By Susan Duclos
The persecution of Christians around the globe is not only continuing but is increasing with the latest story of a 27 year-old pregnant Christian woman in Sudan has just been sentenced to 100 lashes AND death by hanging for renouncing Islam, according to CNN.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, was convicted by a Khartoum court this week of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith and adultery for marrying a Christian man.
“The verdict is contrary to commitments Sudan has made in its own Constitution and commitments made under regional and international law; Meriam has been convicted solely on account of her religious convictions and personal status,” said Katherine Perks with the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies.
“The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion, is abhorrent and should never be even considered,” Manar Idriss, Amnesty International’s Sudan researcher, said in a statement.
This is just the most recent headlined news showing Christians being persecuted around the globe as shown by Persecution.org.
Other examples shown include, but are not limited to;
2014-05-14 Iranian Christians Tortured In Prison
2014-05-14 Iraq’s Vanishing Christians
ASIA AND OTHERS
2014-05-14 The Rise of Anti-Christianity in the West