So here we have a lovely young woman who, after converting to Christianity, is fearful for her life and wants nothing more than legal intervention enjoining her from returning from Florida to her parents in Ohio, where she could very likely face an honor killing. To the court, to the media and to the world, her parents argue that Islam is a religion of peace, that Rifqa is in no danger, that it is the Christian minister who has brought such fantasies into her mind.
And yet we as a civilized nation continue to be so caught up in our politically correct nonsense that we refuse to see and identify evil right in front of us. We continue to watch as the left labels concerned everyday Americans as “extremists” and “domestic terrorists” when the real radicals are on our doorstep.
Furthermore, where are the women’s groups? Where are the women’s rights activists coming out for this young woman? The practice of honor killings has come to the forefront, and yet there is deafening silence from the National Organization for Women, the same non-response after stories of women stoned for committing adultery, arrested for talking to men at a coffee shop, imprisoned for daring to drive a car. Where are they? Why can’t they stand up for Rifqa?
I hate to get political, but it always frustrates me to see the double standard. Hollywood activist actresses like Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard have no problem traveling to Iran, congressional fools like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no qualms about traveling to Syria, donning headscarves and lauding a culture which kills women for apostasy, stones women for adultery, whips women for socializing, and looks upon women as third-class citizens, but once they return to the States they turn right around and show up at events sponsored by NOW and its discriminatory counterparts.
Where are these people for Rifqa Bary? My God, you see it — this girl faces death if she is forced to return home to her family. And yet we hide behind this inexplicable need for tolerance in the face of murder. I don’t get it.