Remember, Islam is the only religion with a propaganda wing, and it works 24/7/365. The taqiyya (lies to advance Islam) is full on, and Rifqa's life hangs in the balance.
The fact is that this teenage girl converted to Christianity more than four years ago. Get it? This is not some ruse. The family's performance in the video is a ruse. Here is the screen shot of her myspace page from 2007 (last log on 2007)
Her savior was JC back in 2007. So Rifqa has been hiding this from her father and brother, her family since 2007.
The Christian teen also said her father had threatened to kill her after he heard that she had been baptized. (here)
And Rifqa ran for her life. She hitched to the bus and went to the only port in a storm. The Pastor Blake Lorenz. I do not think the good pastor has a clue as to what he is dealing with. Nor does law enforcement, which believes that the father is "sincere". And I am not entirely sure her lawyer is up to speed on Islam.
There are those who think she is "too emotional" in the video. I would like to see how you would react if your life was in danger and death around the corner.
If they return her to the father, it will set a standard like the Dred Scott decision did back in the day. Rifqa refers to Amina and Sarah Said. She knows. And Rifqa's crime is worse than that of the Said girls: Rifqa is an apostate.
Rifqa Bary is a target for all Islamists now. In the interest of the safety of the child, experts on Islam should be consulted, as Islam is little understood. Apologists come out of the woodwork almost immediately and obfuscate the truth.
Contrary to claims made in court, Islam DOES prescribe the death penalty for apostasy. Look at the family. Look at how the mother is dressed. Rifqa said on her video, her family is devout -- so is al qaeda.
This would be not only an honor killing, but the killing of an apostate, which adds an additional dimension.
Robert Spencer here:
Islam’s death penalty for apostates is only a dead letter if no one cares or is able to enforce it in a particular case, but it is deeply rooted within Islam. Some argue that it derives from Qur’an 4:89, which speaks of those who have embraced the Islamic faith and then turned “renegade,” directing Muslims to “seize them and slay them wherever ye find them.” Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, said, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari, vol. 9, bk. 84, no. 57). This is a universal principle in Islamic law. The Islamic scholar and ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq explains that all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence teach this: “Under Muslim law, the male apostate must be put to death, as long as he is an adult, and in full possession of his faculties….According to Hanafis and Shia, a woman is imprisoned until she repents and adopts Islam once more, but according to the influential Ibn Hanbal, and the Malikis and Shafiites, she is also put to death.”
Here is a cluebat for those who might be tempted to believe the soothing lies that are coming from Islamic apologists in connection with the Rifqa Bary story: "Why should a person who disbelieves after becoming Muslim be executed? The punishment for the apostate is execution. Why such harshness?," from Islam Question and Answer, Fatwa No. 12406 :
The punishment for the apostate is execution. Why such harshness?.
Praise be to Allaah.
The punishment for apostasy from the religion of Islam is execution. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever”
And it was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever changes his religion, execute him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh. What this hadeeth means is that whoever leaves Islam and changes to another religion and persists in that and does not repent, is to be executed. It was also proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible to shed the blood of a person who bears witness that there is no god but Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah except in three cases: a life for a life, a previously-married person who commits adultery, and one who leaves Islam and forsakes the jamaa’ah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.
This harsh punishment is for a number of reasons:
1 – This punishment is a deterrent to anyone who wants to enter Islam just to follow the crowd or for hypocritical purposes. This will motivate him to examine the matter thoroughly and not to proceed unless he understands the consequences of that in this world and in the Hereafter. The one who announces his Islam has agreed to adhere to all the rulings of Islam of his own free will and consent, one of which rulings is that he is to be executed if he apostatizes from the faith.
2 – The one who announces his Islam has joined the jamaa’ah (main body) of the Muslims, and whoever joins the main body of the Muslims is required to be completely loyal and to support it and protect it against anything that may lead to fitnah or destroy it or cause division. Apostasy from Islam means forsaking the jamaa’ah and its divine order, and has a harmful effect on it. Execution is the greatest deterrent that will prevent people from committing such a crime.
3 – Those Muslims who are weak in faith and others who are against Islam may think that the apostate has only left Islam because of what he has found out about its real nature, because if it were the truth then he would never have turned away from it. So they learn from him all the doubts, lies and fabrications which are aimed at extinguishing the light of Islam and putting people off from it. In this case executing the apostate is obligatory, in order to protect the true religion from the defamation of the liars and to protect the faith of its adherents and remove obstacles from the path of those who are entering the faith.
4 – We also say that the death penalty exists in the modern laws of man to protect the system from disorder in some situation and to protect society against certain crimes which may cause its disintegration, such as drugs etc. If execution can serve as a deterrent to protect man-made systems, then it is more appropriate that the true religion of Allaah, which Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it [cf. Fussilat 41:42], and which is all goodness, happiness and tranquility in this world and in the Hereafter should punish those who commit acts of aggression against it and seek to extinguish its light and defame its image, and who fabricate lies against it to justify their apostasy and deviation.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 21/234-231.'
Full coverage at Atlas: Rifqa Bary, "My life is at stake"
PLEASE HELP SAVE THIS TEENAGE GIRL: "They have to kill me. My blood is now halal which means because I am now a Christian, I am from a Muslim background, it is an honor. If they [my family] love god more than me, they have to kill me"
UPDATE: Related: Canada: Muslim threatened to kill his daughter after "she turned her back" on Islam (hat tip Jihad watch)
Crown prosecutors are seeking to send the head of Ottawa’s taxi union to jail for up to two years, alleging that a campaign of threatening and intimidating behaviour directed toward his daughter after she turned her back on the family’s Muslim beliefs was an honour crime.