In the video, Rifqa Barry pours out the heart of her story, one of honor killing. Honoricide is widely considered to be a cultural issue separate from Islam. Those harboring that misconception ignore the fact that Islam is not a religion, it is an all-encompassing way of life. In fact, Islamic law is not silent on this issue.
Under Islamic law, Rifqa's father can kill her with impunity. The following quote is from Reliance of the Traveller.
-4- a father or mother (or their fathers of mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring;That quote is part of a list of killings for which there is no indemnity (blood money). The list is given in Book O, Chapter 1.2.
Rifqa Barry is subject to the death penalty for rebellion against Allah. In Islam's eyes she deserves to be killed.
When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.
There is no indemnity for killing an apostate (O: or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die).
The indemnity for killing a male Muslim is 100 camels.
Pay particular attention to the clauses I emphasized in the quote below; they speak directly to the issue of inequality.
(A: For the rulings below, one multiplies the fraction named by the indemnity appropriate to the death or injury's type of intentionality and other relevant circumstances that determine the amount of a male Muslim's indemnity (def: o4.2-6 and o4.13). )
The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man.
The indemnity paid for a Jew or Christian is one-third of the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid of a Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth of that a Muslim.
When a miscarriage results from someone having struck the stomach of a pregnant woman (O: or other part of her, or when someone frightens her, resulting in a miscarriage), the indemnity for the fetus is a male or female slave worth one-twentieth of the indemnity payable for killing the fetus's father, or one-tenth that of its mother. (A: The indemnity is whatever they agree upon.)Is this clear to you yet? Killing a male Muslim will cost you 100 camels. Killing a female Muslim will cost you 33 camels. Killing a Christian will cost you 33 camels. Killing an apostate is free. Killing your own offspring is free. Get a clue, for Chrissake!!!
Every time a Muslim, politician, preacher, commentator or academic tells you that Islam:
- is great
- is a religion
- is peaceful
- is an equally valid pathway to God
- respects human dignity
- respects human equality