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Must-Read at FrontPage: Pamela Geller Reports on Efforts to Protect Rifqa Bary

October 15, 2009

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At NewsReal’s sister publication, FrontPage, Jamie Glazov has a must-read interview with Pamela Geller about new developments in the Rifqa Bary case:

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Pamela Geller, founder, editor and publisher of the popular and award-winning weblog AtlasShrugs.com. She has won acclaim for her interviews with internationally renowned figures, including John Bolton, Geert Wilders, Bat Ye’or, Natan Sharansky, and many others, and has broken numerous important stories — notably the questionable sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign. Her op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The American Thinker, Israel National News, Frontpage Magazine, World Net Daily, and New Media Journal, among other publications.

FP: Pamela Geller, welcome back to Frontpage Interview.

Rifqa Bary is being sent back to Ohio. You have been following the developments. Tell us what is going on and what it means.

Geller: Rifqa Bary is a teenage apostate. She escaped her devout Muslim home when her parents were advised by members of their extremist mosque that Rifqa had converted to Christianity.

Rifqa Bary’s father threatened to kill her if “she had this Jesus” in her heart. And so she ran away to Florida, as far away as she could get, and stayed with sympathetic Christians. She has since been placed in foster care, and the battle rages on to get this young woman to return to her devout Muslim family and Muslim community. Having spoken to many apostates in the States, living as a Christian in a devout Muslim household is not an option, despite her father’s dubious assertions.

FP: So what happened in court?

Geller: There were key developments in Judge Daniel Dawson’s juvenile court yesterday. It was a bizarre scene. Ohio started their own proceedings to get Rifqa back when they lost jurisdiction two months back.  So two courts met at the same time on the same matter; both listening to each other’s statements via audio link. Both judges were deciding the case of whether Rifqa Bary goes back to Ohio. To say this was unusual is understatemen.

The upshot is that Ohio has jurisdiction and the Florida court maintains emergency jurisdiction at least until the 27h of October.  The law is clear on this.

Read the rest at FrontPage.

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4 Comments
  1. October 15, 2009 6:19 pm

    While Fox’s Phil Keating and CAIR are jumping for joy over the news, the final gambit has not been played.

    The Bary parents have still not produced the proper immigration documents and until they do, Judge Dawson will not let go of emergency jurisdiction (I guess both believed that Ohio had regular jurisdiction).

    Be strong and of good courage. We may not have to despair, yet.

  2. Judy permalink
    October 16, 2009 7:52 pm

    Does anyone know her birthdate? Eighteen may be coming up soon.

    • October 16, 2009 7:58 pm

      She was born on August 10th. So awhile to go until she’s 18.

  3. Dane Russell permalink
    November 11, 2009 8:27 pm

    YOUR HONOR,GOD’S CURSE BE UPON THEE AND RIFQA’S BLOOD BE ON THINE HANDS! You have ABSOLUTELY NO HUMANITY WHATSOEVER in sending my Sister
    in CHRIST back to her murderous old fart! As a boyfriend to a girl and
    her entire family who converted from Islam to Roman Catholism,I understand the hell that poor thing is going through. WAKE UP! HER OLD FART IS GOING TO MURDER HER! STOP HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! And Your Honor,YOU’RE GOING TO ANSWER FOR THIS WHEN YOU FACE JESUS OM THAT GREAT JUDGMENT MORNING! MAY CHRIST HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL WHEN YOU
    GIVE AN ACCOUNT FOR YOUR MURDEROUS DECISION!

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