Friday, August 21, 2009

Court Expected to Send Rifqa Bary Home to Near-Certain Death

World Net Daily has a report, "Christian Girl Begs State: Don't Let Them Kill Me! Judge Decides Fate of Honor Student, Cheerleader Who Fled Muslim Parents":

A young Christian runaway in foster care awaits her hearing tomorrow when Florida authorities will decide whether she will be forced to return to her Muslim parents – whom she says will kill her for converting to Christianity.
Also, Fox News is reporting, "Court Expected to Send Runaway Teen Home Despite Muslim Honor Killing Fears":

A 17-year-old girl who fled to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity will almost certainly be forced to return home to Ohio, experts say, despite her fears that she will become the victim of an honor killing for abandoning her parents' faith.

Rifqa Bary, who hitchhiked to an Ohio bus station earlier this month and took a charter bus to Orlando, remains in protective custody with Florida's Department of Children and Families. A judge is expected to rule Friday on the jurisdiction of the case, but several legal experts contacted by say the girl is bound to be sent back to Ohio.
The Fox piece interviews Phyllis Chesler:

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, an author and professor of psychology at the Richmond College of the City University of New York, said she believes Bary will be in danger if she is sent back to her parents.

"Anyone who converts from Islam is considered an apostate, and apostasy is a capital crime," Chesler wrote "If she is returned to her family, if she is lucky, they will isolate her, beat her, threaten her, and if she is not 'persuaded' to return to Islam, they will kill her. They have no choice."

Chesler, who wrote "Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?" for Middle East Quarterly, said the tradition of such slayings is not fully understood by most Americans, including those in law enforcement.

"She escaped from her family's brutal tyranny and shamed her family further through public exposure," Chesler said. "Muslim girls and women are killed for far less."
Here's what Phyllis wrote at her blog yesterday:

The mainstream American media simply refuses to cover the Islamification of the West. Publishers run scared when I mention this as a possible next book title of mine. Newspapers are reluctant to cover honor killings or attempted honor killings in America at all, or in an accurate and informed way. If and when they write about jihadist attacks against the West or honor killings in America, the information is often buried on a back page or is, amazingly, biased against the victim and/or sympathetic towards the killer–yes, even if he has confessed. Yes, even if his victim or victims are also people of color born into the Muslim faith.

Apparently, the victims win no sympathy even if they, too, have also been born in formerly colonized or “occupied” countries, are currently also immigrants of color, or Muslims. What matters is only who the perpetrator is. Muslim-on-Muslim crimes, including genocide, do not count.

As yet, I cannot find Rifqa’s amazing and important story anywhere in the national mainstream media. I know that Fox is working on a story because they’ve talked to me about the issues this case raises. Am I surprised? Not really. There was either no or very little coverage of the honor killings that took place in the last decade in North America in Cleveland, St. Clairsville, Toronto, Chicago, Jersey City, British Columbia, Scottsville, Ottawa, Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta, Oak Forest, Alexandria, Buffalo, Kingston, Canada, Roslyn. You may read about some of these honor killings in my study and in my many articles at this blogsite.

What is really going on?

The guiding, hypnotic template is Israel versus the Palestinians. The actual aggressors are seen as innocent, misunderstood, and noble, their real victims are seen as provocative, rebellious, evil or mentally ill–especially if they dare to fight back, run away, or expose the truth of the matter.

The Israelis are “Nazis” perpetrating a new “Holocaust” against the Palestinians. In the case of the incredibly brave Rifqa Bary, we now have a victim of a potential honor killing trying to save her own life–and she is being portrayed as “mentally ill” or as a liar. I am told that she is being characterized in the local Ohio media as unstable while her father is being portrayed as loving and caring.

See also, Jawa Report, "Extremist Ohio mosque becoming focus of Rifqa Bary custody dispute."

And from Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs:

* "Rifqa's Day in Court."

* "
Terrorizing Rifqa Bary: Media Crimes and Misdemeanors and Immorality."

* "
The Media Puts Rifqa and those trying to help her on trial: Orlando Sentinel Shills for Islamic Misogynists and Rifqa Bary's Promised Honor Killers, Continues to Prints their lies."

* "
Rifqa Bary Before her Escape: Beatings, Brutality, Subjugation."


dave in boca said...

No surprise that The Orlando Sentinel has no compunction about sending Rifqa Bary back to her murder-minded relatives in Ohio. The Sentinel group in Florida, especially the Sun Sentinel with offices in Delray Beach just up the road, consistently refuses to identify criminals as illegal aliens [which I have been able to tease out from police and other sources in a couple of instances], refuses to note the race or ethnicity of crime suspects [unless they are white], or commit the practice of journalism in many other instances where information conflicts with the political rectitude of the editorial and managing editors.

Of course, legal murder or infanticide is supported enthusiastically by said management of the Sentinel papers. Not surprisingly, like the similar Boca Raton News, which is shutting down this very weekend, the Sentinel papers are deep in financial trouble, as are the Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald, all of whom would support sending Rifqa Bary back to Ohio to be murdered because the Global War on Terror is a Bush idea and therefore supports terrorism, even in its familial form as "honor killings," [certainly the most grisly oxymoron clunking around in the agitprop universe].

Didn't T.S. Eliot note early last century that western civ will fizzle out "not with a bang, but a whimper?" The Sentinel papers are full of whimpers....

dave in boca said...

Correction above: [they support terrorism....] in the last sentence of the second para.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Dave ... Always good to hear from you.