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Posted: June 18, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 18, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Daniel Wani, an American citizen living in New Hampshire, was not able to celebrate Father’s Day with his wife and two tiny American children.

They cower in a filthy, bug-infested prison thousands of miles away in Sudan, where the mother, Meriam Ibrahim, is chained to a prison cell wall.

After weaning her newborn baby, she is sentenced to receive 100 lashes and then be hung by the neck till dead unless she renounces her Christian faith.

Finally last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned Sudan’s conviction and imprisonment of Ibrahim, but only after more than 380,000 people signed a petition demanding that Sudan release the mother of two and urging the Obama administration’s action in her case.

The president needs to leverage this nation’s hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid to win the release of two American children who will otherwise die in a prison with an infant mortality rate of one per day.

The situation is even more desperate now as some British papers report that the 27-year-old wife of American Daniel Wani could be flogged within days if her appeal is thrown out.

This real “war on women” is a barbaric practice that leaves its victims screaming and pleading for their lives with skin torn from their bodies.

Daniel’s brother Gabriel says the 100 lashes can kill, “while others hover ‘in bad condition’ until they are executed.”



17trillion: Posted: June 18, 2014 7:28 a.m.

"This real “war on women” is a barbaric practice that leaves its victims screaming and pleading for their lives with skin torn from their bodies."

Say it Gary! In other words, Islam!

chefgirl358: Posted: June 18, 2014 8:49 a.m.

It seems like that entire region of countries is full of barbaric practices towards women and has been since the beginning of time. It will continue to the end of time because you cannot reason with people who are doing evil things under the guise of religion. Those whack jobs are religious zealots who follow a set of rules that no normal person, particularly Americans, could ever possibly relate to or tolerate.

Genital mutilation is still practiced heavily towards women and children there, as well as rape, public stoning to death or drowning, and the pathetic thing is...the woman not only tolerate it but actually go along with it, not even trying to protect their own children, sisters, mothers, aunts, nieces, etc., from horrors that they themselves experienced, but just sort of say, oh well, those are our customs and we must abide by them.

I believe that nothing will ever change there, except that there will be controlling regimes from time to time that are actually worse than they already are, and that we should stay as far away from those countries as possible...or flatten them outright, which would be the only way to ever solve the problem for good.

As for any American that purposely travels to those regions or takes a job there...they are total idiots. You'd have to be a complete freaking dumba** to go to one of those countries expecting to be safe from their evil deeds.

Lotus8: Posted: June 18, 2014 11:29 a.m.

If you are a woman, do you really understand that a billion inhabitants of this globe don't think you should drive, that should cover yourself, should tolerate your husband beating you, should provide sex upon demand to your husband, and be subjected to honor killing by your own family should you embarrass them? That your daughters should not be educated properly?

So often, the word misogyny gets thrown around in western politics today. It almost cheapens the term by using it so much in societies where women have the most freedom in the entire world. If you are a woman, how do you not look at the billion Muslims in the world and ask, "What's up with all the woman bashing? Why is that OK?"

Until the issue of women's rights are taken seriously by Muslims globally, I don't think we should take CAIR or any of these other organizations seriously either. Tell them to get on the right side of this issue or shut their pie holes. They have no moral authority to lecture me or any American on any issue until they clean up their own house. I rightly denounce their religion for its current support of the abuse of women's rights.

It is time that we who live in countries with a free press stand up and say out loud that we won't tolerate such barbaric treatment of human beings based solely on a chromosomal difference. So much killing in the name of religion. Some guy writes a book over a thousand years ago and people in modern times use it to justify this type of behavior. Sickening.

therightstuff: Posted: June 18, 2014 12:19 p.m.

chefgirl: """You'd have to be a complete freaking dumba** to go to one of those countries expecting to be safe from their evil deeds."""

Yeah, this mother of two is a freaking dumb ass. It's her own fault that she may be lashed 100 times and hung.

How is this rationale different from blaming a woman who gets raped?

chefgirl358: Posted: June 18, 2014 1:03 p.m.

trs, I never said I blamed her specifically. And I don't know the specifics of why she is there to begin that her native country? I have no idea. It's awful no matter what. But if she willingly went there with her kids, then she is a dumba**!

It's got nothing to do with placing blame on a rape victim, which I would never do, nobody ever has a right to violate your body. But EVERYONE on the entire planet knows that those countries are not safe. You have to accept some tiny bit of accountability for getting yourself into a mess like hikers, etc. if you are a traveler to one of those places. The State Dept issues warnings all of the time not to go to these countries! As a local So Cal resident, you know not to wander through South Central alone at night flashing bling or driving a nice car while not paying attention to your surroundings, and if someone did do that and got robbed wouldn't you say, they know better than that...what the hell were they doing there in the middle of the night anyway?

I am in NO way saying that they deserve it, but in certain situations you know that you can EXPECT that sort of behavior or treatment, however wrong it is, that's how certain places work and you're out of your tree to disregard that information or think that it won't affect you. People typically make a conscious effort to keep themselves and their families as safe as possible, and that includes avoiding known bad people and places.

chico: Posted: June 18, 2014 3:25 p.m.

War on women?


They didn't ask her to renounce her womanhood.

They asked her to renounce Christianity.

It's a War on Christians.

CaptGene: Posted: June 18, 2014 8:21 p.m.

Good point Chico.

Indy: Posted: June 21, 2014 3:02 p.m.

17trillion wrote: "This real “war on women” is a barbaric practice that leaves its victims screaming and pleading for their lives with skin torn from their bodies."

Say it Gary! In other words, Islam!

Indy: You should do a little research on the torturing that the Catholic Church did right up to the early 1800s to the ‘non-believers’ . . .

That’s why I keep reiterating that we need to move away from the parts of religion that no longer map to the modern world regardless of what religion.

tech: Posted: June 22, 2014 7:44 p.m.

You can't do that by referencing events that happened hundreds of years ago and no longer are representative of modern policy, Indy. The discussion is about current events.

Try to keep up. --edited.

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