Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obama's Muslim Outreach

Muslim women in Afghanistan who violate the Qur'an are subject to death by stoning. This is the culture that Obama wants us to embrace and understand. Some will argue that the practice is relegated to a small minority of Muslims and that Islam is truly a "religion of peace", insisting that such things happen in remote areas of the Middle East and that we can't control it anyway. While the control part may be true, the rest is not.

There are "peaceful" Muslims who live right here in the United States who go to work each day, pay their taxes, mow their lawns and attend church (or mosque) just like the rest of us. To all outward appearances they are just like the rest of us. That is, until something upsets them.

Case in point: Fathima Rifqa Bary is a 17-year-old girl who - until recently - lived with her Muslim family in Ohio. Now she is in Florida, living with a Christian pastor and his family, whom she met on Facebook, and fighting to stay there. Last Friday, Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson issued an order that she remain with the Florida family pending an investigation into whether she would be placed in harms way if forced to return to Ohio.

The reason? She is a convert to Christianity and fears that if returned, she will be killed by her own father. Her father, on the contrary, claims that the pastor runs a Christian cult, and kidnapped and brainwashed his daughter. Both scenarios are credible and not without precedent, so I offer this video for the reader to make a determination.

While she does seem a bit overzealous in her desire to find Jesus, she also appears to terrified, a decided understatement. With the history of honor killings here in America, she has every right to be.

On February 12, a Muslim TV broadcaster who was served divorce papers by his wife, proceeded to stab her several times and then beheaded her. Ironically, in 2007 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) awarded Muzzammil Hassan for his creation of Bridges TV, which he said was designed to counter anti-Muslim sentiment and stereotypes. They did not revoke the award.

On July 6, 2008 in Jonesboro, Georgia, Chaudry Rashid strangled his 25-year-old daughter with a bungee cord because she had decided to divorce her arranged husband. There are other cases which lend credence to Bary's fears. Will end up as one more in the list of statistics? I hope not.

So the question remains, how could Obama possibly expect Americans to embrace such a culture?

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Edisto Joe said...

Reading this article brought to mind a quote by Golda Mier..."We will have peace with the Arabs when they learn to love their children more than they hate us."

I truly hope for the Arab girls sake they look at this from both sides and make a decision based on whats best for her welfare.

Woody said...

Great quote, Joe.
Ironic it is that the allegedly enlightened left so cavalierly ignores the early accomplishments of women like Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher.