After her trial of persecution for her faith, Meriam Ibrahim was finally been released from Sudan into Italy, where she has received the blessing of Pope Francis.
Obianuju Ekeocha, has penned a letter of thanks to Meriam Ibrahim for her courage in staying true to her faith and enduring the abhorrent conditions of childbirth in a Sudanese prison. See it at Culture of Life Africa. An excerpt is below.
“On behalf of all African women, I thank you Meriam Ibrahim, for showing the world the indomitable courage that is at the core of authentic femininity. I say this because your pain and persecution were tied so firmly to your femininity. And so your triumph was a most powerful witness to life, to motherhood, to marriage, to love and to faith.
You are indeed a true picture of faith and virtue, a true symbol of strength and resilience. You are, in my humble opinion, a real woman of substance, an African woman of substance and your story fills my heart with courage and audacity in my own vocation to defend our African culture of life,marriage, motherhood, faith and family, no matter how difficult, no matter how shameful and no matter how painful for me.”
Obianuju Ekeocha is also known worldwide for her open letter to Melinda Gates, written in 2012, protesting the billionaire elitist’s penchant for telling Brown women how many babies they should have. That letter can be found HERE, and is excerpted below.
“Amidst all our African afflictions and difficulties, amidst all the socioeconomic and political instabilities, our babies are always a firm symbol of hope, a promise of life, a reason to strive for the legacy of a bright future.
So a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the plan and promise of Melinda Gates to implant the seeds of her “legacy” in 69 of the poorest countries in the world (most of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa).
Her pledge is to collect pledges for almost $5 billion in order to ensure that the African woman is less fertile, less encumbered and, yes, she says, more “liberated.” With her incredible wealth she wants to replace the legacy of an African woman (which is her child with the legacy of “child-free sex.”