While the American Pravda endlessly runs their gums about the Tiger Woods incident and the couple who crashed the White House dinner, an innocent seventeen-year-old girl is being treated worse than a common criminal, though she committed no crime.
Ex-Muslim Rifqa Bary, who ran away from her devout Muslim parents in fear for her life because she converted to Christianity, has been sent back by authorities to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
Rifqa is currently in fostercare, with plans to eventually be sent back to her parents. What is so outrageous, beyond the fact that the authorities refuse to wake up to the dangers this girl faces, is that she is basically living in solitary confinement. How can this be?
America is experiencing its own version of Islamic domination, as CAIR and other Muslim leaders are pressuring Ohio officials to make this girl's life miserable because she dared to expose their violent religion, which calls for death to apostates, for what it truly is.
Read from Human Events:
Rifqa Bary In Solitary Confinement
by Pamela Geller
"The vise is tightening further on Rifqa Bary, the teenage girl who converted to Christianity from Islam and then fled to Florida from her Ohio home in fear for her life. Now she is in foster care in Ohio, in imminent danger of being returned to her family, and the Ohio authorities, at the command of the Barys’ lawyer, continue to isolate her.
Rifqa Bary has been in Ohio for well over a month and still there is no 'approved visitation' list of friends who are allowed to see her. How can this be? How can it be that friends who request a visit, and whom Rifqa requests to visit, are repeatedly told that 'there is no approved visitation list'? Is it not the very mission by objective of children’s services to protect the health and welfare of a child? Why has this one child in particular been denied visits from friends?
Rifqa has also been deprived of access to the phone and Internet. She has also been denied 'pastoral guidance.' Convicts, murderers, rapists, and pedophiles all have access to 'pastoral guidance.' Rifqa’s close friend and fellow ex-Muslim, Christian pastor Jamal Jivanjee, explains: 'If you are incarcerated in an American prison today, you have the right to have a visit from a Pastor. Rifqa Bary does not have this most basic right that most criminals have today.' Is that how powerful and influential Islamic supremacists have become in the state of Ohio -- that one young girl is starved of spiritual nourishment so as not to insult Islam?
Jivanjee experienced this firsthand when he was in Columbus and learned that Rifqa wanted to see him. Jivanjee notes that this young girl is under unique pressure: 'Unlike most girls her age, Rifqa wonders how long she’ll be in a safe home, or how long before the Ohio court system extradites her back to her parents custody that she fled from out of fear for her life. Many expect that she’ll be taken back to Sri Lanka immediately if that is the case. Because of Rifqa’s apostasy from Islam and conversion to Christianity, a woman’s prison, forced marriage, or even a death sentence await her back in her native land.' Yet despite her obvious need for encouragement and support, Rifqa was denied the opportunity to see Jivanjee. 'It seems,' he said, 'that Ohio has effectively put her into solitary confinement.'
Jivanjee asks the basic questions that every American should be asking: 'How can this be good for Rifqa? On what grounds can they keep her from the most basic of privileges that are afforded to common criminals? Why has Rifqa Bary been in Ohio for almost one month, and they have still yet to approve a visitor’s list for her? Is this not an outrage?'
Has everyone gone mad?
No phone. No net. No friends. No religious succor.
This is why I so fiercely fought her return to Ohio. Columbus, Ohio, is home to one of the largest Somali Muslim populations in the United States: 70,000 and growing. This is the group, Somali Muslims, that has been at the epicenter of myriad busts for jihad activity in recent weeks. Is Rifqa safe in this devout Muslim community?
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland thinks so. Strickland issued a statement back on September 14th, on why Rifqa Bary should be returned to Ohio: 'Child welfare agencies and authorities in Ohio and Franklin County are fully capable of providing for the security and well-being of Ohio’s children. The governor believes this is a family matter and therefore would most appropriately be handled here in Ohio with the assistance of the child welfare and foster care system.' He concluded: 'We have no reason to believe that she would be unsafe in Ohio.'
Yet Ohio child services continues to earn its infamous reputation as one of the country’s worst places for children in foster care. The Columbus Dispatch reported in December 2008 that 'an alarming number of children being watched by child services because they were at risk have died of abuse and criminal neglect, twice the national average (having a national average for such deaths is deplorable in itself).'
Even worse, investigative reporter Patrick Poole has recently discovered that the imam of Rifqa’s parents’ mosque, Salah Sultan, led a Hajj trip to Mecca in 2002 with Anwar al-Awlaki, the jihadist imam with whom Fort Hood murderer Nidal Hasan was in close contact.
Rifqa: isolated, alone, and in danger of being returned to Islamic jihadists who believe apostates from Islam should be killed.
What has happened to America?"
And Geller is interviewed by Front Page Magazine regarding the Bary case:
"FP: Where are all the feminists in America coming to the defense of this young Muslim girl?
Geller: Where indeed? Whenever feminist groups are asked to comment on an honor killing or gender apartheid, they always defer and suggest that the media speak to the Muslim groups. How courageous. It is despicable that feminist groups and child welfare groups are nowhere to be seen. Feminist groups are either afraid of the Islamic supremacists who are trying to deny Rifqa her religious freedom and human rights, hate Christianity for its position on abortion, or they hate America so much that they will be silent when women are being oppressed by a force that also hates America.
The barbaric oppression of women under Sharia has never mattered to American feminists. Hillary Clinton has never said a word about it. Gloria Steinem hasn’t touched the subject. Code Pink has never come out against the barbarians. But they will go to Israel and protest freely there against the Jewish people's right to self defense. Morally ill.
If she was a pregnant girl who had run away from a devout Christian home because she wanted an abortion, she would never be returned to home. The left would make her iconic like Roe in Rove v Wade."