Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pray for Rifqa Bary

Two days ago a small story appeared in the newspaper about a Florida court ordering a 17-year old Columbus, Ohio girl to be returned to Ohio. Like most news coverage today this story was short on details. I have posted two previous blogs about Rifqa Bary’s case and now more details have surfaced that add new twists to this case.

Rifqa Bary is a Muslim girl who converted to Christianity without her parents knowing about it. Her parents are devout Muslims who practice their faith along with some 10,000 other Muslims at the Noor Mosque in Dublin, Ohio. Rifqa fled her home in Ohio and took refuge at a Christian church in Orlando because she feared for her life.

None of these facts tell the whole story. Now it is time for some details.

The Noor Mosque preached Islamic Sharia Law, a barbaric set of rules that calls for extreme bloody punishment for everyday offenses. In every Muslim community around the world Sharia Law is the driving force behind what is called Honor Killings but it is the women and children under Sharia Law, treated as nothing more than property, who bear the brunt of it.  Sharia Law says any member of a Muslim family may kill a member of the family for doing something that brings dishonor to the family. Remember Salman Rushdie? After he wrote The Satanic Verses, a controversial book on the Quran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwā calling on all Muslims to kill him any where in the world. Sharia Law says ANY Muslim anywhere may kill another Muslim if a fatwā has been issued and such a fatwā was issued at Al-Azhar University in Cairo calling for death to apostates.

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Under Sharia Law, Honor Killings are justified for any serious offenses that brings dishonor to a Muslim family but the most serious crime in Sharia Law is for a Muslim to become an apostate, converting to another religion. Death "is a very normal part of Islamic law for apostasy and for every Muslim its an honor to CLEAN the umma if Rifqa is dead".

Rifqa Bary knew this. Rifqa Bary kept a journal and wrote about her conversion to Christianity and her love for Jesus. Her brother found it and turned it over to the leaders of the Noor Mosque. They informed Rifqa’s father to take care of the problem. Rifqa was repeatedly beaten at home and her school friends knew about it. When her father confronted her about her journal he threatened to kill her so she bought a bus ticket and fled to take refuge in a Christian Church in Florida.

After tracking down their daughter the Bary family filed a complaint with the Dept. of Family Services in Florida to have her returned to Ohio. They falsely claimed they were poor and were assigned a court-appointed lawyer. The court assigned the case to Judge Daniel P. Dawson who initially ruled Rifqa would remain in Florida in a foster home until the case was resolved. At the time no court in Ohio had claimed jurisdiction until CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, supplied Mohamed Bary with a lawyer.

The news today reveals that CAIR, an activist organization tied with raising money for terrorist organizations, has attempted to place Muslim interns to spy within the offices of congressional members of House committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence and Judiciary. Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., along with Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., John Shadegg R-Ariz., and Paul Broun R-Ga., held a press conference to announce their discovery.

It is necessary to step back a moment and talk about how, when and why the Bary family came to America. It is important because it reveals some of the torture Rifqa suffered at the hand of her brother back in Sri Lanka. Rifqa’s father Mohamed Bary alleges he came to the States to seek medical treatment for Rifqa's eye, lost at the hands of her brother. But the father never got Rifqa medical treatment. Her eye was never treated.

As Pamela Geller writes on her blog Atlas Shrugs,  “And while The Florida Department of Law Enforcement claimed that they found no proof of the threat to Rifqa's life, they did not investigate the Islamic threat, how pious the family was and how extreme the mosque. They did not dare. They did not speak to apostates in America."

That Noor Mosque in Dublin, Ohio, by the way, has been the target of several FBI investigations for hosting and supporting terrorist activities. If there is any doubt about the radical Islamic activities at the Noor Mosque in Dublin, Ohio, please check out the Ohio Against Terrorism web site:

Geller continues: “Despite the overwhelming evidence of the death penalty for apostates in Islam, the corrupt media, Islamic apologists, CAIR, and other nefarious players continue to insist that Rifqa be returned to her devout Muslim family. This is despite proof of the actual fatwā issued at Al-Azhar University in Cairo for death to apostates, the most important institution of Islamic law in the Sunni world, and where Obama made his speech to the Muslim world."

blog post photo  Copy of actual Fatwā issued in Cairo.

With assistance from CAIR, Mohamed Bary’s new lawyer, Shayan "Shaytan" Elahi waged a legal battle in both the Ohio and Florida courts. When the Family Court in Columbus, Ohio claimed jurisdiction, Judge Daniel P. Dawson in Florida agreed that Rifqa should be returned to Ohio and placed in a temporary foster home. Most importantly Judge Dawson laid down the law and said in no uncertain terms that Rifqa would not be returned to Ohio until the Bary family immigration documents were produced. Complicating this is the fact that copies of Dept. of Homeland Security documents that have been leaked show that Mohamed Bary entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico and his application for amnesty were denied and he lost all his appeals. When CAIR’s lawyer filed their claims for the Bary family in Florida the Bary family committed perjury by making false statements about his immigration status.

Pamela Geller quotes John Jay, a former prosecutor in Washington, “In an application for temporary entry into the United States that in the three years preceding his application for an entry visa, that he has maintained a period of continuous residence outside the United States for at least one continuous year.” This application was dismissed in 2006.

“In Ohio, Mohamed Bary swore under 8 U.S.C.  [United States code] sec. 1255a, in an amnesty application, that he had resided continuously inside the United States since on or before January 1, 1982 and that he operated and owned the "Bary" entity up to and including the time of his application for amnesty before the US citizenship and immigration service.  This too was dismissed in 2008.

"He could not have resided outside the United States for a one year period during the same period he had alleged to be residing continuously inside the United States, during the same period of time, e.g., since January 1, 1982 (the sec. 1255a petition) if in a period before 2006 he had resided continuously outside the United States.“

“It is a factual impossibility, but he maintained these facts as necessary elements to file his applications under the differing statutes, one governing the issuance of an entrance visa, the other governing the granting of amnesty for continuous illegal presence.”

“He committed perjury. He lied under oath, alleging factually contradictory situations. He cannot have been continuously outside the United States before 2006 because he had alleged he was continuously inside the U.S. from January 1, 1982 until dismissal of his amnesty application in 2008.”

So today the fate of Rifqa Bary still rests in the hands of a Florida judge. If the lawyer for Mohamed Bary ever complies with the order to produce his immigration documents the Barys may be charged with perjury and will be deported back to Sri Lanka. If Bary is charged with felony perjury it may affect their right to the return of their daughter to Ohio. Rifqa Bary will turn 18 in less than a year and will no longer be subject to a family court order but could still face deportation along with her parents unless she asks for asylum in the United States. Asylum for protection against religeous persecution is a valid appeal.

Pray for Rifqa Bary.

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