Rifqa Bary's case is a test case in numerous ways. It involves the question of whether American courts can successfully be compelled to follow Sharia provisions regarding the imprisonment of female apostates. It will show whether the American legal system and American society are up to the challenge of defending the freedom of religion and freedom of conscience from stealth jihadists and Islamic supremacists. It will show whether Muslim girls facing a domestic situation analogous to Rifqa's have any hope, even in the Land of the Free. (Robert Spencer)
Apparently, under cover of darkness there have been a number of hearings on Rifqa Bary. Yes, without public knowledge, with NO MEDIA, Ohio has been adjudicating on Rifqa. The public hearing on the 16th was canceled, but they have been conducting hearings.
Her crime? She escaped Islam and converted to Christianity (all Atlas coverage here: Rifqa Bary: Teenage Apostate in America).
The hearing that was set for November 16th has not been rescheduled. The clerk has received no further communication from the court as to the next setting. This court does not want much to get out. John Jay, former prosecutor in juvenile court, said,"I have never ever heard of a gag order being set on a hearing date, which, in every jurisdiction or court i have ever practiced in, such matters are of public notice."
At least in Florida, they conducted these machinations in full view. Ohio does business quite differently. Rifqa is under house arrest. That much is obvious. Sharia law in Ohio.
The silence is deafening. Now more than ever, Rifqa needs our help. She cannot speak, so we will speak for her.
Rifqa is suffering at the hands of the same moral illness, the same dhimmitude that resulted in the Fort Hood jihad attack.
STAND UP FOR THIS GIRL. RALLY FOR RIFQA ON MONDAY.
We will be there at every hearing, every ruling, every motion.
They will not get away with backdoor deals to get this girl sent home.
They will hear us. They will know we are watching their every move. We will not wake up one day to find that Rifqa has been sent home to her devout Muslim household by some sharia edict set forth by the court. This is America. Whatever is done will be done in the full light of day.
I am sure you have noticed the Ohio media has been very quiet on Rifqa. Hijabed Heagney has been noticeably quiet. There is a gag order on everyone. WTF?
One November 16th hearing has been moved to December 22, 2009. This is the cause alleging Rifqa to be a wayward kind, incorrigible - the straight A, honors classes student is being sued by her devout father for being "unruly". This was the case Rifqa's parents filed against her to get her returned to Ohio from Florida. We will be at every trial.
They can bounce all they want. We are firm in our commitment and support of Rifqa.
Be there tomorrow Monday, November 16th. Say no to sharia law. Say not to an islamized America. Speak up! Stand for freedom of religion.
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HUMAN RIGHTS RALLY!
A RALLY FOR RIFQA'S CIVIL RIGHTS
"DORRIAN COMMONS PARK"
ACROSS THE STREET FROM
FRANKLIN COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
11AM - 2PM
Simon Deng - ex-slave from Sudan
Nonie Darwish - Executive Director, Former Muslims United
James Lafferty - chairman of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Task Force
Amal Imani, Iranian dissident and pro-democracy reformer
Jamal Jivanjee - apostate, Pastor and Rifqa's friend
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