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  • Fathima Rifqa Bary: Christian convert runaway Rifqa Bary is “doing well” in foster care

     
    Baptist Press reports that Fathima Rifqa Bary, the 17-year-old girl who fled her Muslim family in Ohio to move in with a Christian family in the Orlando area, is doing well in Ohio foster care. Her attorney also said that her family needs new...
  • Teen runaway Rifqa Bary now fighting cancer

    Teen runaway Rifqa Bary now fighting cancer
    Fathima Rifqa Bary, the Muslim teenager from Columbus, Ohio, who converted to Christianity and ran away to Orlando, is being treated for uterine cancer. Rifqa, now 17, has already undergone two operations and will have a third one on Thursday,...
  • Rifqa Bary back in Ohio; judge wants her phone, Internet use supervised

    The fate of Fathima Rifqa Bary is now in the hands of an Ohio court. Rifqa -- the teenage runaway whose story of Muslim-to-Christian conversion made national headlines in August -- is back in her home state today, after spending three months living...
  • Father of Muslim teen who converted and fled to Florida: I did not threaten my daughter

    Father of Muslim teen who converted and fled to Florida: I did not threaten my daughter
    The father of an Ohio teenager who ran away to Florida, saying she was afraid her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity, on Thursday said he loves his daughter and wants her to come home. "Whether she is Christian or whatever...
  • Runaway teen convert: Pastor's family may have helped teen convert run away to Orlando, DCF report says

    Did the Orlando pastors who sheltered an Ohio teen convert who feared her Muslim family help the girl run away to Florida? A Department of Children and Families document just obtained by the Orlando Sentinel indicates there's a possibility. A hand-...
  • Runaway teen convert: Judge may decide next chapter for Rifqa Bary,17-year-old convert

    Runaway teen convert: Judge may decide next chapter for Rifqa Bary,17-year-old convert
    Activists today will gather in Orlando for the next chapter in the ongoing saga of a 17-year-old Christian convert who fears for her safety after running away from her Muslim home in Ohio. Fathima Rifqa Bary's court appearance is expected to draw...
  • Attorney says Crist 'taking sides' in Fathima Rifqa Bary case

    Attorney says Crist 'taking sides' in Fathima Rifqa Bary case
    An attorney representing the mother of the 17-year-old girl who ran away from her Muslim family in Ohio and showed up in Orlando as a convert to Christianity said Florida Gov. Charlie Crist issued an "unfortunate" statement that politicized a family...
  • Pastors in Rifqa Bary case knew they broke law, ex-church official says

    A former administrator at an Orlando church told investigators that the church's pastors who took in a teenage runaway this summer knew that they were doing something unlawful. In a sworn statement filed this week in Ohio, Brian Smith stated that "many...
  • Rifqa Bary's pastor denies he broke law to aid teen

    The Orlando pastor who helped a Muslim-turned-Christian girl when she fled her home in Ohio is denying allegations by a colleague that he knew he was breaking the law by aiding the teen. A former church administrator, in a sworn statement filed with an...
  • Muslims fear runaway girl's case will fuel religious hatred

    From the sidelines, the Muslim community watches the saga of Fathima Rifqa Bary with sadness and weariness. What looks to many Muslims like a family squabble between Muslim parents in Columbus, Ohio, and their runaway daughter in Orlando has become...
  • Rifqa Bary: Attorney for Muslim-Christian teen runaway: Columbus mosque a threat

    Rifqa Bary: Attorney for Muslim-Christian teen runaway: Columbus mosque a threat
    The attorney for an Ohio runaway who said her Muslim father would kill her for converting to Christianity, on Monday said the real danger is her father's mosque. John Stemberger, attorney, conservative Christian activist and leader of the Florida...
  • Rifqa Bary: Couple that took Rifqa Bary says they have no regrets

    It started with a middle-of-the-night phone call. Beverly Lorenz wanted to go to bed. But when a fearful teenager she barely knew — a girl she met through the Internet social-networking site Facebook, living 1,000 miles away — asked if they...