Meriam Ibraheem, a Sudanese Christian woman, was sentenced to death for refusing to give up her Christian beliefs.
In this interview with Megyn Kelly, she reveals how she was able to say no to renouncing her faith, as well as saying that she had God on her side throughout the whole ordeal.
Kelly asked Ibraheem why she didn’t just say what they wanted to hear and save her life.
“If I did that, then that would mean that I gave up. It’s not possible because it’s not true. It’s my right to follow the religion of my choice. I’m not the only one suffering from this problem. There are many ‘Mariams’ in Sudan and throughout the world.”
“My faith was the only weapon that I had in these confrontations with imams and Muslim scholars because that’s what I believe,” she said.
While Ibraheem was imprisoned, with her four-year-old child, she also gave birth to another. But she did so with chains on her legs.
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Ibraheem’s faith is remarkable in those circumstances and is something to be celebrated.
“Faith means life. If you don’t have faith, you’re not alive.”