Wow how do people get like this?? She's definitely terribly young and immature for a 17 year old and as her father said if she wanted to be a Christian I'm sure he would still be her father and protect her. She could have been mature and handled it well, instead of 'running away' cross country, getting involved with a cult and making international headlines promoting Islamophobic ideas. It's not like Muslims haven't turned Christian before, there's many of them, usually stars of the media and anti-Islam forums. Some people, including her brother, said she is a drama-queen. I mean sitting in court at the hearing that's deciding her ENTIRE LIFE and making a show of 'carrying and reading the bible' uh huh melodrama. No wonder anti-Muslim bloggers are frothing at the mouth attending court hearings of this girl. The problem is all these people seem to have been in her life influencing her and yes brainwashing her. What kind of Muslim girl would say "her parents have to kill her", that's ridiculous. She doesn't seem to know anything about Islam at all?
She claimed her father sent her to classes for 5 hours a day and every mosque and school in Ohio says she didn't and knows nothing about her. No such classes. She claimed her father would kill her if he saw her in her cheerleading outfit. And yet there she is displayed proudly in the living room in framed multiple pictures wearing it. The parents came to America only to help her with an eye operation and make a better life for their kids, they specifically moved to that place in Ohio because the schools were good. They let their kids do whatever they want. He's obviously been a lenient (too lenient) parent letting her wear whatever, hang out with whoever, unlimited internet access. Other people have definitely put wack ideas into her head. Along with all these 'so called' abuse charges. I guess the pastor who is ALSO HER LAWYER thought it would a good thing to add in there.
Secondly why are there no charges against this pastor who paid for this girl to cross state lines and hid her in his house and lied to the authorities. Why isn't he charged as a pedophile? Why are they not sending her back to her home state and if they feel she is in 'danger' keep her in child protective services in Ohio.
I just feel sorry for her. Seems like she is being manipulated by many people. One day she might wake up and realize how messed up she is, but maybe not. She will probably get a book-deal and be feted by the media the rest of her life. The people I feel most sorry for are her parents. May Allah protect us from having kids like this.
Fathima Rifqa Bary: Rifqa's personal writings indicate she wants to be a prophet
A Muslim girl who gave her heart to Jesus and then ran away to Christian evangelists in Orlando is not just any Christian. She is driven to save souls and prays that God will make her a prophet.
That's according to writings she left behind when she fled.
"Lord is preparing me and He has me hidden ... until the time is right," Fathima Rifqa Bary wrote in a computer entry obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. "I am called to the nations. Send me to the deepest darkest places into the pagan land."
Rifqa, 17, lives with a foster family in the Orlando area. She fled here, she insists, because her father threatened to kill her for abandoning Islam.
There's no evidence of that, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and child-welfare officials in Columbus, but her claim and her wrenching, tearful YouTube video have prompted a firestorm of response. Thousands of people have weighed in, most insisting that if Florida officials send her back to Ohio, she'll face certain death.
After Rifqa disappeared July 19, family members searched for clues about why she left. They found a computer flash drive and were stunned by what they read.
Contents of the flash drive were given by her father, Mohamed Bary, to the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Columbus, which shared parts of it with the Sentinel. Bary authorized publication.
The writings reveal a young woman who has embraced fundamentalist Christianity, who has stood outside an abortion clinic, duct tape across her mouth, alongside other protesters, and who has dreamed about Armageddon.
She must convert her family to Christianity, she wrote, including her older brother, Rilvan, 18, who worships "demonic music." She must approach strangers and talk about Jesus. She saved a list of tips on how to do that:
"Do NOT be sneaky," she wrote. "Sit down ... get to know them ... [Ask] would you mind for 5min if I share the gospel with you."
She compared herself to the Old Testament heroine Esther and wrote out or saved religious pep talks.
"What does it take to be a prophet?" she wrote. "If I am a friend of God I can be prophetic. ... You have to want it. Everyday pray for prophesy."
Also on the flash drive are 250 pages of Facebook preaching and blogging by a young Columbus evangelist, Brian Michael Williams, 23, a former Ohio State University sociology student and Rifqa's religious mentor, according to Bary.
Those are the writings Bary said troubled him most.
Williams prays with people by "laying my hands on the [computer] monitor and prophesying," Williams wrote. He calls Planned Parenthood's founder a racist Nazi, does not believe in evolution, speaks in tongues and criticizes mainstream Christians as following a "demonic doctrine" for being spiritually lethargic and failing to evangelize.
Williams baptized Rifqa in a creek near her home in June, he said, and helped her run away — unwittingly, he insists — by driving her to the Greyhound bus station in downtown Columbus.
To Rifqa's father, Williams is a Christian extremist who turned Rifqa against her family and put lies in her head.
'An inspiration to me'
Williams said that's not true. Rifqa, he said, is the one who convinced him that because her father was a Muslim, Bary must kill her to preserve the family's honor.
"I really appreciate Rifqa's courage, and she's been an inspiration to me," Williams said in a phone interview.
Rifqa's attorney, John Stemberger, and her guardian ad litem, Krista Bartholomew, were prohibited from commenting on the writings because of a gag order issued by Orange Circuit Judge Daniel Dawson.
In the past week, Rifqa's parents have launched a new strategy to get their daughter returned to Ohio and placed in its foster-care system. There are now two juvenile-court cases pending in Columbus. Last week, her father filed one, asking a judge to declare his daughter incorrigible for repeatedly being disobedient.
Someone else on Monday filed a separate petition naming Rifqa, something that could give a Franklin County judge the authority to determine where and with whom she lives. The Franklin County, Ohio, Clerk of Courts Office would not identify the petitioner.http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-rifqa-bary-runaway-computer-091609,0,4480569.story