No wonder this story was not making sense. It turns out that we were not getting the straight facts from Christian leaders, Christian radio and other (Christian and secular) news sources. It is doubtful that Meriam Ibrahim is even a Christian according to information given in a ChristianNews.net article. Her mother was Ethiopian Orthodox and she converted to Roman Catholicism before marrying her Catholic husband in 2011. Once again, Christian leaders on Christian radio and in the Christian press fail to make a distinction between true born again Bible believing Christians and professing Christians (christians with a little "c", Christians in name only). Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network (link): “This is confusing for many evangelicals that look to their leaders for discernment.”
-See: Eastern Orthodox Church
-See: CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS - IS THIS AN OXYMORON?