Sudanese woman: ‘Magic potion’ bewitched her, brother says, but still wants her hanged if she doesn’t renounce Christianity

(As posted to my Gazette blog on Thursday)

The Sudanese woman sentenced to be whipped and hanged simply because she is a Christian will have another day in court. She has launched an appeal of the conviction, which has drawn international criticism.

Meanwhile, the man who denounced Meriam Ibrahim in the first place — her brother, one Al Samani Al Hadi Mohamed Abdullah — reportedly said in a CNN interview that he did it because his family are “Muslim people,” according to a report on The Telegraph site. And that she should be hanged if she doesn’t renounce Christianity and become a Muslim.

And furthermore, he reportedly said, she was  “given a magic potion” to bewitch her into leaving Islam . . .

Hmm . . . You think maybe Sudan would like this guy to keep his mouth shut before he embarrasses his country anymore and makes it the laughingstock of the universe?

But, let’s humour him for a minute: if the “magic potion” is to blame, how could they even consider a death sentence? And if . . . no, never mind. I don’t want to go down this particular rabbit hole . . .

Meanwhile, I’m wondering if the brother might find himself sentenced to be whipped and hanged before all is said and done?

Nothing would surprise me.

Let’s hope Meriam is freed soon, and allowed to leave Sudan.

I think I will look up an old Searchers song on YouTube . . . Love Potion No. 9 . . . and “start kissing everything in sight . . . “

Cheers

– Jillian

3 thoughts on “Sudanese woman: ‘Magic potion’ bewitched her, brother says, but still wants her hanged if she doesn’t renounce Christianity

  1. Im not religous simply because of these hypocritical moments ……. A man came down to earth ?? Ibrahim should be brought down to earth with a thump !, I didn’t realise how insecure the Muslim faith can be until I heard from a friend that had a girlfriend in the Muslim faith…. he has been threatened with death from her brothers, who actually told him if he didn’t leave her the only choice was to kill both of them !!! where was this I hear you say ? Well they lived in London together as does the rest of her family.

    Soon something is going to break ! Can you imagine World War 3 ? I can see it being the first WW that has no fronts, as the various enemies will be in the same countries as each other and indeed from the same countries as each other… guys from Birmingham fighting with the Taliban.

    We really need to learn to live with each other and chill out.

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  2. Really a magic potion. How ignorant and stupid of her brother!!! He should’ve just left her alone. Praying for the best for this woman and her children. Some religious arseholes should really be quiet.

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