John R. Houk
© July 22, 2011
Remember how Rifqa Bary’s purist Muslim (i.e. Radical Islamic) parents tried to force their 16 year old daughter home after she fled for her life to Florida? Rifqa had converted to Christianity in Ohio and was found out by the family. In essence apostacizing in Islam according to the Quran and Hadith is reason enough for a death sentence. Rifqa feared she would be the victim of an honor killing so she departed with the help of a charismatic Church in Florida.
This is where things got a little thorny in the legal realm.
Once Mo Bary found out where her daughter was he proceeded with legal measures to extradite her from Florida back to Ohio proclaiming all the time that his precious baby-girl, (by now) 17 year old Rifqa had nothing to fear from her crazy – err – doting parents.
Pamela Geller continuously kept Rifqa in the news with her blogging efforts. Geller is a renowned anti-jihadist and anti-Islamist blogger. Geller receives vitriol from Leftists and Muslim apologists much like Ann Coulter does with her anti-Left Conservative humor. Geller is a hero by showing no fear to the violence and legal jihad that flows toward people who take a stand against the evil portions of the Quran, Hadith, Sira and Sharia Law.
Rifqa stuck to her guns and claimed her father had accosted her prior to fleeing to Florida. One thing Rifqa feared was if she was returned to her parents that they would ship off to Sri Lanka. The Bary’s were legal resident aliens. If Rifqa was sent back to Sri Lanka she felt the honor killing would be carried out there.
Rifqa managed to stay free from her Parents in Ohio by being remanded to juvenile detention until a Judge could decide her fate. The stall tactic worked for as soon as Rifqa turned 18 she applied for her own resident status which was granted. Wisely Rifqa Bary has drifted from the public eye to continue to evade the threat of an honor killing.
So why do I rehash this legal victory for Rifqa Bary?
Bary’s lawyer in Ohio sued Pamela Geller for her part in keeping Rifqa free. Attorney Omar Tarazi is claiming defamation. Tarazi is taking the stand that his connections with CAIR does not he has a connection with Islamic terrorists. The suit against Geller is for 10 MILLION bucks.
Pamela Geller and is becoming a victim of Legal Jihad or what call Lawfare. The lawyer(s) handling the Bary’s side has had connections to CAIR. CAIR is the certified unindicted co-defendant from the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case in which key HLF people were found guilty of funneling money to Hamas the Islamic terrorist organization representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza (Gazastan-Hamastan).
As pointed out by Julia Gorin writing for Political Mavens: Are we going to allow Geller to fight this legal battle alone? Dear God in Heaven I pray not! Geller has a pro-bono lawyer; nonetheless legal costs arise and the money has to come from somewhere. If you are one wishing to take a stand against Islamic Lawfare you have to truly consider donating some dough to Geller’s Defense to overcome her being buried by moneyed lawyers that will keep legal motions going to bankrupt Geller and her lawyer with legal fees perhaps without even losing the case to the Bary family.
John R. Houk
© November 2010
I had been following the plight of Rifqa Bary. Bary became an apostate Muslim converting to Christianity as a young teen age girl. Bary’s problem is that her dad was attending a Mosque in Ohio that has a Salafist affinity. Salafi means dad interprets the Quran in the way that Islam’s founder meant for the religion to be interpreted. Mohammed and the following Caliphs politicized their religion to make sure adherents force or voluntary never left Islam. Among all the harsh punishments involved in literal Islam is that apostates from Islam should die.
Rifqa claims her dad threatened to kill her and physically harmed her after dad discovered her conversion to Christianity. She packed up and fled to a Florida Church she had been in contact with via the Internet. Unfortunately for Rifqa, Salafi Islam which means dad as well, were very adept at Taqiyya. Investigators could not discover evidence corroborating Rifqa’s claim nor could investigators find evidence disproving her claims. Evidently with the lack of evidence it is a minor’s word against the word of an adult. State governments and Courts of Ohio and Florida leaned to the concept that the adult word carries more weight than a panic stricken fearing for her life teenage girl.
The entire she said/he said legal arguments became moot when Rifqa became the age of majority at 18. Rifqa managed to acquire legal residency in America at the age of 18 effectively ending legal rights to her dad meddling in her life decisions. I am certain that drove the Salafi Muslims of dad’s Mosque nuts as well as the Muslim relatives back at Sri Lanka in which the Rifqa family came to America.
How can I make this educated guess? The guess is based on the number of honor killings that occur in Muslim nations and among Muslims living in the West even in America.
The lawyer representing Rifqa’s dad is showing his fury of losing the battle to acquire Rifqa and probably send her back to Sri Lanka and certain death by suing the most avid public supporter of Rifqa Bary during her exile protected by a Florida Church and then her near incarceration in some-kind of juvenile facility in Ohio. That lawyer’s name is Omar Tarazi. That Rifqa supporter is Pamela Geller (Oshry) of Atlas Shrugs and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).
Omar Tarazi is exacting Islamic Supremacist anger on Geller with Lawfare (Legal Jihad) civil suit against Geller for the tune of $10 MILLION. This is a common practice by Salafi/Wahhabi/MB/Hamas Muslims to silence critics into legal debt. Lawfare is an instrument utilized both globally and in America. Robert Spencer has the story on Omar Tarazi’s vendetta to punish Geller for daring to insult Islam by resisting the ideology. Evidently Tarazi is specifically upset with Geller associated him with Hamas and CAIR.