Salman Rushdie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan, Geert Wilders ........ these truth tellers live under 24-hour guard because of Islamic death threats against them, which they received because they spoke the truth about Islam. Rifqa Bary's crime of apostasy is far worse. Her testimony is far more egregious.
Rifqa Bary is the highest value target in America. She should be under 24 hour guard. Period.
Rifqa addresses the court at her Friday hearing
There is an almost incomprehensible, misogynist column over at the Orlando Sentinel that is so inaccurate, so misinformed, so dangerous, that "columnist" Mike Thomas ought to be charged with incitement to violent honor killing.
This tool, who wrote this at the behest of his masters, got nothing right. Not one detail. Further, at no point did he consider Rifqa's testimony. At no point did he consider the consequences of Rifqa's testimony. At no point did he consider the risk to Rifqa's life.
Mike Thomas decries an "anti-Muslim" bias in the media coverage. I posit the opposite. There is an anti-Christian bias. They are vilifying the good Christians who provided sanctuary to Rifqa, who sought only to escape a promised violent end. They have been reporting only the parents' Islamist narrative -- giving Rifqa's story no air time or ink. They repeat the lies over and over again. Folks have to go to you tube to hear Rifqa in her own words. Why has not one media outlet had on an expert/scholar on apostasy in Islam? Why hasn't Ibn Warraq or Wafa Sultan been called? This borders on criminal. I heard that the completely uninformed Walid Phares was on today. The man is a political pundit, he is clueless. Robert Spencer, wherefore art thou? The only responsible expert who weighed in was Frank Gaffney here.
Not one scholar on Islam. Anywhere.
The Islamic machinery is in full swing. The ruling on Friday was unexpected. They never expected that G-d, Rifqa and the people would prevail upon the powers that be in Florida. So now they are in overdrive. Just watch.
CAIR officials handed out copies of this Orlando Sentinel article and want supporters to push the meme that Christians have brainwashed and abducted this gullible teenage girl.
Dr. Andrew Bostom states in tomorrow's American Thinker, "Rifqa Bary’s public apostasy from Islam is a watershed event which will gauge just how far into the depths of stultifying Islamic correctness we have descended".
Well, Dr. Bostom, it's worse than you imagine.
[All emphasis mine]
Claiming her Muslim father is going to kill her for converting to Christianity, Rifqa fled her Ohio home and was taken in initially by Blake and Beverly Lorenz, who head the Global Revolution Church. Blake has been quoted as saying Christians are at war with Islam and that Islam is evil. And those who share that view have embraced this case.
It brings back memories of Elián González, the Cuban boy whose arrival in Miami caused a furor as the exile community tried to block his father from bringing Elián back to the island. And then there was the right-to-life battle over Terri Schiavo, waged between her parents, who wanted to maintain her mindless body on a feeding tube, and her husband, who wanted the tube removed.
And the left was wrong on both issues. Elián Gonzalez was never given a shot. Clinton went in there with guns and kidnapped this child from his loved ones. His mother died trying to escape Fidel's Cuba. It was a crime against humanity to send Elián back to that hellhole.
And Terry Schiavo was murdered by the left. Murdered. Are they bragging that they ripped this girl from her loving family's arms and killed her? (Check out all of Atlas Shrugs' Terri Schindler Schiavo coverage here). The left loves to instruct us on whose life is valuable and whose is not.
It's clear that Mike Thomas is a mental vegetable, but you don't hear me advocating for euthanasia in his case :)
The case went to court last week. And in a rather surprising twist, rather than send Rifqa back to Ohio, Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson decided to investigate Ohio. And so the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is off to determine her survival chances there.
And in a "rather surprising twist," Governor Crist stepped in to save a child's life. SHOCKING!
Left unanswered is what business Florida has involving itself in this matter. The people best suited to determine the threat level to Rifqa are the cops and social workers in Ohio familiar with the Bary family and the Muslim community. It appeared they had worked out a good compromise plan, allowing Rifqa to go into foster care while they ensured her safety.
Yes, that's why Florida needs to investigate. The corruption of Ohio law enforcement deserves a special prosecutor. OHIO Law Enforcement COVER-UP on Rifqa Bary's Abuse. A police officer involved in this case from Columbus told my source that he had talked to 20 people, and almost all 20 said she was in fear for her life. One of Rifqa's out of state friends used to talk to Rifqa frequently on the phone. She said they had to use code words (that they had established earlier) when talking about Christianity, so that her parents would not know what she was saying on the phone.
And one of Rifqa's teachers said she knew Rifqa's life was in danger, but became very frightened when told by the school to "stay out of this"...
I just presented it, asshat. And it was published here and also here by International Christian Concern. Why don't you get off your fat ass and get to Ohio and do something really cutting edge - like questioning Rifqa's friends or doing some actual reporting?
Bingo! Investigate, man!
Did Mike Thomas bother to find out the circumstances behind the loss of the eye? Does Thomas know that Rifqa was forced to lie by her parents on how she lost that eye?
Somehow I can't imagine a Muslim extremist allowing his daughter to wear short skirts and shake pompoms in front of a crowd of infidels.
This is America, the West. Not an advanced Islamic state (at least not yet). You knew this was coming because Thomas is utterly clueless. This man knows nothing of honor killings in the West. Look at the girls here -- all of them beautiful, Westernized, dressed in a manner that perhaps Mr. Thomas would term "provocatively", eh? Those misogynists all have the same vocabulary.
Muslim girls who live in the West lead two lives. Just as Amina and Sarah Said were honor students, star athletes, soccer players, tennis players, etc., so was Rifqa. Amina and Sarah did it all. These girls led double lives. The murder always happens when the parent/family sees they have lost control of the child. In the case of Amina and Sarah, the girls ran away. The mother lured them back, and they were both dead less than 24 hours later. Aqsa Parvez had left the house and was staying with friends when she too was lured back, only to be murdered.
The girls live in a constant state of war, negotiating the terms of surrender. The tug, the back and forth, goes on for years. The negotiation precedes it for years. It is only when the parent loses control of the child -- either they run away, file for divorce, leave the faith, etc., act independently in some way, that they are murdered in the final act of control. They "win" and cleanse the family of the dishonor of their daughter's un-islamic behavior.
Most of the girls who are honor murdered in the West suffer abuse unknown to law enforcement authorities. But the friends know. Teachers know. Amina and Sarah told teachers, friends etc. So did Rifqa ....for years.
He forced her to take Islamic classes. She promised she would try to "return". Rifqa said here: "A couple of weeks later,
after I told my dad that I would follow -- I wouldn’t follow Islam, but would
learn more about it. Then he put me in class after class after class after
class, thinking that, you know, that my mind was gonna be back in it, but of
course not, I’m a follower of God, Jesus, the true living Jesus! But a couple of
weeks later my mom found a Christian book and I knew right then that it was over
for me. I had to leave.
So Mr. Thomas, you lie. Her mother discovered her journal. She called the father home -- he was on a business trip which he abruptly cut short to "deal with Rifqa". Her mom packed the bags and Rifqa .........ran for her life.
I think ole' Mike ought to take the boys out for a beer (non-alcoholic, of course). Yaser Said, Chaudhry Rashid, Mohammad Parvez -- all dear men. And so was Mohammed Shafia............. lovely men all, "obviously invested a lot in the care and upbringing of their daughters".
Another LIE. Rifqa ran away July 19th. The Barys did not contact the cops until the 30th. July 31, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus police issued an endangered missing child alert late Thursday, July 30th.
When a moderate Muslim, Mohamed Hassan, chopped his wife's head off, he called police and said, I killed my wife. He was a pillar of the Muslim community, a television producer who started a TV network called Bridges because he "wanted to improve the image of Muslims." He ripped a sword off the wall when his wife filed for divorce, and beheaded her. And then he called the cops and said, I did it. It's what they do. Who says Bary would run away?
According to police, HASSAN walked into the Orchard Park police station
shortly after 6:00 om.
Frankly, I think the Bary bags were packed to flee the country, with the killing of Rifqa taking place shortly before or after their speedy departure.
Exactly. Because Christian and Jews do not kill apostates. Muslims do.
Actually, genius, we back using honor killings in the US, Canada and Europe.
There is no individualism in Islam. There is only the Koran, the immutable word of allah. No one can reform it or reinterpret it. To do so is be a "hypocrite", punishable by ... death. Secular Muslims do not subscribe to this, but devout Muslims do, and clearly Mohamed's Bary's mosque, The Noor Islamic Center, was fundamentalist and extreme.
What difference does that make. The Christian and Jews are not killing their daughters and wives to restore their honor. Muslims are. Christians and Jews have not conducted close to 14,000 (it changes daily) Islamic attacks since 911 in the name of their g-d. These facts are .....irrefutable.
Fortunately, we have a rule of law to protect individuals from the political passions and religious doctrine of others. It is what separates us from Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The man just made the case for Rifqa. This is lefopathic mental illness.
The rule of law sent Elián González back to his father.
And ultimately, the rule of law will send Rifqa back to Ohio.
Wow. What a depraved human being.