Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs Blog has this astounding story, which I’ll leave for you to click the link and read over there.
For those not familiar with the story of Rifqa Bary:
- Rifqa is a seventeen-year-old Muslim girl from Ohio.
- She was baptized into Christianity last year.
- Her Mulim father threatened to kill her to restore his family’s “honor.”
- Rifqa fled to Florida for her life.
- The Florida courts returned her to Ohio, despite ther parents’ inability to produce documentation they are here legally.
- Rifqa is being held at a Juvenile facility in Ohio incommunicado and in solitary confinement to hinder her ability to talk to others.
- The Ohio Juvenile Courts are refusing to release any data about the dates or times of Rifqa’s future hearings; probably because they are trying to avoid and “controversies”. (Pam Geller has already lead one demonstration of hundreds on the date of her first hearing.)
However, Pam notes this on her blog:
The Franklin county, Ohio Juvenile Detention Center allows inmates to receive mail. Therefore.. Rifqa should be able to receive Christmas cards from well wishers starting now. You just have to have your return address on the letter and follow a few simple rules HERE.
I am sending her a Christmas card and hope that others will do likewise. Thank you, and God Bless.
c/o Angela Lloyd
255C Drinko Hall
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
***NOTE Address Changes *** (Don’t forget your *RETURN ADDRESS*-Mail without a Return Address will not reach her!)
And if you think about it, it’s got a certain “Miracle on 34th Street” vibe to it. Flood the juvenile detention center with Christmas Cards for Rifqa. “Mail is not read but will be screened for contraband items. Pictures, money, gang and drug symbols or writing is prohibited.”
/ So no money or photos; sorry/
The more cards the better. Don’t pass a card around at work or church and have everyone sign it; pass a box of cards and have everyone send their own card. Money or no money, SEND A CARD. I want her to have so many cards they’ll have to give her a separate room to open them all.
And pray for Rifqa. Pray Hard. Pass her name around to your prayer groups and prayer lines and prayer chains and all your friends at church. Pray for her this weekend and all through Advent.
And send a card. Send two; they’re small, after all.
(Sending mine in the morning. You?)