OrlandoSentinel –Â Rene Stutzman
The Â Rifqa Bary case is making huge waves in the US. The major networks finally started reporting on to the abominable practice of honor killings. Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs has done invaluable work to bring this out in the open and most likely saved this girls life. Â But of course none of this could have anything to do with Islam or the prophet Muhammad, who reportedly said “Kill him who changes his religion”. (Recorded in hadith collections of bothÂ Bukhari andÂ Abu Dawud. There is also a consensus byÂ all four schools of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (i.e., Maliki, Hanbali, Hanafi, and Shafi’i), as well as Shi’ite jurists, that apostates from Islam must be put to death). Nah, nothing to do with Islam, right Solkhar?
Muslim family: Problems with Rifqa Bary began with laptop gift
Atlas Shrugs: Â Dhimmi Orlando Sentinel Blames Rifqa’s Laptop “I was threatened by my dad, he took that laptop and waved it in the air and he was about to beat me with it…If you have this Jesus in your heart, you’re dead to me. You’re not my daughter” said Rifqa
Mohamed Bary is a doting Muslim father, intent on giving his daughter the best education he can. But he says he made a terrible mistake last October: He bought her a laptop computer.
Because of that laptop and access to the Internet, he says he lost his daughter toÂ Christian extremists.
Fathima Rifqa Bary, 17, is 800 miles away, living with a Christian foster family in the Orlando area. She is a runaway who has become a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre among evangelical Christians. She fled Ohio last month, saying her father had threatened to kill her because she had converted to Christianity.
Not true, Mohamed Bary said.
Fitzgerald: “No, it’s not, sweet little Rifqa” or, The Obscene Condescensions of Salam Al-Marayati
“In an exercise of intellectual honesty it would have been appropriate to link to Salam Al-Marayati’s entire column instead of selecting one quote then launch into a rant. It would have been even more appropriate if Al-Marayati’s latest column on Rifqa Bary, your most recent ‘Let’s-Save-the-Muslim-Teen-Girl-From-the-Bloodthirsty-Muslims’ poster child (Mmm, it’s always teen girls, isn’t it?), was included.” — from a Jihad Watch posterÂ here.
If what I had selected to discuss had been a passage ripped out of a context that endowed it with a meaning different from what it so clearly is, then this charge might, just might, have some validity. But the passage in question, thatÂ I chose to hold up for inspection, was not ripped out of such a context. It was, in fact, a perfect example of an attempt to deceive Infidel readers, the readers at the Huffington Post for whom Al-Marayati has such contempt. For he assumes they not only do not know, but will remain so permanently incurious as not to be moved to find out, the relevant contents of the Islamic texts — Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira — and the rulings of Muslim jurisconsults. His attempt to wrap-Islam-in-the-flag-of-American-patriotism is absurd, for in Islam Believers are inculcated with the clear idea that they owe their allegiance, their sole allegiance, to Islam, and to fellow members of the Umma.
By Muslim I mean the many True Believers, and not the handful of those who are merely “cultural Muslims” — that is, those who no longer accept the faith, and refuse to believe much of it, but nonetheless, for obvious reasons (fear or filial piety), do not declare that falling-away. You cannot be a True Muslim and a true patriot who is loyal to the legal and political institutions of whatever Infidel nation-state you happen to live in. You may describe yourself as working for the “betterment” (ah, what a word for Salam Al-Marayati, or whoever helps him with his prose, to use) of that nation-state, but that must mean, if you take Islam to heart (and Salam Al-Marayati certainly does), that you will work to make America a place where Infidel ways, and Infidel obstacles to the spread of Islam — including the Constitution of the United States, which the spirit and the letter of Shari’a flatly contradict — are swept aside.
For another example of such a contradiction, at a transnational level, compare carefully the individual rights that are guaranteed — freedom of speech, freedom of conscience — in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with the “Islamic” version that was concocted in order to offer the world a version that seems to suggest that Muslims, too, believe in similar guarantees. But the Cairo Declaration, as any careful comparison of the two documents will show, substitutes for the most important guarantees of individual rights other, collective rights, and only those that conform to the Shari’a. That means that the most important parts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are, in the Cairo version, now screamingly absent.