Excerpt here (but go read the whole thing):
Wishful thinking, biased reporting endanger Rifqa Bary Pamela Geller, American Thinker
Heagney's report is striking as much for what it left out as for what she mentioned. Why doesn't the hijabed one
talk about the fact that few visitors who are allowed to see Rifqa at
all have to be fingerprinted? It seems to me that they are
fingerprinting the one or two who visit Rifqa in order to criminalize
them: in the event that Rifqa goes on the run again (rather than meet
persecution at home if she is returned), anyone who had contact with
her will be a suspect. Hence the fingerprints. If they exact Islamic
justice and harm Rifqa, the Christians will be blamed (they'll say she
ran away with their help). If she does run away, the Christians will be
blamed, too. Clearly they are making it very difficult for anyone to
what of all this secrecy? Clearly this is not in the best interests of
Rifqa. The only ones who seem to get access to all the unfolding events
in this case are Rifqa's worst enemies in the media, like Heagney.
Meredith Heagney should visit an Islamic Republic, where she can
experience firsthand all that she advocates for.Hussein
Wario, a native of Kenya and, like Rifqa, an apostate from Islam, tells
the truth that Heagney ignores: "I am very concerned for Rifqa. If the
judge reunites her with her family, you know that she will either be
severely persecuted or killed here in the United States or elsewhere.
An ardent Muslim father would rather kill his child in order to
preserve his family from ridicule (from fellow Muslims) than see him or
her alive. Mr. Mohamed Bary would be hailed as a hero to Muslims if he
were to carryout-God forbid-Islamic judgment on Rifqa because she
refuses to revert to Islam."Rifqa's
close friend and another convert from Islam to Christianity, Jamal
Jivanjee, adds: "As Meredith Heagney is the main reporter assigned to
the Rifqa Bary story, I have read several articles that Ms. Heagney has
written about the case previously. Each time I read her account of
Rifqa's situation, I come away amazed at her ‘selective' use of
pertinent information that she includes in her articles. I am beginning
to wonder if this is more than just simple oversight. I am convinced
that Meredith's oversight reveals at best, a hidden bias against Rifqa
Bary, and at worst, a deliberate attempt to deceive the public in
Central Ohio. This latest article was unfortunately no exception."The
media is against her. Child Services is against her. Her own family is
against her – and eagerly awaiting her return to their clutches.
Who will stand for Rifqa Bary?
Send Rifqa a Christmas card – go here.
Attend Rifqa's Christmas rally the day of her dependency hearing.
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