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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Some good news for a change



Meriam Ibrahim who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam, the 'religion of peace', has been flown to Italy. Story here.

She was sentenced to hang for apostasy by a Sudanese court and gave birth while shackled in jail. 

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  1. Llandaff Pelican24 July 2014 at 22:33

    The other piece of good news is that, while Byzantine Barry has been silent about Christian suffering in Mosul, a professor of Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University spoke up for them on 'Thought for the Day.' Listen to it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023hl33

    This is just another reminder that we need to be more nuanced about how we speak of Islam because there are intelligent voices from the Islamic community - just like those who have started a Downing Street petition to outlaw the wearing of the Hijab which they consider to be undermining of community cohesion.

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  2. Yes, I heard Professor Mona Saddiqui give her Though for the Day. It was not only moving, but deeply reassuring to hear an account of Islamic inclusivity that is so often silenced by the hysteria of those who are in denial about their British identity. Prayers for Mosul indeed. Interestingly, I can't find any comment by either the Archbishop of Canterbury or York, alongside your own Archbishop in Wales.

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