Florida Buries the Islamist Threat to Rifqa Bary

As most of you already know, the MSM reported today that the Florida authorities have given a clean bill of health to Rifqa Bary’s parents and her family’s mosque back in Ohio. No threat of violence there; no problem — so what’s all the fuss about?

But the Center for Security has analyzed the report, and it isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Below are some excerpts from the CSP report:

John D. Guandolo: Response to FDLE Investigative Report on Rifqa Bary Matter

Upon my review of the report filed by the FDLE regarding the Rifqa Bary Matter in Florida, I offer my professional opinion.

1. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Investigative Summary OR-73-1741 encapsulates the investigation into allegations made by Fathima Rifqa Bary (hereafter referred to as “Rifqa Bary”) that she is or may be in physical danger from her father, Mohamed Bary, or others. Point 4 on page 2 of the report states Rifqa Bary believes her life to be in danger from an “honor killing” by her family or others, which she states is in accordance with Islamic Law. The report finds: “Ms. Bary’s concern that she may be killed because of her conversion from Islam to Christianity remains a subjective and speculative concern…” and concludes there is no conspiracy to commit violence against her. The investigators in this matter offer this opinion void of any knowable facts. In fact, a due diligence review would reveal the existence of authoritative Islamic Law texts officially translated into English. This review would further reveal Islamic Law — which is real law — has requirements and rules as to how to deal with those who leave Islam [eg The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, “Umdat al-Salik” also known as “Reliance of the Traveller” — publicly available]. If it can be shown (1) there is a requirement in Islamic Law for killing Ms. Bary as a publicly declared apostate from Islam, (2) that her parents adhere to Islamic Law, and (3) that she did, in fact, leave Islam and convert to Christianity, then the FDLE has a professional responsibility to include these facts in this report, and investigate this matter fully. There is nothing subjective about this — these are all ascertainable facts. I would hope the Florida State’s Attorney’s Office has done their due diligence on this matter and is aware of this

2. Mr. Bary’s comments to the Investigators claiming there is “absolutely not” any concept of Honor Killings under Islamic Law can also be comparatively and factually reviewed against Islamic Law. There are, in fact, rules and requirements as to how apostates should be handled within the context of Islamic Law, and these facts must be reviewed by FDLE if a professional and factual report is to be completed.

3. It was noted that the Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) -Columbus (Ohio) and the Staff Attorney for CAIR were present during the interview of Mr. Bary by FDLE Investigators. Absent from the FDLE report was any mention that CAIR is a known Muslim Brotherhood entity and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial — the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history — revealing HLF as a Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood front in the United States. All defendants in this case were found guilty in November 2008 and are serving long prison terms. These facts about CAIR were testified to at trial, and accepted as legally true. They are irrefutable — the documents demonstrating these facts were stipulated to by the defense.

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4. This is a statement of facts regarding this matter:

  • There are requirements in Islamic Law regarding someone who deserts Islam
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s objective is the implementation of Islamic Law in the United States
  • Rifqa Bary has left Islam and become a Christian
  • Rifqa Bary has made statements to FDLE officials and others that her parents have threatened to kill her because she has left Islam
  • The Bary’s appear to be adherent to Islamic Law
  • The Bary’s appear at an interview with two Muslim Brotherhood representatives doing business as CAIR, a group known to be hostile towards the United States which is also an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history
  • The Muslim Brotherhood supports the killing of Muslims who publicly leave Islam

5. It is my professional opinion that sufficient Probable Cause exists to believe that Ms Bary’s concerns for her personal safety are based in a realistic and factual understanding of her situation, and, therefore, a further criminal investigation is warranted.

If you are a blogger, or post at forums, please spread the word about this case.

The Muslim Brotherhood and its useful idiots on the Left are close to achieving a major propaganda success with this probe, and only massive negative publicity will have a chance of turning it around — and possibly saving Rifqa Bary’s life.

14 thoughts on “Florida Buries the Islamist Threat to Rifqa Bary

  1. Rifqa will not be murdered if her parents and their advisors are thinking tactically. It would be too damaging to the public face of Islam in American society if Rifqa were to suddenly vanish.

    On a related point I must say the establishment’s skill in the exercise of counter-reality is consistently impressive.

  2. The Florida authorities are lying and they know it: they will have the blood of this woman on their hands; the Muslims will wait until this dies down and then kill her. I think that these gov’t authorities are symptomatic of most levels of government; and we are in deep trouble.

  3. Incredulity does not even begin to encompass my reaction to the level of willful ignorance being displayed in this case. It defies all reason and the MSM’s complicity with respect to helping endanger this young woman’s life is plainly criminal.

    Horrid as it may be, Rifqa could just as well end up becoming one of the many new Christian martyrs of our modern era. As Islam continues to spread beyond its traditional borders there will be many new ones created, just as there already have been with those three Christian schoolgirls from Indonesia.

    It is quite clear that the world has yet to adequately distinguish between Christian martyrs that sacrificed their own―key word: “own“―lives rather than renounce their faith, versus Islamic “martyrs” who―under no pressure to abandon Islam― somehow feel compelled to massacre a maximum number of innocent victims in their own perverted quest for supposed “martyrdom”.

    This glaringly obvious and ghastly farce being perpetrated by Islam simply has yet to shock a sufficient number of people out of their complacency. If there is one thing that you can bet the farm on, it is that Islam will eventually find a way to break that spell. Left unchecked, Islam is guaranteed to continue escalating its atrocities until it conquers or is conquered. There can be no middle ground, because there is none to be found. By its very nature, Islam prohibits any such thing.

    How it is that so many people can still delude themselves as to the ultimate price which Islam demands of our world goes beyond belief. Such appeasement is not just “feeding the crocodile”, it is indulging its every whim to the point of gorging it upon the flesh of modern civilization. Hell will seem a small price to pay compared to the toll that Islam will extract from us all before this obscene Grand Guignol has played itself out.

  4. Since many “honor” killings have occurred in the Islamic community, the Florida court should err on the side of caution and let Rifqa remain in the state until she is 18 and decide for herself what course she takes with her family.

    Otherwise they risk her murder to placate the secular p.c. gods (AKA “Multi” and “Culti”.).

  5. I have not been able to find any reference to a guardian ad litem, which is a court-appointed lawyer whose sole job it is to protect the rights of the juvenile in a family dispute that reaches court.

    So where is the guardian ad litem in this? Does anyone know.

    In Child Protective Services cases I’ve been involved with (thank you, Lord, not anymore), when the “child” in question is 17 and the family has reached the “he said/she said” stage, with no resolution in sight, the judge usually orders in favor of the child.

    She is old for a foster care placement, but she is not too old for placement in a group home of girls her age where she can learn Independent Living Skills while she finishes her education.

    My guess on this is that the FL Dept of Social Services (or whatever their title is) would do everything to avoid taking this child on.

    Why, you ask? Follow the money. There isn’t any. Foster care is expensive and whatever county in Florida she fled to has to cough up $$ to take care of her. They want her back in Ohio’s lap.

    She’s only 17, so she couldn’t know that she’d simply be a pawn once she was trapped in the bureaucracy. If she’d gone to the local Child Protective Services in Ohio, they’d have had to keep her info confidential until they assured her safety. That would require getting a protective order from a judge and proceeding from there. She might’ve had better luck with them from the beginning.

    Now they’re going to be resentful about having this mess dumped on them. And they’re bound by federal foster care law to do everything they can to “reunite the family”. Those laws were written long before any of us ever heard of Shariah and they were bad policy even then…

    This is a confused, frightened teenager. She deserves compassion and safety. I don’t think she will get the latter.

    The daily injustices handed down in the Juvenile and Family Court systems are numerous, notorious, and often ignorant. This dysfunction has a whole lot to do with the fact that the federal government has its fingers all over this, especially in the area of unfunded mandates. Those horrors are bankrupting the states and localities.

  6. Robin —

    No one is certain yet. The family & CAIR are pushing hard to get her back, but there are groups (mostly but not entirely Christian) who have hired legal help and are fighting back.

    If they can keep it going long enough, of course, Rifqa will turn 18, and then the question will be moot. But that’s almost a year from now, so it seems unlikely.

  7. Very good article/post. I have looked at both the FDLE “investigation report”, and CSP’s response to same. Also looked at a couple of news articles on this case in general.

    As Dymphna stated above, it does look like this has become a classic case of “he said – she said”. And looking at FDLE’s file, does not change that. There appears to have been a lack of proper due diligence on the part of the state in addressing all the concerns of this case. (Yes, I agree with the conclusions/suspicions put forth by the CSP.) And regardless if there is more than a small chance that Miss Bary is trying to advance some (hidden) agenda or not, the very real fact remains that being an apostate in the Muslim world runs the very real risk of imposing a death sentence on ones self. That the FDLE has not formally entertained that thought, and properly/completely followed up on it, borders on negligence on their part (or at least willful bending of the knee to the PC gods).

  8. She should petition the court to become an emancipated minor. Backburner the islam thing and the honor killing issue as far as the court is concerned.

  9. Missing in any of this is the question: why are these people even in the US? One cannot reliably distinguish “good” Muslims from the trouble makers. A society has a right to protect itself, and as long as the US allows these people inside its borders, expect more and more of the same. No one is talking about a real solution, which would be to deport them all. THAT is, of course, unthinkable. So on it goes…

  10. The smartest thing Rifka could do is, if they decide she’s to go back to her parents, turn around and slug a bailiff. It would make her look bad, and she’d go to jail — but she would not go back to Ohio! Jail in this situation is, I think, preferable to returning to what she is certain is her death.

  11. mpresley, they are in the US because Rifka injured an eye as a child (that’s why her hair always hangs over her right eye) and they got special permission to bring her here for medical treatment. Then — they didn’t quite decide to go back home. Rifka herself is technically in the country illegally — which complicates her situation.

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