The horrifying situation in the Sudan with the woman who has been sentenced to death for apostasy continues to get worse. Now the woman’s brother is speaking out and saying that if she does not convert to Islam, she deserves to be killed for it. And he’s the guy who turned her in.
Al Samani Al Hadi Mohamed Abdullah said that he denounced his sister to the authorities because his family are “Muslim people.” He claimed that Ms Ibrahim, 27, was born as Abrar Al Hadi but changed her name when she was drugged by her husband, Daniel Wani. And he said that, if she did not return to the devout family fold, she should be hanged.
“It’s one of two; if she repents and returns to our Islamic faith and to the embrace of our family, then we are her family and she is ours,” he said.
“But if she refuses she should be executed,” he told CNN…
But Mr Al Hadi is adamant that she should be punished – and accuses Mr Wani of forcing her conversion.
“Her now-husband Daniel – this ‘priest’ – he gave her magic potions drink,” he said. “Or something that allowed him to convert her.”
Mr Al Hadi said that his sister cut off all ties with the family and disappeared – until, Mr Al Hadi said, “we discovered it was because they were hiding her in their house.”
He continued: “When she was caught, we our sister’s face was different, the way she looked at us was different.
“She was bewitched, like an unconscious person. She didn’t know any of us. When she stood in front of the court she said her name was Meriam Yahya Ibrahim. We were shocked by that name.”
And he said that the family would “not deny Islamic law” – even if that meant the execution of his sister. “This is what the law states and we will never allow any distortion of that.”
He added: “If she dies we will have enforced God’s word. The solution is that she is executed. As we have been ordered by our Prophet, peace be upon him: ‘He who barters his religion you must kill.’
“The world should not involve itself in our family affairs. This is a family and these are our private affairs. We don’t want outside involvement.”
Oh, fuck you. The state is putting her to death, this is not a family fucking squabble. I increasingly find myself completely unable to fathom this kind of barbarism. I simply cannot conceive of how any human being could ever think this way. I just can’t.