This will make everything better, you see. They just have to understand each other’s religions. But as Pamela Geller points out, the plan is inconsistent and strange. If there is a possibility that she will not be returned home, how is it that they will discuss religion when she is home?
Perhaps what is meant is that the discussions will determine whether or not she is returned home. If that is the case, then she will certainly be returned home, for her father will speak about how Islam is peaceful and tolerant, and the caseworker of course will know that to think anything to the contrary would be “Islamophobia,” and so therefore Rifqa is in no danger, and she will be returned home forthwith.
The runaway teen Muslim convert to Christianity who made national headlines when she ran away should talk to her parents about religion when they are reunited, according to a proposal filed in Ohio.
A government caseworker outlined a plan calling for Rifqa Bary, 17, and her parents to listen to each other’s views on religion.
Bary needs to hear out her parents’ explanation of their beliefs when she goes home, according to the proposal filed in Franklin County Juvenile Court. In turn, her parents must listen to Bary explain her newfound Christianity.
The goal is for both sides to better understand why the teenager ran away to Florida over the summer and stayed with a Christian family she met online.
Bary has said she feared her father would harm or kill her for converting from Islam. Her father has denied the claim. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation found no credible threats to the girl.
The plan leaves open the possibility that the girl may never return home.
Bary was sent back to Ohio last month, where she is in the care of the county children’s services agency. Her phone and Internet usage is being closely monitored to comply with a judge’s ruling….
Pamela Geller’s coverage of this case has been unparalleled, and is much needed now when most “conservative” blogs have shied away from this case like good dhimmis. Here she takes apart a highly disingenuous piece by one of the lawyers for the girl’s parents, the CAIR-linked Shayan Elahi. And here is her piece in Human Events today on how Rifqa is being isolated.