Don’t forget Rifqa. She’s still in danger. Keep the pressure on to protect her!

A Columbus, Ohio teen who ran away from her Muslim home because she feared for her life after converting to Christianity will remain in a Florida foster care home until her next hearing Sept. 3. Fathima Rifqa Bary, 17, says she fled to Florida after her father discovered her conversion and threatened to kill her. Although her family members, who are from Sri Lanka, told authorities they will allow her to practice her faith unscathed, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating whether she is in danger if she returns to Columbus.

Bary’s supporters note that her hometown is also the location of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, which has been linked in the past to Islamic extremism. There is also concern that the family might flee the country with Bary after her father, Mohamed Bary, reportedly dissolved his jewelry business on July 29.

Governor Charlie Crist CAN STOP a Muslim Honor Killing!
August 19, 2009
Here’s how YOU can help Rifqa:

Please Contact Florida Governor Charlie Crist TODAY and tell him to Protect Rifqa Bary from a Muslim Honor Killing by Keeping her in Florida.

Rifqa Must Stay in Florida!
17 year old Rifka Bary fled Ohio by bus to Florida to escape her Muslim parents after her father threatened to kill her for becoming a Christian.

A major trial will take place this Friday where the court will decide if she is shipped back to Ohio or stays in Florida.

Governor Charlie can protect Rifka Bary by instructing the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to file a motion to recommend to the judge that she stay in Florida.

To date, the Governor has taken no action and DCF has not filed the motions to say she is in need of protection by the state and therefore needs to be declared “dependent” by the state of Florida.

Christianity Today BLOG and Video

Copy of Petition for Dependency by Rifqa’s Lawyer
with detailed facts of the case

Atlas Shrugs / Pamela Geller

Tell him to Protect Rifqa Bary from a Muslim Honor Killing by Keeping her in Florida
Office of Governor Charlie Crist:
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Governor Charlie Crist: Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp: Jeff.Kottkamp@MyFlorida.comWebsite:
Phone Calls to (850) 488-7146 [8am-5pm EST]
Fax letters to (850) 487-0801
For individuals with hearing loss or speech disability:
(850)922-7795 (TTY) or 711 (Florida Telecommuniation Relay)
The Florida Department of Children and Families:
George H. Sheldon, Secretary
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 1, Room 202
Tallahassee, Florida

Fax: (850) 922-2993

Phone: (850) 487-1111

Verne Melvin
Acting Regional Director / Ninth Judicial Circuit
Florida Department of Children and Families
400 W. Robinson St.
Orlando 32801

Phone: (407)245-0400
(Maxine McGregor, client relations coordinator)

Friday August 21
Juvenile Court House

2000 E. Michigan St. Orlando, Fl 32806

11:30am – Press Conference
12:00pm – Demonstration in Support of Rifqa
AND DEMONSTRATION For Details Contact:
“CJ” at (561) 324-1224

Florida Security Council, www.FloridaSecurityCouncil.com


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  2. Whether Rifqa Bary stays in Florida or elsewhere in the world, her parents &/or other Muslim family members & other Muslim zealots will still do everything to track her down and kill her just the same to redeem the so called family honor. It may/might take some time ( I hope this has a prescription period) but they
    ( her parents &/or other Muslim family members & other Muslim zealots ) will see to it that what she did will not be emulated by other Muslim girls and that the severe punishment inflicted upon her will strike fear into the hearts and minds of other Muslim women making these girls think twice or a hundred times over before doing anything that will tarnish the family honor. It’s their cultural mindset that we must destroy by renewing their minds in letting them ( her parents &/or other Muslim family members & other Muslim zealots ) understand that every woman has the right to choose whom she loves &/or marries and what she decides to do with her life.

  3. and that every killing attributed to this so called “honor killing” be construed to be “First degree Murder” because killings like this are carefully planned, sometimes days or weeks in advance, to be carried out in horrific fashion to show Muslims and non Muslims how they ( Rifqa Bary’s parents &/or other Muslim family members & other Muslim zealots ) deal with anyone who deviates from their culture.

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