Jihad Watch points to the emerging story of Rifqa Bary, a girl from a Muslim family in Ohio who converted to Christianity and later fled to Florida fearing that her parents would murder her for doing so. Here's more at Front Page Magazine.
As usual, the MSM, but even the authorities themselves, would rather look the other way and not consider the parents' preferring to resort to taqqiya. After reading some of this (also via Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs), I have to wonder: is the police sergeant mentioned here qualified to judge? Perhaps what he needs to do is consult some of the following Q&As on penalties for apostasy (also via Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report).
Even ABC News has been serving as apologists for the parents, who deny that they threatened her. I do think that stupid network is way past its prime already. Ever since Disney bought into them, that's how low they go.
Here is the latest on the story from Newsmax (also via Jihad Watch):
Rifqa Bary is alive. She ran to Florida and escaped the fate her father had in mind for her — unlike Amina and Sarah Said, two Muslim teens in Texas who ran away but returned home at the insistence of their mother, Tissie Said, only to be brutally murdered by their father, Yaser Said, on New Year’s Day 2008. Rifqa got away, unlike Aqsa Parvez, a Muslim teen in Canada who stayed with friends only to return home and get murdered by her father for refusing to wear the Islamic headscarf.No one who cares about an innocent girl's safety should be sitting silent while this goes on. I think that it's high time that some real experts go to testify in the girl's defense.
But now Rifqa Bary is in court, in a custody battle that could send her to her death. “They want me back home,” she says. “I can’t go back to Ohio, you guys don’t understand. That community, they’re like — I will die within a week. My life is at stake.”
“You guys don’t understand,” Rifqa said. “Islam is very different than you guys think. They have to kill me. My blood is now halal, which means that because I am now a Christian, I’m from a Muslim background, it’s an honor. If they love God more than me, they have to do this. And I’m fighting for my life, you guys don’t understand. You don’t understand.”
Americans don’t understand because the “experts” aren’t telling them. I pray that Rifqa’s defenders bring to the court experts who know about honor killings. Family members who have lost their relatives to honor killings (for less) should be giving testimony. Amina and Sarah Said’s aunt, Gail Gartrell, should speak; Ibn Warraq, Wafa Sultan (who is forced to live in hiding in the United States because of Islamic death threats), and Robert Spencer should speak; Phyllis Chesler and friends of Aqsa Parvez should speak.
This is the front line — right in Florida. While our finest young Americans engage in hard-fought battles on the front lines of the global jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Israel is on the front lines of the global jihad in the Middle East, Muslim women all over the world are on the front lines in the war against Islamic jihad. The battlefield is their homes. They live their lives in abject terror in homemade concentration camps.
The control of women is central to the battle between free men and slaves. The horror of the Islamic subjugation, abuse, and murder of women has made its way to our shores. Our ignorance or worse, silence, is complicity in their deaths. Invariably, the terrible sociological result is a reduction in the status of women in Western society.
Are we in the free world going to stand by silently while Muslims in the West brutalize women and converts from Islam, and treat them as worthless trash? We failed Amina and Sarah Said, Aqsa Parvez, and thousands of other women held captive by the “devout.”
Speaking of Parvez, a memorial has finally been built for victims of honor murders in Pelham and Jerusalem.