Thank God I’m free at last
In spite of the family break-up, this story has a happy ending. It is to be remembered that this girl feared for her life, and as much as she loves her family, she loves staying alive that much more. So it’s great to hear that the Ohio court ruled, after a tactical move by Rifqa’s lawyer to admit she was an “unruly child” for fleeing for her life to Florida, she is allowed to stay in protective foster care until her 18th birthday.
A lot of credit for highlighting this girl’s case in blogosphere and on the internet in general, goes to Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, for her spending an umpteenth number of woman hours, days and weeks with lawyers and an assortment of other experts on the Rifqa Bary issue, to ensure that Rifqa gets the best treatment possible.
Pamela Geller also went out on a limb, personally, in not only travelling to Florida and Ohio to cover the court hearings, she also took alot of guff and smears from pickle head and serial libelist, Charles Johnson, for being a steadfast supporter of Rifqa Bary. While this victory in Ohio is presently being overshadowed by the one in Massachusetts, it’s even more stunning in its long reaching ramifications.
Apostates in the US can look to the courts with increasing confidence that they will be taken seriously in the future, due to a daring, and brave girl that refused to buckle to the ignorant US law enforcement and judicial system. Rifqa Bary fought for her life, and Pamela Geller and a host of others contributed to that end, to ensure that this apostate from Islam didn’t fall prey to the Mulsim honor system which demands the blood of those who leave Islam. Read it all at Atlas. KGS