Teen ‘Muslim to Christian’ Convert Order Back to Ohio by Florida Judge

This is not a good thing for Rifqa Bary, the teen who ran away from home, in fear of her life, after she converted from Islam to Christianity. Continue to pray for this brave young lady.

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A 17-year old girl who fled from her home, fearing her Muslim parents would kill her for converting to Christianity, must go back to Ohio, a Florida judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Daniel Dawson ruled Ohio has jurisdiction over the case involving the teen, Rifqa Bary.

Before the girl gets sent back, the judge says he needs immigration papers proving her status in the U.S. and proof from the state of Florida that she can continue her virtual schooling and receive credit in Ohio.

She is expected to be placed in foster care when she returns and will also be provided with psychiatric evaluations. Her parents will also receive psychiatric evaluations.

Rifqa can be back in Ohio as early as this week, or by an Oct. 23 follow-up hearing.

Rifqa fled to Florida after her parents, Mohamed and Aysha Bary, learned that she was baptized earlier this year without their knowledge. The parents reported her missing to Columbus, Ohio, Police on July 19. Weeks later, using cell phone and computer records, police tracked the girl to the Rev. Blake Lorenz, pastor of the Orlando-based Global Revolution Church.

In an emotional six-minute interview with WFTV in Florida, Rifqa, who met Lorenz through an online Facebook group, said she expects to be killed if she is forced to return to Ohio.

“If I had stayed in Ohio, I wouldn’t be alive,” she said. “In 150 generations in family, no one has known Jesus. I am the first — imagine the honor in killing me.”

But a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation found no credible threats to Bary.

Contacted by FOXNews.com, Rifqa’a father Mohamed Bary said he has no intentions of harming his daughter.

“I love my daughter and I want her to come back to the family,” he said, declining further comment.

The Barys reportedly emigrated from Sri Lanka in 2000 to seek medical treatment for Rifqa, who lost the sight in her right eye following an accident at home.

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Tom Trento is director of the Florida Security Council, an organization dedicated to the defeat of Islamic terrorism. While concerned about the prospect of young Rifqa being returned to a threatening environment, he is pleased that the judge has ordered the parents’ lawyer to turn over the appropriate immigration papers.

“Judge Dawson said [basically that] ‘custody may be a right of the state of Ohio, but this young girl is not leaving Florida until I see the immigration papers from the Barys that I have been asking for.'”

Trento says he is concerned that if young Rifqa is returned to Ohio, she might be deported back to Sri Lanka with her family, or they might take her there voluntarily.

“This intermediary step to custody of the state is just a front, just a guise,” he comments. “Our sources say that she is going to be given over very quickly to the family, and then very quickly returned to Sri Lanka where she’ll go into re-education camp.”

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One Response to “Teen ‘Muslim to Christian’ Convert Order Back to Ohio by Florida Judge”

  1. Judge Dawson gives his utmost judgment towards the case and can’t base his judgment to an emotional one. It is stated that if Rifqa will go back to Sri Lanka she will go into a re-education camp and that is good to hear for her to move on.

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