy “is a safe place for them,” Musfafa said.

Yep. And Ambassador Stevens thought he’d be safe, too. She and her family may think they are safe, but by this point, the ambassador and his/her staff certainly know better.

USNCVN on June 27, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Whew

cmsinaz on June 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

He have lots of really dumb trolls at HA and it appears you may be the dumbest of all.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 AM

I liken this to throwing out a shiny hook with nothing on it and still landing a fish. For whatever reason, that fish just wanted in my boat.

I prefer a little subtlety in my delivery, but I see you landed him, Frank.

USNCVN on June 27, 2014 at 8:54 AM

ConstantineXI

Agreed. She knows it too. I would say if she survives the Khartoum embassy she has a long life of constant fear ahead of her. But then I think about her comments and realize her trust is in God. How is she really different than any other Christian martyr facing persecution, like the Apostles or the kidnapped Syrian priests? That’s true faith on her part.

ImmigrantsWife on June 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

She would be safer fleeing to a camel driver with a napsack,
than our State Department…let’s see, a woman wanted for
execution because of religious beilefs?

Yeah, that’s a TOP priority for the State department.

ToddPA on June 27, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Do you bigots mind giving Dog Eater just a little break here, he’s currently ensconced (yes I said ensconced) in a situation with the producers of “Mad Men” to make sure the Peggy character gets enough screen time.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM

The family think the embassy “is a safe place for them,” Musfafa said.

A U.S. embassy in north Africa? Sure.

Lolo on June 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

With death threats coming from her brother and others,

Just say YES to multiculturalism!!! We are so unworthy.

WryTrvllr on June 27, 2014 at 9:29 AM

he security at that embassy is probably local and composed of islamic savages. Just like what Ambassador Stevens got.

ConstantineXI

Exactly what I was thinking. She’s not safe ANYWHERE–just like the film producer Van Gogh, cut down in the streets in Europe.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

A U.S. embassy in north Africa? Sure.

Lolo on June 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

The last time an embassy on that continent was safe was when it was ringed with Englishmen behind Lewis guns.

LawfulGood on June 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

The only thing I wonder about (admittedly not much) is whether this will be a reason, or merely an excuse. They’ve wanted to level every Western embassy on their “holy soil” for decades anyway, and it’s virtually impossible to be “respectful” enough to keep them from claiming a casus belli. Often just from the fact that an embassy exists.

I think about that too. I keep dreaming that they will evacuate embassy staff and everyone else, and burn the place down as they leave Sudan. Then I remember that both Clinton and Obama called Stevens their friend.

I’ll keep on praying. Not just for captives (which included Tahmooressi from the beginning, also Pelletier until she was released) but for us in the United States. In my worst nightmares I couldn’t see being ‘governed’ by people who viscerally despise this country but that’s where we are.

Shay on June 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

[I]t still would be tricky to get Ibrahim and her family out of the embassy and onto a plane, short of a helicopter — which would still have to transit Sudanese airspace.

We own Sudan’s airspace if we want to take possession of it.

PersonFromPorlock on June 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

We own Sudan’s airspace if we want to take possession of it.

PersonFromPorlock on June 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

We could own the whole bloody nation – pun not intended – if we had a mind to.

LawfulGood on June 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

This woman’s faith leads me to believe that God will shortly deliver a miracle. Of course it wouldn’t be recognized by the rest of the world as such.
Brings to mind Daniel 3:17-18

leftamark on June 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Send more Marines to that embassy, and lots of ammunition.

kjatexas on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

eon on June 27, 2014 at 8:32 AM

You see things clearly.

Our biggest mistake is assuming the enemy thinks like us.

This family is not safe. Nor are we.

itsacookbook on June 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Islam: the only religion in the world where death threats come from your brother. Islam is a barbaric cult mired in the Middle Ages.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:23 AM

They’re not even up the Dark Ages.

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I imagine the embassy staff and perhaps the American ambassador is Muslim. She isn’t safe at the embassy.

BL@KBIRD on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Ibrahim flees to US embassy in Khartoum

Good.

Someone — it’s not clear yet who — vouched for Ibrahim and her agreement to stay in Sudan in order to win her release. If she flees, the guarantor will be liable for her refusal to obey.

It’s best not to know who this is for it would give the loving brother another target.

The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim and allow her to leave the country with her husband and children, but thus far the Sudanese government remains obstinate in the matter.

Yes, but based on their obstinate history, my fear is this will not end well.

rukiddingme on June 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

God help her ’cause the Choom Gang won’t.

The problem is Islamists don’t exactly respect the sovereign status of embassies.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

And O is no Jimmy Carter.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

“We can’t take sides”

-President Obama

portlandon on June 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Our State Department is notoriously infested by right-wingers.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Your comments brighten my day, seriously. I just about hurt myself laughing at this. Please keep up the good work, whoever you are. Best fake troll ever. :-)

Doomberg on June 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

OTMore bullcrap from the religion of peace

Shay on June 27, 2014 at 11:18 AM

And not to pick nits but Benghazi was a consulate not an embassy.

Not to pick nits but Benghazi was not even a consulate.

It was not an official State Dept. facility at all, just an “annex” (whatever that means exactly) to a secret CIA facility.

Does not change that fact that the US ambassador should have been protected by the US.

Bob from Ohio on June 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I’m sure Obama will do the right thing.

John the Libertarian on June 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Couldn’t Obama land Air Force 1 and make a State Visit out of it and than bring this woman home. I doubt if they have a runway long enough for that plane. There is no way this stupid president would even have the guts to try and get her out.

garydt on June 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Ahh ….
Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Framk is it? You are a mental midget.

Read some books Frank.
Start with one written by Whitaker Chambers and work your way to the present.
Get back with us after you’ve read Perjury by Allen Weinstein.
You say … State Department is run by right wingers
What a friggin’ moronic statement.

Missilengr on June 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Frank Lib is a Trool or a Tool?
I suppose his statement is so moronic that it must be bait and I fell for it. Oh well … my fingers needed the exercise.

Missilengr on June 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

“The family think the embassy ‘is a safe place for them…’”

This will depend entirely on whether John Kerry’s State Department views their mission as protecting refugees or collecting bargaining chips.

wagnert in atlanta on June 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Mooch will take a vacation there…and go get her!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Don’t you just love the “freedom” “moderate” Islam offers?! It’s hard to say what the world is more ignorant about, the true Christian faith vs the legion of caricatures about it, or the faith of the vicious, deceitful butcher prophet Mohammad (http://www.inthenameofallah.org/Muhammad%20&%20Deception.html) vs the legion of enabling frauds about the degeneracies. God save us.

russedav on June 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Don’t you just love the “freedom” “moderate” Islam offers?! It’s hard to say what the world is more ignorant about, the true Christian faith vs the legion of caricatures about it, or the faith of the vicious, deceitful butcher prophet Mohammad (http://www.inthenameofallah.org/Muhammad%20&%20Deception.html) vs the legion of enabling frauds about the degeneracies. God save us.

The last should read “the legion of enabling frauds trying to cover up the degeneracies.”
God save us.

russedav on June 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

American Embassies are run by the State Department.

Our State Department is notoriously infested by right-wingers.

This woman is an African African-American

No way neocons would even attempt to rescue a victim in grave danger at an American Embassy.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

just wow….. ok so now i know that this person is a troll. good info to have now i will ignore everything this person has to say in perpetuity. See how this works frank? you make an ignorant unthought out statement that judges people you know nothing about based on a lib talking point and voila…. you now have no chance of ever having your voice or opinions heard and actually listened to. now had you behaved with even a modicum of decency and attempted a real discussion i may have listened to your point of view and researched it to see if you were accurate… but now i am just gonna fluff you off as an ignorant low info voter who only prattles about talking points and cant be bothered to learn.

katee bayer on June 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Kudos to the State Department

Sorry, they don’t deserve kudos for barely doing their job. She’s the spouse and mother of US citizens, and she would have had her own green card months ago, if the State Department hadn’t been so slow and pig-headed. If we can’t shelter our own citizens’ family members when they’re facing imminent death, then we no longer deserve to call ourselves a country. She should be granted immediate asylum, and taken out of the country under armed US Marine escort. Any attempt to interfere should be considered an act of war.

notropis on June 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

katee bayer on June 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Katee, here’s the problem. Frank isn’t a real liberal. He’s a professional fisherman. He’s normally a better one than this, however. This one is over the top. For instance:

1- “State Department is notoriously infested by Right-wingers”. This one is probably the worst of the group. No one, in half of their right mind believes this, and likely even most liberals wouldn’t bite on this one either. This one is truly for the LIV’s that sometimes come on here and comment.

2 – “This woman is an African American”
Standing alone this doesn’t seem too problematic, until you put it in context with #3.

3 – “No way neocons would ever attempt to rescue a victim in grave danger at an American Embassy.”
This is the winner. This is not the Bush Administration. “Neocons” are not in power any longer…the Choom Gang is. But when taken with #2, this would be a perfect comment to be made by a liberal under the Bush watch.

Overall, this is not one of his better fishing expeditions, but he’s managed to get a couple of you riled up. Normally, his posts attract the LIV’s to jump on board as well, which is also funny in and of itself.

USNCVN on June 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I am pretty sure that if the Sudanese were to break international law with regard to the embassy, Obama would be right on top of it, dialing I911 and complaining to the International Police.

PersonFromPorlock on June 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Barry Obama will send her back. She’s a Christian. Her other option is once at the embassy to quickly register as a Democrat. That may save her.

steveracer on June 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

The best outcome would be for Sudan to give up on its weird and inexplicable persecution of Ibrahim and allow her to leave the country with her husband and children, but thus far the Sudanese government remains obstinate in the matter.

Not weird and inexplicable..it’s normal in Islam..Apostasy = death penalty in most Muslim countries

sadsushi on June 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

USNCVN on June 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

haha thanks. although to be honest i am not really riled up or angry i was just rather surprised by the stupidity.there really are not a whole lot of things that get me riled. well except bigotry in all its forms. i hate that crap. dont particularly care what color people are or what religion they are EVERYONE should be treated with decency and kindness. but thats the way i was raised. Catholic school girl here. but i am getting old according to my husband and children so i guess i see things a bit differently then the younger folks here.

katee bayer on June 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Hopefully no one puts a new video up on YouTube in the mean time…would hate for peaceful protests of it to get out of hand…

nextgen_repub on June 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Big mistake by Ibrahim. Do the Canadians not have an embassy there? Wait until Barry trades her to Boko Haram for a promise that they’ll give up their nuclear weapons or something.

joe_doufu on June 27, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

He We have lots of really dumb trolls at HA and it appears you may be the dumbest of all.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 8:26 AM

It was so outlandish that I assumed on “first read” that it was parody.

Trochilus on June 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM