Tamara Al Bayati has not seen her husband in over 10 months now. He is in Dubai and unable to travel to the United States due to his visa expiring. Tamara is in the United States and considered an apostate due to her conversion from Islam to Christianity. Her life is at risk.
Her family members want her dead – as is tradition from her birth home in Iraq – she has disgraced the family name with her conversion to Christianity. Her husband was born a Christian in Lebanon. Their two and half year old daughter was born here in America. Tamara is deeply concerned for her life and the safety of her family. She is on a very long waiting list, four years long from the Miami office, in her quest for asylum and her security to start her life anew in the United States. Tamara has requested help from political leaders and agencies alike – which all have fallen on deaf ears. Any glimmer of hope quickly fades into excuses, delays and brick walls.
The reason her husband can not get his visa renewed from the United States to travel here and see his wife and daughter is simply because Tamara is in need for this asylum to insure the safety of her life and that of her family — and somehow this is a road block?!? Are you confused yet? Our hope is that you are angry and will share her story so that public outrage will grow louder and louder. The questions are many. Let’s start with how is it we provide safe haven for Muslim refugees but yet not Christian refugees? WHY?
Tamara will share the details of her story as we open the show. We then have joining this conversation, an attorney who specializes in such matters. Jennifer Breedon is an attorney specializing in International Criminal Law and foreign policy specifically in the Middle East. She is a government consultant in issues of protecting human rights and provides legal analysis for areas such as international criminal law, human rights, and religious extremism. And then, an expert in all matters related to Islam, IQ al-Rassooli author of Lifting the Veil – the Iraqi born Arabic speaker is considered one of the foremost authorities in the world on the subjects of Islam. His trilogy (Three Volumes) of “Lifting the Veil: The True Faces of Muhammad & Islam” should be a must read for those who really want to know the facts.