The story of Rifka Bary has been chronicled and told in great detail at Atlas Shrugs. Pamela gives the sad details of Rifka's life of repeated beatings from her father and brother. Pamela tells us of the radical mosque that the father insisted on attending even though there were several other mosques closer to their home.
We have heard this story, in one form or another, too many times. Rifka has converted to Christianity and we know that the price for apostasy under Islamic law is death. We know that by disobeying her father, Rifka has shamed her family and that according to the Bary's belief system the only way to restore their honor is to take their daughter's life.
We know how this story has ended for countless women and girls throughout the world. We know that "honor killings" have come to our country. Knowing all this, how can any of us turn our backs?
There will be another hearing tomorrow. Contact Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Department of Children and Family and ask them to let Rifka stay in Floria where she is safe.
Governor Charlie Crist's office: Phone: (850) 488-4441, (850) 488-7146Fax: (850) 487-0801
Florida Department of Children and Family:George H. Sheldon, Secretary1317 Winewood Blvd.Building 1, Room 202Tallahassee, FloridaPhone: (850) 487-1111 Fax: (850) 922-2993