U.S. ought to send a platoon of Marines to escort Meriam Ibrahim to safety

And so the disrespect by the Sudanese government for America continues. Last night it was widely reported that Meriam Ibrahim had been released from prison. However, as reported today by CNN, she was rearrested Tuesday at an airport as she was trying to leave the African country. Ibrahim, her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children were stopped at an airport in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and then detained and interrogated at Khartoum’s national security headquarters.

Why didn’t the U.S. State Department provide escort for this family to depart this Islamist state? Where are Barack and Michelle on this case?

This is blatant disregard for and an affront to an American citizen.

Wani, in a phone call to CNN, also said that he and his family were being held at the national security office, but did not provide details. The developments came a day after Ibrahim’s legal team announced she’d been released from prison after weeks of international controversy over her conviction on apostasy and adultery charges.

The case began when one of Ibrahim’s brothers, a Muslim, filed a criminal complaint saying her family was shocked to find out Ibrahim had married Wani, a Christian, after she was missing for several years, according to her lawyer. The court considered Ibrahim a Muslim because her father was Muslim, but she proclaimed to be a Christian. So she was charged with adultery, because a Muslim woman’s marriage to a Christian man is illegal in Sudan, and with apostasy, accused of illegally renouncing her original faith.

“I am a Christian,” she said during her sentencing hearing last month, “and I will remain a Christian.”‘ After her sentence drew international condemnation from rights groups and foreign embassies in Khartoum — including those of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada — an appeals court this month ruled that the judgment against her was faulty, and she was released, according to her lawyer.

The arrogance of the Sudanese government is demonstrated by the statement of Sudanese Parliament speaker Fatih Izz Al-Deen, who defended the conviction last month, insisting thhe claims that Ibrahim was raised as non-Muslim are untrue. She was raised in an Islamic environment, Al-Deen said.

The message needs to be sent to Sudan by a platoon of U.S. Marines who will escort this family out of this backassward barbaric state to safety. The Sudanese have crossed a “red line” — they are unlawfully detaining an American family. But then again, why not? Obama has allowed the Mexican government to do the same to U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. Obama has allowed the Iranians to do so to American Pastor Saeed Abedini. Obama has allowed the North Koreans to do so with American Kenneth Bae.

But Obama made a big deal about recovering a known deserter as he released five senior Taliban. I have to ask again, whose side is he on?

139 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Obama hates this country. There is no doubt in my mind about that. His actions tell the story.

  2. This is simply more evidence that Obama is a Muslim. How can we expect him to send in a platoon of marines when he is most likely in agreement with the Sudanese government?

    • CUT OFF ALL MONIES GOING TO THESE ARAB NATIONS IMMEDIATELY, NO FOOD SUPPLIES, WEAPONS, NOTHING. STOP THEIR IMMIGRATION IMMEDIATELY, AND SHIP THOSE HERE HOME UNLESS THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR SOME OTHER FAITH THAN ISLAM!

  3. Nuke Mecca. I have had enough of the “Religion of Peace”. It is time it went to the same place as Japanese Emperor Worship.

  4. No need to ask which side he is on. Every action he has ever taken shows like a neon signpost in the desert. The man is Muslim through and through. He hides behind the Christian facade when its convienent, supplies al-queada with billions in cash-weapons-ammunition-advisors-stingers-and the list goes on and on. B,ut he uses alqueadas frint group the Muslim Brotherhood, which incidently it is a muslim Brotherhood member that is noe in charge of Homeland Security, isnt that a coincidence?

    • Once he was being interviewed by some liberal news station, and he slipped and said he was Muslim. The Interviewer covered for him, and said you meant Christian, and he said yes. He is as Christian as ISIS is.

  5. She IS NOT an American citizen and as such, we should not be involved other than efforts to seek a diplomatic end to her incarceration. Similarly with FORMER US Marine, Tahmooressi, he is simply a US citizen who is in trouble in Mexico. He was not on active duty and is neither a POW nor a illegal detainee. The fact that the media and others refer to him as a Marine is very misleading since he was discharged in 2012. He broke their laws and is being held. Again, we should push for release but this is not something which requires action from our highest level of government and trust me….I’m no Obama lover.

    • Just a real quick note. There is NO such thing as a “FORMER” Marine. Per the CMC all Marines past and present are to be referred to as Marines. Also as Marines we never leave a brother or sister behind, so it doesn’t matter if he got out 50 years ago. So referring to him as a Marine is not misleading it is what he is and will always be. That is all.

      • Amongst each other and with clarification, I agree. When dealing with the public you need to spell it out or they will not understand. Last time I checked, our side was the side you could count on for accurate and truthful information and I hope we keep it that way.

      • We havn’t heard a word of truth since odumbass started his first campaign. Yhe libral are great at lying an trying to cover thing up..

      • Dan, are you sure your elevator goes to the top floor b/c if you think all you hear from our side is the truth, then you really need to find a good and I mean good Psychiatrist!

      • Absolute NOT….but I find more truth on this side than the other d that’s why I’m here.

      • I’ve served this country for almost 40 years now between the Marines and my service in local law enforcement. Where in this thread has anyone defined our countries principals and who made you in charge of checking?

      • And depending on the circumstances, which still have yet to be fully vetted, so are her kids. But we’re not talking about THEM!

      • Ok, so it’s likely that the entre family is American, u sine she’s not we sit back and do next to nothing. That makes a lot of sense.

      • None of which are relevant to the facts and circumstances which placed him in their custody.

      • I’m a veteran too. Does that relieve me of all responsibility for my actions and make everything I do subject to rescue by our government without any need for me to take proper precautions and/or uphold the law when I leave the country?

      • there wasn’t much the mexicans had to arrest him on, but mexico is the iraq of the new world

    • mexico sucks, that’s why all their population is coming to America, I say stay home and fix your own government’s problems instead of causing more here with your mass invasion to our country to collect freebies

  6. As far as I am concerned Obama is on the wrong side, known as the Dark Side. We can only pray he sees the LIGHT before it is too late !!!!

  7. “And so the disrespect by the Sudanese government for America continues”. Imbecilic detritus from an imbecile.
    “But Obama made a big deal about recovering a known deserter as he released five senior Taliban.”
    This from a disgraced buffoon and braggart, one term loser thoroughly rejected by his peeps! Make your money while you can, “uncle Al”, lord knows you won’t make it in congress or ANY other elected position. The Pres. pees on you.

    $arah Palin / Mitch Bachmann ’16
    All quit, no sh*t!

  8. Today Allen West is saying this:

    “But Obama made a big deal about recovering a known deserter as he released five senior Taliban. I have to ask again, whose side is he on?”

    Six months ago he was saying that:

    “Then there is Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl still held by the Islamic terrorist Haqqani network, probably in Pakistan, in the same place where Osama Bin Laden was hiding. This past POW/MIA national day of recognition, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reiterated a pledge to secure the young Army NCO being held captive, but have there been any actions? Any time, attention, or even mention from the Commander-in-Chief? Nah, no camera highlights in it for him.”

    http://www.allenbwest.com/2013/12/men-obama-left-behind/#q2WTO2TwHUzf15gf.99

    Does anyone take him seriously?

    • Rafael ! It appears that you took this out of context! Col. West was referring to several situations there and used Bergdahl as an example! I don’t think anyone expected to give up 5 Main-line terrorists for one guy! Especially if the guy was a deserter! Sure we needed to work to bring him back here, but at what cost?

      • Yeah, we should have brought him back and court martialed him for desertion, but, you notice how that wasn’t done!!

      • All terrorists, if proven a actual terrorist would be shot in the back of the head. Kinder than what these smucks are doing to everyone not a Muslim right now.

      • His platoon knew what happened. All of those brave soldiers coming out for their 15 minutes where there. Allen West wasn’t the only one calling for his release (until it was done of course). Why didn’t they come forward then? For sure they knew then what they know now.

      • Uh, right BUT you forget to mention that OBAMA made them all sign GAG ORDERS preventing his platoon from speaking the truth. Oh yeah, weak liberal mind forgot the facts…again!

    • You’re assuming that Col West knew back then that Bergdahl had walked off on his own. But that fact isn’t mentioned in that earlier article, so he probably did not know. Also the trading of the 5 terrorists wasn’t mentioned in that article either. Changes things don’t you know.

      He never said we should be negotiating with the captors of any of them.

    • Who knew anything about Sgt. Bergdahl six months ago? Most of us knew his name and he was being held by an Islamist group in or near Pakistan. Nothing about the circumstances of his captivity.

  9. Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. Destroying America and anything or anyone American is his Jihad. By the time enough of you figure this out – it will be too late.

    Why do you all think our southern border is wide open?

  10. ***I disagree with Allen West. We do NOT need to send our Marines anywhere else. Enough military personnel have died and been maimed for lost causes!

    • Not for, but because of lost causes…and those lost causes are LIBERALISM, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, RACISM, and all that go hand in hand with!

    • If the Marines are given their head, rather than suffering ridiculous rules of engagement, formulated by someone who never wore a uniform, unless they were a bus driver or the good humor man, it would not be a lost cause.

      In this case, get in, kick ass as needed, grab the “packages” and get out. I’m sure there are Ospreys (Tilt rotor aircraft) Or Sea Stallion helicopters (HH-53s) sitting on ships that could get right close, since Sudan has a relatively long sea coast, that could put them right on the courthouse lawn. With some F/A-18s stacked up above to provide any extraction help needed.

      Once the choppers or Ospreys are “feet wet”, send the F/A-18s to pay the respects of the people of the United States to the facility where they are now held and to the leadership of the country.

  11. America needs another kick ass leader like Patton.. Go kick some ass, keep what we take and sacrifice lives for. “Peace through strength’ is the only thing other countries understand. Right now we have a Mamsy Pansy pantie wearing treasonous thug in office He probably suggested she gets re arrested just to toy with American hearts.

  12. The Marines are not an escort service. They should not be involved with getting this lady or her family out of Sudan. Mr. West if you think armed intervention is necessary then you need to volunteer for the mission and lead a group of other armed volunteers and not start demanding that the Marines be put in harms way for this. At one time I thought you were potential Presidential material, but with this proclamation I can see you are not. I agree that obama is pretty much worthless, but the Marines are not the answer here.

    • Sir, the Marines are ALWAYS the answer when the world gets a little screwy. This is an American citizen, and their job IS to protect each and every one of us. If it was your daughter about to have her beautiful head separated from her body, you’d be down with the Semper Fi too! Straighten up! Stop enabling the weak liberal minds to overcome and defeat you. Man up! Nut Up Or –please just shut up! Ya heard?

    • Most U.S. Marines I know and have known would be highly insulted to be left out of harm’s way like you suggest. I think that the Marines and G.I.’s should still be there. We haven’t exited Europe, Japan or Korea yet. There is no end in sight to the terrorist attacks anywhere, it was and is in our best interest to keep a strong military presence there.

  13. If we had some real upper level leadership with some guts in this country our POTUS would have
    stepped up to the plate on this an other instances such as the marine being held in Mexico, the minister in Iran, two US citizens in Afghanistan. IF our POTUS or USSOS would have been in contact with the Sudanese government and they continued to refuse the release of our citizens then and only then could I see the use of force to free our citizens.

  14. We have a puppet POOTUS. Obama is the POOF of the the United States. No backbone, switches sides politically with however the winds are blowing, (not to mention sexual preference) We need a leader and not a gay POOF who’ll smile and throw out his “charm” in his eloquent style of nonsensical verbiage. Apparently, it worked well with his getting what he wanted (drugs) from old gay white men but it doesn’t with mainstream America. Perhaps an EMP wiping out all the misinformation BS and preoccupation with IPhones, IThis and IThat that people are mesmerized by.

  15. There are some countries out there that would actually bother to get their citizens out of this kind of danger. Too bad ours isn’t one of them. Oh yeah, that’s right: only if you’re a deserter.

    • Yep, trade a jihadi wannabe for 5 of our WORST TERRORIST ENEMIIES, and never mention or even try to bring home a Muslim Christian Mother, who was beaten and forced to have a baby while in chains. God Bless this young Mother who refused to deny her Savior, while we have a President, who I would say is the anti’Christ if he wasn’t so unpopular right now.

  16. Seem that every time there is a “situation” foreign or domestic, President 0bama goes golfing or has a fundraiser! Instead of trying to impeach him for releasing the terrorists, he should be impeached for dereliction of duty to all of the U.S. citizens. We owe illegal aliens flooding across our borders nothing!

    • Dereliction isn’t an impeachable offense, it’s not a crime. But treason is. It’s also the one crime defined in the Constitution, and along with bribery, one of the two specific crimes for which impeachment is authorized.

      US Constitution, Article II, Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil
      Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on
      Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high
      Crimes and Misdemeanors.

      Article III Section. 3. Treason against the
      United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in
      adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort….

      Releasing some of their top commanders certainly gave them Aid, and likely comforted them as well.

      • Thank You El Gato. I knew what you said is true and correct, I just get truly frustrated with the actions and demeanor of President 0bama. Thanks especially for being polite, usually when someone corrects me they are very rude and crude.

      • On our side: All of the flag-rank officers who were loyal to the US Constitution have been sacked or forced to retire. Those that remain are politicians in suits.

        The House can impeach but the Senate won’t vote to convict and remove, even though the evidence for treason and the number of eyewitnesses is superabundant.

        It’ll take a lot more than words. We’ll have to walk like the Egyptians to get rid of our own Muslim Brotherhood tyranny.

  17. Backward, illiterate, ignorant barbarians. That place would be better if it was glassed over and used as a parking lot.

    • Actually, you should use the same word I use for the disgusting regime of the corrupt, evil, contemptible, arrogant, illegal alien, stealth moslem, communist-in-chief, currently squatting in the White House — the Obamanation of Desolation: I call it a MISadministration (and that is the kindest, fit for general consumption, term I can use).

  18. We can be sure this is merely an attempt on behalf of the Sudanese government to test our boundaries and see how far they can without getting their hands chopped off (an apt analogy, to be sure!). It’s not unlike a child post-discipline still wanting to maintain some semblance of innocence.

  19. When you have an illegal immigrant, muslin that hates America in the White House, I would expect nothing else. I wonder if we could trade the 50 plus % that voted for him for her.

    • an illegal immigrant and muslim? will you tea publicans please find something else to whine about? talk about ignorant

  20. This is what is sweeping Africa and Europe today, as well as Detroit and other cities in America that have fallen and cannot get up. Soon, and very soon, all American Christians will have to deal with this – unless steps are taken now to alter the trend.

      • Well, it worked on them.
        No, we didn’t use fission bombs.
        Didn’t have to.
        Burned their cities from Hamburg to Dresden the old fashioned way.
        And why?
        They EARNED it!

      • In some things, yes.

        They invented Combined Arms operations.

        We copied them in that.

        They invented parachute infantry.

        We copied them in that.

        They invented city-busting.

        We copied them in that.
        As the poet observed: “The villainy you teach me I will execute; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction”.

        We didn’t copy they in other things – and that’s that.

      • We need to copy someone else entirely. The Egyptians were living under a Muslim Brotherhood tyranny. They got rid of it. It’s long past time for us to walk like the Egyptians.

  21. They will want to make an example of her but we shouldn’t let them….send in the Marines to escort her and the children home to America….

    • we cannot solve every problem by sending in the marines or by dropping smart bombs. ask the people of central america….

    • Because he is being unlawfully detained! He was in the right to have possession of those legal firearms he had, the only mistake he made, was when he made a wrong turn.

      • In Mexico, he doesn’t have the right to have possession of those firearms. You do understand that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply outside of the United States, right?

      • Yes, and not too much longer here if Obama has his way! How about the Mexican army that comes over the border here and all the drug dealers from Mexico? Guess thats A-OK.

      • The Mexican army doesn’t come over the border. And drug dealers from Mexico get tossed in jail when caught just like Tahmooressi.

  22. It would not take much to get her out…simply get a couple of good o’boys from down state Alabama and just tell them what is happening to this Christian women. and Sudan will live no longer as it is.The rescue will be fun to watch.

  23. It would be legal and Constitutional to issue letters or Marque and Reprisal to allow formation of a unit of volunteers to deal with the Sudanese piratical .government

  24. Absolutely. He hates the citizens, he hates our Constitution and our laws! He is a true islamist and it clearly reflects in his actions. Trades 5 of the worst terrorists in gitmo for a traitor who wants jihad, won’t even call Mexico for Sgt.Tamoorhesi, and definitely not going to help a Muslim Christian. I am sure he applauds their actions with respect to this Christian woman. He is a disgrace, and how anyone could have voted for him ever, is beyond me.

    • The whole point is that she’s NOT a Muslim! Her father the Muslim married her Christian mother, then abandoned both more than twenty years ago! Meriam was raised Christian, and married an American Christian. They have two American children, and she’s entitled to legal status by virtue of those relationships!

      • She is our sister, married to a citizen and mother to two more, so entitled to legal resident status, but must go through the citizenship process still too. However, she most assuredly BELONGS HERE, with her husband and children!

  25. There is something really putrid going on there – she and her two children were released after almost one million signatures on petitions from people all over the world to the Sudanese government put pressure on them to do the right thing. Obama and Kerry did nothing to help her, the State Department required DNA tests on the children to prove that they were his biological children and US citizens (they are). Why did they renege on their decision to free her when she and her American citizen husband were leaving the country?

  26. The Obama administration does not want to offend their government, U.S. citizen or not! He is messing up on this one. He would get lots more photo opp with this than with Bergdahl .

  27. Colonel West, You don’t need to ask whose side he is on: you already know the answer to that question. He promised to fundamentally change the US. He is doing exactly what he said he would do.

  28. What the Obama Administration is doing or not doing isn’t completely known, but the results are that Meriam has been re-charged, this time with fraud. Keep praying, people. May she, her husband and children be miraculously freed.

    • The husband and children were detained while re-arresting the wife; but I don’t think that they have been in jeopardy or charged with anything.

  29. Why did this woman, and her US husband choose to remain in a country where they knew these things were likely to occur. The only reason prior cases were not executed is because they publicly denounced Christianity.

    I’m not advocating she denounce her faith; but she obviously had the opportunity to get married and have a child and become pregnant with another before she was brought up on charges.

    I find the whole Sudanese law and methods barbaric; but for us to now consider sending in troops (marines) when this whole thing was completely unnecessary is unwarranted.

    If she wants to make a stand, I can understand that; but for us to take action on a sovereign nation (as backward as I think they are) is not warranted and not a good idea.

    People need to take responsibility for their lives and the lives of their children.

    And while Sudan is in my opinion, terrible, this woman AND her husband CHOSE to endanger themselves and their children by remaining in Sudan. Why? And why now should an action be taken to save them that will result in more deaths than saved?

    I know this will not be favorable…but what precedent is set? Should we not tell people to take their families to safety while they have opportunity, rather than expecting others to risk and sacrifice their lives, the cost and the hostility between nations that would be a result?

    Our nation, and many others, has freedom of religion and beliefs; Sudan does not. So why not leave? Because it is her home and she loves it? And that is a reason for us to do what?

    If she became a Christian, she left her home’s native faith; why not establish not only a new faith but also a new home, where that faith can be freely practiced and she can raise her children in it?

    I’m sorry people; but we need to stop re-acting emotionally and start acting rationally.

    I agree we and all nations should pressure and petition for the release of this woman; and request that she be allowed to come to another nation (stressing how Sudan can banish this woman in observance of their custom or law) and provide incentives potentially.

    But that is the extent and limit of what our actions should be. Sometimes people make bad choices and must live with the consequences without expectation they be transferred to others needlessly.

  30. So much for family in the Muslim tradition. For him to report his sister is beyond me. What a waste of humanity this brother is. Dear Lord bring this family back to America where she and her family can be safe. Send your angels to this family. St. Michael defend and protect this family.

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