Fox News: The Kelly File
September 16, 2014
This is a rush transcript from "The Kelly File," September 15, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
MEGYN KELLY, HOST: Sentenced to die for her Christian faith, Mariam Ibraheem spent six months in a Sudanese prison shackled to the floor. Accused of converting from Islam to Christianity, she was willing to die rather than embrace Islam.
After a global outcry her sentence was overturned, and last week she walked into the Fox News studios and sat down for her very first interview.
KELLY (voiceover): It was a case that highlighted the brutal dictates of hardcore Sharia law, a Christian woman in Sudan sentenced to hang to death for allegedly abandoning Islam.
TONY PERKINS, PRESIDENT, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL: Because of her Christian faith -- she's been charged with Apostasy and with adultery, because she married a non-Muslim, the marriage is not recognized.
KELLY: But Mariam Ibraheem says she was always a Christian, the same as her mother. A claim a Sudanese court rejected as it threw her in jail with her toddler son. She had married a Catholic, with American citizenship, and as she and her American son sat in prison, Mariam gave birth to another child, knowing she'd been sentenced to hang.