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For the better part of the last hour I have been talking to someone who is very close to Rifqa Bary. The more that is revealed of Rifqa's story, the more urgent it is for us to ACT in defense of this child.
Rifqa Bary is an honor student, a cheerleader - a good girl. Like Amina and Sarah Said, she lived two lives: she was a happy productive successful student in school and a tortured, oppressed and brutalized victim at home. Many in her school were shocked to hear that Rifqa, the quintessential good girl, had run away from home; those close to her were not surprised at all.
On several occasions friends of Rifqa would bring her down to the school counselor because of bruises on her legs and her arms, beatings suffered at the hands of her father and brother (sounds like Islam Said). The middle school, in a serious dereliction of duty, did not report these beatings to child welfare services. Beatings were random, violent, unprovoked. Take, for example, when Rifqa and her father Mohammad were driving in the car. He would force her to wear the hijab, which she hated. In her discomfort she would slouch down, embarrassed, and her father would haul off and sock her in the face so that she never forgot to sit up straight in her costume. The beatings were regular and so much a part of the landscape of Rifqa's life, she became inured to them, just like Amina and Sarah and Aqsa and every "honor" victim.
Rifqa: "He took that laptop and waved it in the air and he was about to beat me with it, and he said, “If you have this Jesus in your heart, you’re dead to me. You’re not my daughter.” And I refused to speak but he said, “I will kill you. Tell me the truth.” In these words, bad words, cuss words. So I knew that I had to get away"
It was only when her father was warned by the members of the Muslim community at Noor Islamic Cultural Center that his daughter was an apostate, that Rifqa bolted. She had to run: he vowed to kill her in the time honored Islamic tradition of honor killings. The Noor Islamic Cultural Center has a notorious reputation for extremist ties. Salah Sultan was the scholar in residence at the Noor mosque. Patrick Poole has his story here:
Wonder what his friends at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, especially his best friend and mosque president Hany Saqr, think about that? Oh, and did I mention that Sultan used to be the religious director at the Islamic school in Hilliard, Sunrise Academy, and the scholar-in-residence for the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus? They have any thoughts on his comments? And was this what Sultan was preaching while he was touring Columbus-area mosques this month?
Here’s the transcript of his interview courtesy of MEMRI:
Al-Nas TV, December 29, 2008
Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan: The arch-murderer who commanded the campaign against Jenin in 2003 went to America a few months later and boarded a NASA space shuttle. The space shuttle was launched by NASA, and a few minutes later, it reached Texas, the land of President Bush. Then this space shuttle shattered to pieces, along with the five top American space scientists, and that commander of the Zionist airforce was on board with them. Where exactly did it shatter and fall? By Allah, Sheik Mahmoud, although I was living in America, I didn’t know that there was a city called “Palestine” in America. Sheik Mustafa, the space shuttle fell, of all places, in the city of Palestine, in President Bush’s state of Texas.
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The stone, which is thrown at the Jews, hates these Jews, these Zionists, because Allah foretold, via His Prophet Muhammad, that Judgment Day will not come before the Jew and the Muslim fight. The Jew will hide behind stones and trees, and the stone and the tree will speak, saying: “Oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” The only exception will be the Gharqad tree.
Patrick has the rat pack shot:
Sultan is also a member of the Fiqh Council of North America, which bills itself as the top Islamic ruling body in the US.
Here’s another shot of them laughing it up:
Rifqa cannot be returned to this town in Ohio where the local scholars glad hand with the likes of a jihadist Islamic supremacist genocidal sheikh like Qaradawi.
Rifqa told her story to as many as twenty adults before she fled. No one would listen.
This girl has been abused enough. When she was brought into custody in Florida, this tiny bit of a thing was shackled at the ankle and waist and incarcerated with the juvenile criminals. Shame on them.
Rifqa Bary's day in Juvenile Court is August 21st, the first day of Ramadan.
Write Crist and DCF
In the Orlando area- go to the courthouse and rally for her life.
I, once again, URGE ATLAS READERS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, TO CONTACT GOVERNOR CRIST OF FLORIDA and ask him to make sure that the Department of Children &
(DCF) keeps custody of Rifqa Bary. She cannot go back to Ohio. We have one shot with this girl. They only have to kill her once.
People can also call George Sheldon, Secretary of DCF. Contact information:
Contact Governor Charlie Crist today:
Phone Calls to (850) 488-7146
Fax letters to (850) 487-0801
or Email him at Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com
The of Children and Families
George H. Sheldon, Secretary
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 1, Room 202
Fax: (850) 922-2993
Previous Atlas posts on Rifqa:
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"