The following two recent stories of women, one under sentence of death and the second stoned to death reveals something devilish about the religion that claims its God demands their death in stark contrast to the Christian God of love who commands us to love our enemies.
1. Meriam Ibrahim (pictured at her wedding), 27, who has been shackled in jail for the last four months, gave birth five days early in the hospital wing at the Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North, Khartoum, according to a Daily Mail report.
An Islamic Sharia Judge says Ibrahim can be spared the gallows if she publicly renounces her faith and become a Muslim once again. Despite the grim reality facing her, however, Ibrahim has remained steadfast in her faith, telling her husband in a recent conversation during a prison visit that she would rather die than renounce Christ.
2. A pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned to death by nearly 20 members of her family on Tuesday, allegedly for marrying a man out of love and going against her family’s wishes. The 25-year-old woman, Farzana Parveen, is said to have been three months pregnant when her father, brothers, and other family members attacked her and her husband, Mohammad Iqbal, with batons and bricks in broad daylight before the high court of Lahore. Police investigator Rana Mujahid confirmed that Parveen’s father, Mohammad Azeem, has been arrested. The father had apparently filed abduction charges against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting. Parveen and Iqbal had been engaged for years and married against her family’s wishes. “I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it,” Mujahid quoted the father as saying. Sadly many people in Pakistan who commit violence against women are often acquitted or handed light sentences.