Michael van der Galien

Rifqa Bary’s Legal Case Over, Stays in Custody

Posted on January 20 2010 10:38 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Barbarossa

Rifqa Bary’s dependency case was settled today in an Ohio juvenile court by Rifqa and her parents, and she will remain in state custody until her 18th birthday. In return for her parents dropping their opposition to dependency, Rifqa agreed to plead to the “unruly” charge, which will not count as a criminal charge and jeopardize her upcoming immigration claim.

What prompted this remarkable turn-around? It was clear to CAIR that they were going to lose in trial. CAIR was trying to force Rifqa to make some kind of admission that her statements about the terror-tied Noor Islamic Cultural Center her parents attended weren’t true, but when Rifqa’s attorneys said no and that they intended to take it to trial where all of Noor and CAIR’s secrets would be revealed, CAIR capitulated.

Read the whole thing at My Pet Jawa.

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