The leftist/Islamic alliance is pulling out all the stops to blunt the impact of the word of a 17-year-old girl, Rifqa Bary — who converted from Islam to Christianity and fled from her family after her father threatened to kill her.
In Islam, apostasy carries the sentence of death. And — according to Bary — her father was intent on carrying it out. The Leftist/Islamic spin machine was slow on the uptake. They assumed that Rifqa would be sent back to Ohio at her jurisdiction hearing last Friday.
But she wasn’t. The candor and integrity of this girl’s desperate plea set freedom-loving people alight. Emails, faxes, and phone calls from blog readers, talk radio listeners, etc., pleaded for this brave girl’s life. And thank G-d, she was saved.
But now, the cultural jihadists are at work. The Orlando Sentinel is busy propagating the statements of Rifqa Bary’s devout Muslim family and the family’s lawyers. CAIR, according to the Jawa Report blog, has “instructed supporters to circulate rumors that Rifqa had been carousing with infidel boys and engaged in acts of immorality.” But it looks awfully bad to keep going after a little girl. So they’re also blaming the American people’s alleged “ignorance of Islam.”
Ahmed M. Rehab, executive director of CAIR, wrote to the Sentinel complaining about the “public’s ignorance of Islamic history, culture and contemporary affairs,” and charging that “Rifqa’s parents are judged not by who they are but by what the pundits say they are.”
Does Rehab, whose CAIR organization was in 2007 named an un-indicted co-conspirator in a terrorism funding case, mention the death threat to Rifqa? Or the death penalty for apostasy in Islam? Does he discuss Rifqa’s fears, or the danger Rifqa is in? No. It’s all about “nuance,” “perception,” and “1,400 years of solid civilization by Muslims from China to Spain.” He even says that “7 million American Muslims live among their neighbors in this country as proud, upright citizens,” wildly inflating the Muslim population in the U.S. and ignoring terror activity that has been documented among Muslims here.
And that is only the beginning. Now, a larger context comes into play. Those who question the violent teachings of Muhammad are being painted with the “racist” brush. The objective is to smear those who dare speak the truth and validate, with scholarship and historic evidence, Rifqa Bary’s claims.
On Monday the Daily Kos, the largest left-wing blog on the Internet, went after “anti-Muslim” blogs and pundits. Robert Spencer, best selling author of nine books (his latest is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran, ) and renowned scholar on Islam, exposed Kos’s intellectually dishonest argument.
Responding to Kos’ charges of “hate,” Spencer said: “It is not ‘hate’ to report accurately on how Islamic jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence against non-Muslims. Nor is it ‘anti-Muslim’ to do so. If the Kos gang is interested in actual ‘hate,’ they should write about those who kill unbelievers and oppress women in the name of Sharia. It is not ‘hate’ to defend the equality of rights of women with men, freedom of speech, and other rights that are denied under Sharia.”
It is no accident that Kos decided to do a counter jihad smear Monday. You can’t attack a little girl every day and rally supporters. So now it’s time to take down her defenders. Time magazine is trying to do this as well: “Not surprisingly, Rifqa is turning into a cause célèbre. Conservative websites often accused of anti-Muslim agendas, such as the Jawa Report, Atlas Shrugs and WorldNetDaily, have been lighting up over the Rifqa fight. No doubt conservative and anti-U.S. Muslim [sic] will eventually step into the media frenzy.”
Saving a life a young girl’s life is now a “cause célèbre,” Which the Times people seem to use as a pejorative. But it must be for all who value freedom.
Rifqa Bary is an apostate from Islam in America. She is an icon of freedom versus Islamic shariah. In an Islamic country, she would already be history. In America? Well, that is what is at play here, is it not?