Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Sudanese Christian Woman Subjected to Whipping Under Islamic Law

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
In Khartoum, Sudan, a young Christian woman was fined and whipped for not wearing the hijab (headscarf) in public after a group of public-order policemen arrested her when she travelled home from work on 13 April. Cecilia John Holland, 27, boarded a minibus at Badr Gardens to travel to her home in the suburb of Haj Yousif on the evening on 13 April when she was arrested. About 10 police officers forced the bus to stop and dragged her from it. Her hair was uncovered in Khartoum temperatures of 100-105 degrees F. The group of policemen forced her into their vehicle, striking her in the process. When more were arrested they were taken to a police station and held overnight. The next morning, Cecilia was taken to Islamic Court where the Muslim policemen testified against her. She was not allowed to make any kind of statement or speak in her own defence. Cecilia is one of more than two million non-Muslim southerners in and around the capital Khartoum who have been displaced as a result of the 21-year civil war. The Islamic court declared Cecilia guilty and sentenced her to 40 lashes on the back and fined her 10,000 dinars, equivalent to one third of her monthly salary. Earlier, the government insisted that all Sudanese citizens residing in Khartoum would be under shari'a (Islamic law). The police told Cecelia that no one, "not even a non-Muslim" was exempt from the Islamic dress code. (Crosswalk)

Those who promote Islamic law, also in our nations, show what kind of rule they want--their way, and their way alone. Just imagine if things were turned around and Judeo-Christian values were imposed upon Muslim citizens in North America! In the meanwhile, as reported by the previous news note, Christians are facing difficult times under a hard and inflexible Islamic law.

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