August 5, 2010 1

Foxnews.com: What Rifqa Bary’s Case Tells Us

By admin in Uncategorized

From Fox News, Phyllis Chesler:

America prides itself on religious tolerance. We welcome all houses of worship.

Increasingly, however, Islamist leaders are demanding even more religious tolerance, more mosques.

However, there is absolutely no reciprocity in the Muslim world. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, do not allow Christians, Jews, or other “infidels” to pray openly or to build any or new houses of worship.

Read the whole post.

August 5, 2010 1

Judge will decide today on Rifqa’s immigration status

By admin in Uncategorized

Please pray today for favor upon Rifqa. Today, the judge decides whether Rifqa can remain in the U.S. under special immigration status to continue her cancer treatment.

From the Columbus Dispatch…

With five days to go before Rifqa Bary’s 18th birthday, a Franklin County Juvenile Court magistrate is to issue a ruling today that could affect her immigration status in the United States.

Read the rest of the article.

July 14, 2010 8

Update on Rifqa’s Status

By admin in Uncategorized

I know that many of you are looking for an update on Rifqa and her status. I spoke to someone close to her and the legal case. I was informed that Rifqa has not authorized the release of any additional information on her health status. She has asked that everyone keep lifting her up in prayer for complete healing and strength through the process.

May 25, 2010 17

Rifqa diagnosed with uterine cancer

By admin in Uncategorized

As was revealed yesterday, Rifqa recently found out she is battling uterine cancer. She has already had 2 surgeries and will undergo another surgery on Thursday. Then the doctors will plan for continuing treatment.

Please pray and fast for Rifqa this week. We know that by His stripes we were healed.

More from onenewsnow:

A former Muslim who was pastor of a church in Columbus, Ohio, says 17-year-old Christian convert Rifqa Bary has told him she has a very aggressive form of uterine cancer.

Jamal Jivanjee is currently the director of Florida-based ministry illuminate. But while pastoring in Ohio, he was contacted by Rifqa Bary, whom he later met at a coffee shop. Since that time he has become a major confidant of the teenager, who remains in foster care in Ohio while her well-publicized custody dispute with her parents continues.

Click here to read the whole story.

April 13, 2010 1

Rifqa fights to avoid deportation

By admin in Current Situation

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 Bary to apply for immigration status and avoid possible deportation to her homeland, Sri Lanka.

Though there is no move to deport Bary at the moment, her attorney, Angela Lloyd, said reconciliation is unlikely to happen by her client’s 18th birthday, which is Aug. 10. Lloyd said obtaining special status for Bary is urgent. It is feared that if the teen is returned to Sri Lanka she will be harmed or killed by Muslim extremists.

But the attorney for Bary’s parents objected. Omar Tarazi said the parents already filed an immigration application for the whole family, according to The Associated Press.

The Ohio judge overseeing the case, Elizabeth Gill, said she will not sign the order at this time. Gill said she will hold another hearing next month to discuss Bary’s immigration status.

In the meantime, Gill wants the Barys to continue counseling sessions with the ultimate goal being reconciliation.

The Barys attend counseling sessions separately and a face-to-face meeting does not seem likely in the near future.

Bary ran away to Orlando in July citing fear that her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity. She stayed with a pastor’s family that she met on Facebook for the first two weeks.

Then Florida authorities matched her to the girl in the missing persons report filed by her parents. After several months of court drama in Florida, it was decided that she should be returned to Ohio and her home state should take care of the case.

Rifqa Bary has been staying in foster care after returning to Ohio in October.

April 12, 2010 0

Motion for Immigration denied

By admin in Current Situation

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 stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on Facebook, is an illegal immigrant and does not want to be returned to her native Sri Lanka because she fears being harmed or killed by Muslim extremists.

Her attorney, Angela Lloyd, asked a judge to sign an order stating that reunification with her parents is not possible by her 18th birthday in August. The order would allow Bary, who is in foster care, to apply for special immigration status without her parents’ consent.

Read the rest.

March 2, 2010 0

Parent’s motion denied

By admin in Current Situation

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 they got Rifqa to plead ‘unruly’.

Their plan backfired today as Judge Gill ruled that the deal made on January 19th would remain in effect and essentially claimed that reconciliation will only be possible if the parents stop the court antics and actually try to talk to Rifqa using the court-appointed counselors.

The Columbus Dispatch and the rest of the CAIR controlled media continues to report that the Lorenzes in Florida are under investigation (which is not true as they have been cleared by FDLE). However, Brian Williams does remain under investigation in Ohio where helping to save someone’s life is now a criminal act.

For more information, check these sources out:

Note the disappointed tone of “Hijab” Heagney at the Columbus Dispatch.

Also, read how sympathetic the Associated Press is with the parents who “just want a reasonable, good faith chance at reconciliation”. You would think that loving parents wouldn’t drag their child to court for 6 months, making and breaking every deal made, spreading libel and allowing serious defamation to make its way around the internet accusing Rifqa of partying and sleeping around with random men.

March 2, 2010 1

Reconciliation not possible

By admin in Current Situation

From Foxnews.com-

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.

Read the rest…

February 2, 2010 0

Rifqa still has contact with outside world, for now…

By admin in Current Situation

Sent in by EW -

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 last summer after her flight from an allegedly abusive home in Ohio. The counselor recommended that Rifqa be allowed unsupervised telephone contact with the Lorenzes.

Read the rest…

From the Columbus Dispatch

Magistrate OKs supervised contact between Rifqa Bary, Florida couple

A magistrate ruled this afternoon that Fathima Rifqa Bary will be permitted to have supervised telephone contact with the Florida couple who sheltered the runaway last summer.

Read the rest…

January 22, 2010 0

DID YOU DONATE TO THE TRUST FUND?

By admin in Controversy

It has been revealed (from the Jawa Report & more coverage at Atlas Shrugs) that the three officers who took over Global Revolution Church in August 2009 are now under criminal investigation for embezzlement, mail tampering, and illegal wiretapping.

Donations confirmed to have been sent to GRC for transfer into Rifqa’s trust fund have not been forwarded to Michael O’Quinn, the trustee. These funds are therefore considered embezzled.

Anyone who sent checks to the Global Revolution Church P.O. Box or transferred money through the church’s PayPal account since August for Rifqa’s defense is encouraged to contact the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300 (complaint desk) to report the funds missing.

Furthermore, it has been revealed that the officers illegally tampered with mail addressed to the Lorenzes but received at the GRC P.O. Box. They are under investigation for federal mail tampering.

Anyone who sent mail to the Lorenzs at the Global Revolution Church address are directed towards the USPS website to file a complaint to assist the pending federal mail tampering investigation.

For more information on the church officers and the multiple lawsuits, please go to Jawa Report and Atlas Shrugs.