Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman arrives US

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A Sudanese woman fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing has arrived the .

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag arrived Hampshire evening with her American and her children.

Welcoming her a brief stopover Philadelphia, the ’s mayor, Michael Nutter, described her as a “world fighter”.

There was global condemnation when she was to hang for apostasy by a Sudanese earlier this year.

Ibrahim’s father is Muslim so according to ’s version of Islamic law she is also Muslim and cannot convert. [eap_ad_2] She maintains she was never Muslim having been raised by her Christian mother.

Ibrahim flew from Rome to Philadelphia with her and two children, en route to Manchester, Hampshire, where her has relatives and the family hope to settle.

While in Philadelphia, Nutter said would remember her just like “others stood up so we could be free”.

He compared her to Rosa Parks, became a symbol of the civil rights movement in the when she refused to give up her seat to a white a bus in Alabama.

And he presented Ibrahim with a small replica of the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American independence.[eap_ad_3]