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On Monday, Rifqa Bary was back in juvenile court against the Islamic machine in America -- a strategy driven by un-indicted co-conspirator CAIR, who is working very closely with the Bary parents (who have been noticeably absent the last two hearings.) In their continuing quest to isolate Rifqa and remove the buffers between her and the cold, cruel Islamic world, Mohamed Bary's Islamist lawyer, Shayan "Shaytan" Elahi, tried unsuccessfully (yet again) to get her trusted lawyer John Stemberger removed as counsel for Rifqa. But Shaytan did succeed in hurting Rifqa. Rifqa's dear friend Suzanna is no longer allowed to visit with her, simply because Mr Elahi filed a completely bogus complaint against her. Rifqa is very discouraged because of this.
This is part of their ongoing strategy to isolate her from the people she loves the most. This is disgusting behavior coming from the people who supposedly have her best interests at heart. This, along with releasing Rifqa's private diary to the Orlando Sentinel, is further evidence of the type of psychological abuse that Rifqa lived with on an ongoing basis. She must be protected from her parents, from the Noor mosque that warned her parents to straighten her out "or else," and the mafia style tactics of CAIR.
Monday's proceedings are going to be lumped into the criminal matter: the complaint about the "incorrigible" " bad child" who is an honor student is going to be rolled in to the new dependency hearing that's going to occur in her case. The juvenile criminal complaint (filed by the "loving" parents) was continued it and rolled in with the big, other second thing that happened. When everyone got into the courtroom, Elahi basically said that they were dismissing their complaint based on claim that Rifqa was an incorrigible child, and here was a new second amended complaint. So he had them: every time everyone gets into the courtroom, Elahi hands them all something new, with no notice, and expects it to be heard right away.
And so on Monday he handed the judge and Rifqa's defenders this new document, on new dependency proceedings that were opened in Ohio. Now this is a big deal, because this is the kind of proceeding that can actually move jurisdiction to Ohio. But the problem is this: what dependency is. It is when a family abuses children. Elahi's complaint, however, was very unclear: it didn't allege any abuse at all. So basically it was saying, "We think she should be a dependent of the state of Ohio, but we didn't do anything wrong." So it was and is very suspect.
This complaint was drafted a week ago and filed Monday at 3:00pm, literally right before the hearing began. It was faxed to the judge at the start of the trial. This was dirty pool. It was very dramatic. Judge Dawson looked at it and said that if it had been issued in the state of Florida he would throw it out, as it was legally insufficient. Elahi was trying to have it both ways. My only fear is about what could happen. This is just speculation, I don't know, but it is possible that the parents could have said something like this in the initial investigation: "Yes, we did hit Rifqa but we didn't mean it," or "we raised our voice, yes, we did break the laptop but we weren't going to hit her with it" -- anything like that would justify a dependency case, but they denied everything.
That is, during the investigation, if they had said anything at all even approximately close to corroborating Rifqa's story about what had transpired, Ohio would have opened an investigation. That's the very thing they're looking for in the Ohio jurisdiction. But because they lied completely, they canceled out everything. So Ohio said OK, if we have nothing, we'll close up the files: there are no allegations of abuse in Ohio.
Originally Ohio had investigated this, but they cleared the parents because the parents said they did nothing wrong. And they didn't interview Rifqa Bary herself, which was insane. Based upon that, they dismissed the matter on the dependency proceedings that were in their office.
But there were allegations of abuse. That's why her original attorney and whoever else called the DCF in Florida. That's how the case got transferred to Florida -- because there were the abuse and the neglect claims there. So now the Barys' lawyers are trying to say, we want out of this, we want the dependency matter but the parents didn't do anything wrong. The only thing they could do that's slippery here, since they didn't admit in the FDLE report, would be to emphasize that Mohamed Bary raised the laptop up in the air in front of Rifqa. That could be enough of a little crack in the door to allow the investigation to move to Ohio. And then the dependency hearing would proceed in Ohio.
But I don't think that's going to happen. I think Judge Daniel Dawson is very astute. I believe he's a child advocate. I think he was very skeptical about this complaint. He's going to talk with the judge in Ohio about it, and then he's going to have a hearing and rule on it. The fact that they created the document a week ago and then just filed it today was such news in and of itself -- Elahi didn't give any notice of what was coming. That was the second big thing that happened Monday.
The third thing was that Elahi announced that he was filing a criminal complaint against the Lorenzes. A couple of astute newspaper reporters actually checked with the police department, and they said they had no investigation going on. So apparently Shaytan Elahi just wrote this letter, and now everybody is making a big deal about it. The stupid media didn't even cover it right, but a couple of reporters did get it right. And apparently it's just a letter Elahi wrote -- the police are not doing anything with it. Even the FDLE cleared the Lorenzes and said that there was no criminal wrongdoing with anyone they looked at -- and they interviewed the Lorenzes extensively.
Here is the problem that Rifqa's defenders have: one can only introduce evidence that relates to the scope of the petition, and the petition is worded very narrowly. But the death threat is very real. The death threat was made by Mohamed Bary and it is based on the penalty under shariah law for apostasy.
Unlike the majority of the dhimmi media herd, IBD has the displayed careful thought and analysis in its latest oped on Rifqa.
Based on the facts of the case — along with prior Muslim father-daughter "honor killings" inside America — we would argue that the concern is, on the contrary, very real. Consider that:
• Bary swore in a court filing that her father confronted her in her bedroo m and said: "If you have this Jesus in your heart, you are dead to me!" And then, picking up a laptop as if to hit her, he allegedly added: "I will kill you!" A friend reported the incident to local police.
(The father, Mohamed Bary, admits grabbing the computer but says he meant only to throw it. He denies threatening her life.)
• The daughter also swore that her father punched her in the face on the way to mosque one day because she complained about wearing a hijab. (The father denies striking her.)
• Bary also testified her family's radical mosque told her father to "deal with the situation" of her Christian conversion, a thinly veiled reference, she says, to honor killing.
The CAIR lawyers assured Florida investigators that there's no such thing as honor killings in Islam. In fact, there is a requirement in Shariah, or Islamic, law for killing publicly declared apostates, and Bary announced leaving Islam on her Facebook page.