I always say, First Think, Then Think Again. That is part of Engaging Your Brain. Don’t let emotion rule. But right now. Right this second. I am imploring you to go to Amnesty International and sign this petition. Then go to the Family Research Council and sign this petition. Then go to the ACLJ and sign their petition. After you have done that we can talk and Think. Some of my friends don’t much approve of the Family Research Council or the ACLJ, others don’t put much trust in Amnesty International, right now I don’t care. Right now is not the time for diddling, now is the time for action. My feelings border on letting emotion rule my thinking but I challenge anyone to talk me down from this position.
Signing a petition is not much and is not enough. Make a call, send an email, let Washington know that you will remember a President who maybe just hasn’t heard about it on the news yet. Let your representatives know that besides passing a resolution, they should be putting the word out, all they have to do is mention Meriam Yehya Ibrahim once a day to reporters who are hanging on their every word. They don’t have to do more that just mention her name. That many impressions in the ears of reporters will make some of them take notice. Imagine if our elected officials would do just that little thing, how much pressure could be brought on the Sudanese government. Unfortunately it is summer and many (most) Americans aren’t paying attention to things that deserve their attention. I haven’t outlined what is going on for a reason.
At a practice many years ago, Alabama football coach Bear Bryant was asked if he was concerned that some of his players didn’t know what was going on. Coach Bryant replied, No, the ones that bother me are the ones who don’t even suspect anything is going on. It is the duty of a good citizen to pay attention and know what is going on. This article will help to bring you up to date in case you have missed it until now.
The United States Senate has unanimously passed a resolution “condemning the death sentence against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman accused of apostasy.”. In Great Britain Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, told MailOnline: “The plight of Meriam Ibrahim has outraged and shocked many people across the world. The UK govenment must speak out firmly against her barbaric sentence and continue to call on the Sudanese government to revoke it.” The DailyMail also reports, “The United Nations needs to intervene to stop a Sudanese mother of two being executed for marrying a Christian, senior MPs from all parties have demanded.”
OK. Now being rational, there are many unimaginable travesties taking place around the globe and despite all the talk from well-meaning people there may not be any stopping such a pathetic government carrying out what it sees as a just sentence. There is so much that is so wrong in the world today, you could well say there are more important issues to be tackled. I say, I couldn’t sleep if I didn’t at least raise my feeble little voice in this instance. Signing a petition may be a waste of time, we will see. Demanding more action from the U.N. may be seen as lunacy. Doing nothing at all I will say is unacceptable. We can be better than this, we must be better. No better place to start than right here, right now. Make a difference. It will make you feel better if nothing else. The outcry is being heard, I truly believe she will be spared because the people of the world have raised their voices against the Sudanese government.
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