Monday, August 31, 2009

The Rifqa Journey

John R. Houk
© August 31, 2009

The Mainstream Media (MSM) has been a little better at telling both sides of the story of Rifqa Bary, but not much.

The August 30, Orlando Sentinel is still on board to portray Rifqa as a rebellious teen and goes out of its way to portray Mohamed Bary as a friendly typical Westernized Muslim. The Sentinel goes out of it’s way to express that the Bary family is not a radical-Islamic family (BUT THE FAMILY ATTENDS A RADICAL ISLAMIC MOSQUE). The Sentinel claims to have interviewed friends and neighbors who say they are shocked that Rifqa Bary would say her father wants her dead for converting to Christianity. One must wonder if Mohamed Bary is such a tolerant moderate Muslim why does he attend the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.

Most of the MSM has taken their cue from the Orlando Sentinel. I did find a FOX and Friends interview in which a former Muslim who is now a Christian Pastor in Ohio confirmed that Rifqa’s claims of mortal fear are not something that is a spur of the moment whim by a confused teenager: video found on Infidel’s Paradise. This Pastor counseled with Rifqa about a year ago about her fears of being outed about her Christianity. The Pastor said that at the time she had been a Christian for three years (hence four years now) and told her story of being Born Again.

My bet is if the MSM and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have their influence and money to snatch Rifqa back to Ohio, she will disappear into an anonymous asylum for lunatics or found dead in Sri Lanka.

JRH 8/31/09

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