Meanwhile, another woman “who left Islam is under a kind of house arrest by her family members for converting to Christianity… ‘I find life very difficult,’ she said. ‘I feel lonely and isolated. How long will I have to live in this state?'”
Probably for a very long time. Evidently her Sudanese family is adhering to the more “lenient” Hanafi madhhab (school of jurisprudence) which, unlike the other three orthodox schools, does not kill the female apostate out right, but rather recommends imprisoning and beating her until she sees the error of her ways (see Al Siyar Al Kabir, vol. 4, p.162).
“Sudan: Converts from Islam struggle to survive,” from Compass Direct News, April 14:
Christian woman run out of home — and beaten — while another is prohibited from leaving.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 13 (Compass Direct News) — When Halima Bubkier of Sinar town converted from Islam to Christianity last year, initially her husband accepted it without qualms. News of her conversion spread quickly, the 35-year-old mother of three said, and last Sept. 14 she came face to face with Islamic hardliners who felt her conversion to Christianity was an act of betrayal.
A few weeks later, during the daily fasts and nightly feasts of Ramadan, the Islamists blocked her husband from the communal meals because of her change in faith; he subsequently attacked her and threw her out of their home. She decided to run for refuge to her older brother, Nur Bubkier — who, having been informed of her conversion, responded by thoroughly beating her and trying to knife her.
In Sahafa, five kilometers (three miles) south of Khartoum, another woman who left Islam is under a kind of house arrest by her family members for converting to Christianity. Senah Abdulfatah Altyab was formerly a student of laboratory science at Sudan University of Technology, but today she is out of touch with the outside world.
Her education came to an end after a film about Jesus Christ led to her conversion. “I find life very difficult,” Altyab said. “I feel lonely and isolated. How long will I have to live in this state? Life without education is miserable.”