There are further developments in the Rifqa Bary apostate case. Omar Tarazi, the allegedly CAIR-appointed hate sponsor, reportedly wants any discussion about religious teaching banned. That would include a discussion about Islam's rules for dealing with converts. What treachery. They want to exclude the evidence behind the very threat to Rifqa and to the millions of other former Muslims who have died trying to escape Islam. How can you hear this case without introducing Islam? It is all about Islam. Just look at what the Muslims have been doing to Rifqa since she converted out of Islam. This cannot stand.
A Plea from Wafa Sultan for Rifqa Bary Wafa Sultan, expert on Islam and the only American citizen forced to live in hiding in the US because of the death threats against her by devout Muslims, speaks out for Rifqa Bary. Author, writer, speaker, Sultan was born to a Sunni Muslim family in Baniyas, Syria and is a trained psychiatrist. Wafa should submit an analysis to Judge Gill. Who Better?
I was born and raised as a Muslim in Syria. I practiced Islam for thirty years of my life. Now I am a known human rights activist striving to save our future Muslim generations from the impact of the violent, hateful Islamic doctrines embedded in the Sharia. My life is also threatened, not only by my own extended family, but by countless men who consider themselves devout Muslims. Under Sharia, if a Muslim leaves Islam or converts to another religion he / she is an “apostate,” to be killed. Under Sharia every Muslim has the right to kill such an apostate without any questions asked.
After hearing the story of Rifqa Bary I urge well meaning American citizens to take action and keep this innocent girl out of her family’s reach. There are all kinds of reasons to believe that she will be harmed both emotionally and physically, or worse—be killed—once her family has charge of her. Our Western court system must be educated on Islamic apostasy laws to understand Rifqa Bary’s predicament, and the plight of all those like her who choose to leave Islam.
I therefore implore our court authorities who are involved in this case: take notice and listen to individuals like myself. Keeping Rifqa protected and away from her family is the proper way to go both legally and morally.
Dr. Wafa Sultan
Reading personal mail is an outrage, a federal offense, a basic violation of privacy. Not if you are an apostate, an escapee from Islam -- then you have no rights, as terror organizations use American law to enforce shariah.
Further restrictions include "that all mail to Rifqa from people who aren't relatives will be reviewed by her guardian ad litem," the attorney appointed by the court to represent her interests, to "ensure that no inappropriate messages are forwarded to Ms. Bary." What's inappropriate? Is Merry Christmas inappropriate? CAIR seems to think so. They tried to ban and seize all her Christmas cards.
The Islamic machine wants further restrictions posed on her limited computer use and further restrictions on contact - no communication with the people she loves. It is so bad that Tarazi has Rifqa's lawyer reviewing her mail to censor things that she is legally privileged to hear from friends and associates. It cannot get any worse, for her lawyer to be maneuvered into something like that.
Tarazi is lawyering circles around Angela Lloyd and Kourt Gatterdam. He outmaneuvers them at every turn. He is trying to limit testimony more than 24 hours from the event, and to limit testimony on "religious teachings." Lloyd and Gatterdam are too bloody stupid and arrogant to understand the importance of apostasy and honor killings in this case, but Tarazi sure as hell isn't. And he is reportedly preparing to litigate.
These clowns Lloyd and Gatterdam thought they had a deal. Well, Tarazi doesn't think that they have a deal. And he is not going to help those fools -- he's got a case of his own to make.
Look -- I have been absolutely correct in my assessment of these lawyers for some time, and of the absolute necessity to try apostasy and honor killings within the context of Rifqa's perception of the strength of the threat made against her by her parents. I say that with absolute assurance. Lawyer Tarazi agrees with us 100%, and will do everything in his power to prevent that from happening.
Now, the next thing that will happen is that he will try to hold them to a quick hearing on the merits. He will use whatever methods he can -- public pressure, press coverage, old cronies, whatever -- to hold the judge's feet to the fire on the trial setting now in place. He has caught Lloyd/Gatterdam with their pants down, engaged in a mutual circle jerk, and he has them right where he wants them. He has just plain outlawyered them.
If Tarazi can hold the court to the trial setting, he wins. Plain and simple. The only way Rifqa can be protected is if these idiots come to their senses, ask for a continuance, and then contact someone who can help them construct an apostasy defense and present it. They are ignorant on that subject. Hopeless, if they do not get the thing continued.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Attorneys for Fathima Rifqa Bary and her parents haven't agreed on much, but they have settled a couple of small matters in the case of the 17-year-old runaway.
They have agreed that all mail to Rifqa from people who aren't relatives will be reviewed by her guardian ad litem, the attorney appointed by the court to represent her interests, to "ensure that no inappropriate messages are forwarded to Ms. Bary."
They also have agreed that Rifqa cannot have any contact with Blake Lorenz, Beverly Lorenz or Brian Williams until her counselor determines whether it would be in her best interest.[...]
A dependency case to determine where Rifqa should live is making its way through Franklin County Juvenile Court, where the attorneys frequently file motions on minute details of Rifqa's life and activities.
For instance, Omar Tarazi, the attorney for Mr. Bary and his wife, Aysha, had asked that third-party messages to Rifqa be reviewed by Franklin County Children Services, which has custody of the girl. He was concerned about letter-writing campaigns to Rifqa publicized on blogs that malign Islam.
Letter writing campaigns to Rifqa from 'blogs that malign Islam'. Uh, that would be me. Reporting on jihad = maligning Islam. That is enforcing sharia law. DO NOT INSULT ISLAM. I am not a dhimmi.
Sending Christmas cards to an isolated Christian girl is somehow made into a subversive act.
That resulted in the agreement to have her guardian look at them. The magistrate's order says "incoming mail" but does not specify whether that includes e-mail.
The two sides also have argued over whether Rifqa's counselor should be a woman. Rifqa's attorneys, Kort Gatterdam and Angela Lloyd, have accused the Barys of forcing Rifqa to submit to Islam by making her see a male counselor, because she was raised in a male-dominated home.
Tarazi disputed that, saying Gatterdam and Lloyd file documents "containing baseless assertions that would be characterized as nothing more than religious and cultural bigotry."
He has asked that monitoring software be installed on Rifqa's computer because she made comments online related to the circumstances of her running away.
Rifqa attends school online -- so now they want to monitor her limited, chaperoned web use? SHARIAH! Why? Why such impossible restrictions on this girl? This is Islam. They will bully, thug, harass her until she reverts.
Gatterdam and Lloyd responded that the Barys are trying to invade Rifqa's privacy and control her.
Tarazi also has asked the court to rule that no witnesses or others in the case should be allowed to mention incidents between Rifqa and her parents that occurred more than 24 hours before she ran away. He also wants to bar any discussion about religious teaching. That could include a discussion about Islam's rules for dealing with converts.
Ah, here we have it. No talk of apostasy and Islamic law. THIS CANNOT STAND. This is the threat to Rifqa's life. Islam cannot say it won't be spoken of in an American court of law.
Gatterdam and Lloyd wrote that the parents' earlier behavior is relevant, and they noted that the parents themselves have brought up religion as a factor in the case.
The magistrate in the case has yet to rule on those motions.
Gatterdam and Lloyd also wrote, in a document filed Dec. 17, that Tarazi "made himself unavailable" after they had begun to work "toward a settlement of the case where one of the terms would have been that all motions and memoranda would be withdrawn."
None of the attorneys is allowed to talk about the case, under an order from Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill.
The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.