For Robert, Hugh, Dumbledore, and all the rest of the JW junkies, check it out, at 2:20...If this isn't the pure "moment of truth" for these poor facile tolerant "believers," then what is?
It really is a moment Arthur Koestler would have loved--back in 1939, it was "You can't be with the Party if you're against Stalin;" in 2009, it's "You can't be with the Muslims if you're against the Koran."
The money lines--take it away, honorable, consistent Sheikh Al-Ahmad!:
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "The people who spread corruption in the land - whether highway robbers, drug dealers, or the owners of these TV channels, who are even more dangerous... These channels broadcast corruption and nudity. They are all people who spread corruption in the land, and they should be tried in an Islamic court of law and sentenced to death. This [fatwa] is clearly in accordance with Islamic law. There’s no doubt about it."
Interviewer: "The ferocity of this fatwa has cast fear in the hearts of..."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "... of the hypocrites."
Interviewer: "In everybody’s hearts. Even in the West, it received much attention."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "Islam itself casts fear..."
Interviewer: "No, it doesn’t. Islam is a religion of tolerance and leniency, Sheikh."
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Ahmad: "Allah says otherwise. Islam is lenient, but the infidel West trembles in fear of it. Allah has ordered us to prepare: 'Prepare for them what force and steeds of war you can, to cast fear in the hearts of Allah’s enemies and of your own.' Our human nature may tell us that stoning is unacceptable, but this is a punishment decreed by Allah. If Allah decrees death - this is how it should be. If the Islamic scholars ruled that the punishment for drug dealers is death, this is how it should be.
God bless MEMRI, why haven't they been awarded the Nobel Prize yet?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Chalk up a win for The Good Guys.
YES, Rifqa Bary is SAFE, for at least 2 weeks—HOORAYYYY!! BARUCH HASHEM!!
Jewish Odysseus attended the Dependency Court hearing in Orlando’s Juvenile Court today, and it was almost enough to restore one’s faith in America. Guardian Ad Litem attorney Krista Bartholomew did an outstanding job for Rifqa, as did Orlando attorney John Stemberger. Florida’s Department of Children and Families also took a respectable (not to say courageous) position, opposing Rifka’s return to the Ohio Caliphate at least until Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) could complete its own investigation into whether Rifqa’s family and—very significantly—the “surrounding community”— may threaten imminent harm to her.
(A few hours research into the Noor Mosque and a brief review of the Central Ohioans Against Terrorism website will surely suffice to prove to the FDLE that Rifqa has about as much chance of staying physically safe in Ohio as a rabbi in a yarmulke walking past the Gaza City Mosque after Friday prayers. And they will recommend accordingly.)
And I would be remiss if I didn’t praise the patient and thoughtful work done by Judge Daniel Dawson, who allowed all parties and their attorneys to make their points without any rush, and whose ruling that, yes, his Court DOES have jurisdiction over Rifqa’s case, was as clearly supported by the law as it was devastating to the jihadis’ plan to murder her.
There were about 100 supporters of Rifqa there to provide moral support, including the great Tom Trento, from the Florida Security Council, and Usama Dakdok, a Christian evangelist from an Egyptian Coptic background. Both of them provided excellent and informative press conferences in front of the Courthouse, before the hearing.
Dependency Court proceedings are open to the public, but not the information in the files, so these hearings offer us a chance to gain some information on the case. Here are some of my factual observations/inferences:
1) Rifqa’s attorneys told Judge Dawson that her current foster-family (recall that she was removed from the Lorenzes a few weeks ago) would like to home-school her rather than enroll her in public school, and “they home-school their own children.” This is a very good sign that Rifqa is placed with a Christian family, in an environment she finds 100% welcoming. Her attorneys also asserted that Rifqa is “extremely happy with her foster-family.”
2) The DCF announced that the FDLE had only decided TODAY (8/21) to open an investigation into the case. Reading between the lines, this was a clear indicator that nothing but citizen activism directed toward Governor Charlie Crist and the DCF got Florida law enforcement (as opposed to the clueless, if not compromised, Ohioans) brought into the picture. Those thousands of calls, faxes and e-mails got results!
3) Rifka’s attorneys announced right off the bat that she wished to make a statement to the Court. Counsel for both parents leaped to object…WHY? Were they afraid of what they, and the public, were going to hear from her? Suffice it to say that Judge Dawson re-iterated “my policy” of allowing ANY party to make a statement to the Court, so long as it was done after review with counsel, and allowed Rifka to make her statement. In it, she emphasized her Christian faith, and chillingly, how much she both loves her family yet “fears for my life.”
4) In discussion with the Judge about visitation, Rifka’s attorney’s revealed that she DOES wish to have visitation with her brothers…but NOT with her parents. Hmmmm…
5) Both the DCF and the Guardian Ad Litem Attorney, Ms. Bartholemew, repeatedly mentioned their concerns for Rifqa’s safety. It appears that the critical “credibility battle” between those who deny any real danger from Islamist assassins and those who affirm it has been decisively won. The State and its institutions have recognized that we are not kooks.
Of course, this is one small battle in an 11-month war (until Rifqa turns 18). But it was an absolutely critical battle, one which would have been literally fatal had it gone the other way. The Noor Mosque and CAIR and the ISNA and the FIQH Council and all their filthy shariah-drunk subversive allies really took one on the chin tonight, so let’s all lift a glass for a few more weeks of safety for Rifqa, and pray that the One True God continues to keep and protect her.
ATLASSHRUGS REPORTS RIFQA'S DAD DISSOLVED HIS BUSINESS 3 WEEKS AGO, APPARENTLY PLANNING TO LEAVE THE US.
GOOD LIVE-BLOGGING FROM ORLANDO REPORTER HERE.
"Rifqa roundup" here at the great AtlasShrugs site.
Photos from the Courthouse:
A Lovely Human Rights Supporter Outside the Courtroom
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:04 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It sure looks like Ms. Bary's attorneys are on the ball, here is a PDF of their latest Court filing. Excellent work!!
Time to put on my Florida attorney hat, for a change…
We’re all appalled by the prospect of the threatened Islamist honor-murder of 17-year-old Rifqa Bary, who signed her own Islamist death-warrant by converting to Christianity and admitting it. But so long as Ms. Bary remains outside of the clutches of her vengeful parents, it is less likely that she will be murdered. The good news is that Ms. Bary's lawyers have an excellent case to keep her free, in accordance with Florida law.
Dependency Court (responsible for ruling on parental involvement in cases of alleged neglect or abuse of children) Judge Gail Adams has allowed Ms. Bary to be "sheltered" temporarily, while the Department of Children and Families investigates the past and potential homelife of Ms. Bary. It is important to note that Rifqa's parents have already confirmed to the Judge that they have committed actions that qualify as felony child abuse in Florida. Therefore, Judge Adams has ample legal authority to keep Rifka "sheltered" certainly for the 11 months it will take for her to reach her 18th birthday.
It must be said that we needn't speculate on whether Rifqa's parents have already committed child abuse against her, since her Dad, Mohamed, was thoughtful enough to confess on behalf of his wife, although obviously sugar-coating the murderous threat we all know was actually delivered:
She had a falling out with her mother the night before she disappeared, he said. He was out of town. [So why didn't the Court question the wife? Almost sounds like one of those Islamic courts where the woman's testimony is worth less than that of a man.--J.O.] Rifqa had gone out without permission, was gone more than three hours, and when she came home, her mother scolded her and told her that because of her behavior, the whole family might have to return to their native Sri Lanka, Mohamed Bary said.
His wife was upset and there were no plans to leave the U.S., Mohamed Bary said, but that apparently frightened his daughter.
Let us ask: What else but a severe, bona fide "mental injury" could cause a girl described by her father as "an excellent student, a cheerleader in a prestigious school in Columbus who got A's and B's [and] wanted to go to college and become a nurse," to suddenly flee her home and relocate a thousand miles away?
So that is what Mother Bary, via the hearsay testimony of her husband, has allegedly alleged. Well, THAT RIGHT THERE may be charged as felony child abuse under Florida law. For those who think I am exaggerating, I commend to you the following story that came out as this article was being prepared:
A Gainesville [Florida] father has been arrested for hitting his daughter with a pizza slice.
The 38-year-old man was arrested early Friday on a charge of child abuse without great harm, a third-degree felony. The man's name was being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
Deputy Nick Vickers says the man used racist and sexist terms when he asked his daughter to turn off her computer, and she fired back with some crude language of her own.
Vickers says the father "intentionally threw a slice of pizza at the victim, striking her in the back of the neck, against her will."
The girl, whose age was not available, called 911 and her father was arrested.
And then there is Florida's legal definition of those activities that constitute child abuse--notice that if the parent only THREATENS to do something, and that threat only results in a mental injury that is LIKELY to cause the child's mental or emotional health to be significantly impaired, then there is child abuse...a VERY low standard...:
ABUSE: Any willful or threatened act or omission that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. NEGLECT: Any act or omission where a child is deprived of, or allowed to be deprived of, necessary supervision, food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment, or a child is permitted to live in an environment when such deprivation or environment causes the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired or to be in danger of being significantly impaired. The foregoing circumstances shall not be considered neglect if caused primarily by financial inability unless actual services for relief have been offered to and rejected by the caretaker responsible.
THREATENED HARM: A situation, circumstances or behavior which leads a prudent person to have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect has occurred or may occur in the immediate future if no intervention is provided.
When we link the (almost surely deceptively minimized) Bary parents' confession to Rifqa's much more harrowing claims, and to Florida's child abuse law, we have an open-and-shut case that Rifka Bary qualifies to be "sheltered" by the State. Considering her own near-adult status, her maturity, her clear wish to remain with Pastors Blake and Beverly Lorenz, and the Lorenzes clear ability and dedication to allow her to remain with them, it is a legally unassailable argument that she needs to be returned to the dedicated couple that probably saved her life, the Lorenzes.
Unless Judge Adams chooses to ignore the law, it is an easy call for her. Place Rifqa with the Lorenzes!
Oh, and by the way, if the Judge sends her back to her parents, there is a very credible chance that she will be promptly murdered by her own family, as has happened to so many young "disobedient" daughters in North American Islamic families recently. By the way.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Notice how the Muslim police use his own little Koranic dialectic to argue against him and contradict him...The little mass-murderer really shows no remorse for the appalling mayhem and bloodshed (estimated ~800 dead in one week) he's caused, does he?
This may look crude, but if the governments of (just for example) Israel had used techniques like this the last 20 years or so, their country would be a whole lot safer today.
Here is the video and transcript of the interrogation of Boko Haram leader. Video (in Hausa) follows transcript:
NPF- Nigeria Police Force
MD- Mohammed Yusuf
NPF: Yesterday we went to your house; we saw a lot of animals, students and stuff you guys are putting together. What are you going to do with all these stuff?
MY: It is for self defense.
NPF: Is there no authority to defend you?
MY: I don’t know, why did I get arrested?
NPF: You are a Muslim person.
MY: I don’t know why you are disturbing us.
NPF: You said Boko Haram (Western education is sin) who made the pants you are wearing?
MY: My pants are cotton and cotton is made by God.
NPF: In the Quran’s chapter, God said ‘Ikra’ – or seek knowledge?
MY: Is not same with Islamic knowledge. There certain aspects of western education which are bad.
NPF: We saw Computers and many things in your house are they not as a result of Western Education?
MY: These are technology different from Western education.
NPF: You are eating good food, driving a nice car, and wearing nice clothes.
MY: Is not like that. People have different means and abilities. Some have in their hand while others don’t.
NPF: Why did you leave your compound?
MY: Because you came to attack me.
NPF: You sent others to fight and you left?
MY: All my people have left too.
NPF: What about the people that come to fight?
MY: My people have left.
NPF: Where are your followers now?
MY: Bauchi, Gombe. Adamawa, Taraba and police have already attacked them before Maiduguri.
NPF: How did you hurt your arm?
MY: I fell.
NPF: Where is your headquarters and where are your branch offices.
MY: You have attacked my headquarters; my branches are in Gwange ward, Bulumkutu, etc.
NPF: Who is helping you, do you have soldiers, organizers and if you are not here who is second in command?
MY: Abubakar Shekau.
NPF: Where is your GSM Cell phone?
MY: I don’t know.
NPF: You run away with many people, where are they now?
MY: I don’t know.
NPF: Are you getting any help from Niger Republic?
MY: No, no one is helping us – Insha Allahu Warahamatullah, Insha Allahu Warahamatullah.
NPF: Do you have a farm in Benishiek?
NPF: You made your followers give up their lives for a fight, many of whom did not know what they were fighting for, what is your opinion on their death?
MY: It is on the conscience of the killers of my people.
NPF: What about you’re Children that were killed?
MY: My children are killed? Again it is on the conscience of the killers.
NPF: Where are you from?
MY: From Yobe State.
NPF: Where from Yobe?
MY? From Jakusko.
NPF: Where is your mom from?
MY: From Gashua.
NPF: Have you travelled overseas?
MY: Yes. Only to Pilgrimage or Hajj.
MY: 2000 to 2003.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:21 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
NIGERIAN FORCES CAPTURE, EXECUTE BIN-LADEN WANNABE; "HUMAN RIGHTS" GROUPS MOURN MASS-MURDERING MANIAC
You really can't make this stuff up, nor even consider it plausible if it had been made up. This homicidal maniac, this archetypal escapee from a hospital for the criminally insane, a man whose cause was to violently destroy EDUCATION, for God's sake, and who caused the deaths of more than 700 humans and mass kidnapping and arson in a few days...His richly-deserved death in custody, which was understandably greeted by the firing squad literally dancing around his stinking corpse in total glee, is treated as a matter of grave concern by HUMAN RIGHTS groups.
All I can say is: "WELL DONE, LADS!!" to the police and military of Nigeria, and may their robust and focused response provide a cautionary lesson to other Muslim troubemakers in that vast and struggling country.
NOTE the nasty weaponry and improvised weapons in this vid...Amazing what a jihadi mob armed with just sledgehammers, machetes and jugs of gasoline can "accomplish" in a small peaceful neighborhood...
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:20 PM