Friday, June 6, 2014





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EDITOR's NOTE: Dr. Ishag was eventually released through Italian efforts and now resides in the United States no thanks to the President, or State Department. Today 12/11/2014 there is actually a proposal being bandied about the United Nations General Assembly proposing a global convention making criticism of Islam a crime in the signatory nations. How can free people not be critical of a political philosophy masquerading as a religion that hangs people for marrying non Muslims, imprisons children, beheads and stones people and routinely amputates the limbs of people convicted of theft? NOW CONSIDER THIS THE PRESENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PREVIOUSLY STATED THAT HE IS INCLINED TO SIGN OFF ON SUCH A CONVENTION.  Of course no treaty can become the law of the land without Senate approval but then this president has never paid much attention to inconvenient aspects of the Constitution.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2014
Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man.  We strongly condemn this sentence and urge the Government of Sudan to meet its obligations under international human rights law.  We call on the Government of Sudan to respect Ms. Ishag's right to freedom of religion, a universal human right enshrined in Sudan's own 2005 Constitution as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 
Since 1999, Sudan has been designated as a Country of Particular Concern for its ongoing, egregious, and systematic violations of religious freedom.  We continue to urge Sudan to fulfill its constitutional promise of religious freedom, and to respect the fundamental freedoms and universal human rights of all its people.
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EDITOR's NOTE: No where in the brief weak, protest to this horror of human rights does the White House even once protest the fact that Dr. Ibrahim's husband was also arrested, though later released, and that he is an American citizen with all of the potential implications for citizenship that confers on his children. There is no mention of this American's children being presently imprisoned with their mother or the court's plans to eliminate all custody rights to these children from the American father as soon as they murder his wife for the "crime" of being a Christian.

  Did no one do their homework at the State Department or the White House since the letter fails to point out these aspects of the case?  The distinct legal probability that the Children in this case are American citizens is not brought up. Why are we so particularly outraged by this case and the lack of U.S. action? We are merchant mariners and travel the world, if the U.S. government won't come to the aid of an American father who is about to have his wife beaten and hanged and his children taken from him not only in violation of international law and and every conceivable principle of human rights but in direct violation of the relevant nation's own constitution, we humble merchant mariners can expect nothing when in a jam in a foreign port. As mariners we have known for about six years now that on foreign soil we are on our own. If America can't even exercise strong diplomatic language, much less the raw power it takes to impress barbarians who pass for judges in the Sudan, what hope do ordinary citizens have if they encounter troubles with authorities in foreign lands. Americans, don't travel or do business outside of the Commonwealth Nations until the man in the White House is replaced. This case demonstrates the utter incompetence, self serving nature, and complete uselessness of our present Federal Government. This is a pretty weak suggestion, but what's left. Don't tolerate any aid of any sort to Sudan, not a penny out of the American treasury to people who hang Christians for being Christian. Don't buy any product associated with the Sudan. Raise holy hell if the U.S. ever considers sending troops to the Sudan to protect the regime, or anyone else but the threatened Christians until Sudan assures freedom of religion to all of its citizens as its constitution calls for, and as described in the United Nations Universal declaration of Human Rights.

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