From The Christian Post -
The teen convert to Christianity who ran away from her Muslim family last summer is fighting to stay in the United States.
An attorney for Rifqa Bary asked an Ohio judge Monday to declare that the girl is unable to reunite with her parents by her 18th birthday. The order would allow [...]
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From The Christian Post -
Posted April 5, 2010
From the Columbus Dispatch -
A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge today in an ongoing custody dispute.
Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and [...]
Judge Gill denied Mohamed and Aysha Bary’s motion to back out of a deal made on January 19th to allow Rifqa to remain in foster care and attempt reconciliation through the court system. The parents pretended to not know that Rifqa still had contact with other Christians and cried foul once [...]
Runaway Christian Convert Says Family Reconciliation Not Possible
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A teenage runaway who fled Ohio claiming she’d be harmed for converting from Islam to Christianity says it’s no longer possible for her to reconcile with her Muslim parents.
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From MyPetJawa –
The Ohio court overseeing Rifqa Bary’s case convened yesterday to hear an emergency motion by CAIR attorney Omar Tarazi attempting to circumvent a counselor’s finding that Rifqa should be allowed to talk with the Florida couple, Blake and Beverly Lorenz, who took her in [...]
From Atlas Shrugs-
Pamela updates us on the outcome of Rifqa’s court hearing today and John Jay analyzes the results. Read it here.
From Jamal Jivanjee –
This afternoon (Tuesday, Jan. 19’th 2010) Rifqa Bary was declared a dependent of the state of Ohio! This is very good news for Rifqa because [...]
From the Columbus Dispatch-
Attorneys for Fathima Rifqa Bary want the 17-year-old Columbus runaway moved to a different foster home, according to a court document.
Through the discovery process used to clarify evidence, Franklin County Children Services made the names of Rifqa’s foster parents available to everyone involved in the case, according [...]
Dear friends and supporters of Rifqa Bary,
Thanks for your continued prayer and support for Rifqa during this critical period of time. Many of you have asked about an update regarding Rifqa’s situation, as well as ways that you can pray and support her. I’d like to give you a quick update about her next hearing, as well as share a couple of urgent requests that you can be praying about specifically for her.
From Columbus Dispatch…
There were several issues resolved today at the hearing in Franklin County Juvenile Court, including:
* Mediation. Magistrate Mary Goodrich said issues now being discussed would best be resolved with individual counseling instead of group mediation.
* Third-party messages. Bary’s parents don’t want her to receive Christmas cards, and had [...]