Bad news in the Rifqa Bary case. The judge, who is in denial about the dangers for which this young girl faces, has ruled that she be sent back to Ohio. However, she will be placed there in fostercare for the time being.
Naturally, I am very disappointed in this decision. But, God is still on His throne, and He loves Rifqa more than we can even begin to imagine. One thing is certain: her parents cannot kill her in this country because they will be watched closely.
My fear is that she will be taken back to Sri Lanka, where her family can do whatever they wish to her without the scrutiny from the West. Worst case scenario: they will kill her for daring to leave the Islamic faith.
God has used Rifqa mightily to shed light on the horrors which exist in the Muslim faith. My God is a good God, even in disappointing situations. He has not forgotten Rifqa. I pray He will spare her life and use her in the future to bring much glory to His name.
If however, she is meant to become a martyr for her faith in Christ, God will still find some way to bring good out of this tragic situation, and she will be welcomed into His kingdom, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
We, who have grown to care for her, grieve, but He is not finished with her yet because He holds her in the palm of His hands.
Read from Jihad Watch:
US court capitulates to Sharia, sending apostate Rifqa Bary back to father who threatened to kill her
"Marisol has already posted about this, but I just got in from speaking in Los Angeles and found out about it, and so here are a few additional remarks. This is an outrage with numerous ominous implications. A terrible day for religious freedom in the U.S., and a capitulation to Sharia and the stealth jihad that will come back to haunt us.
"Religious Runaway To Be Sent To Ohio Foster Home," from WESH.com, October 13 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
ORLANDO, Fla. -- 'A teenager who said she fled to Orlando from her Ohio home to escape religious persecution will be sent to a foster home in Ohio, a judge ruled on Tuesday.'
That is only temporary. After 30 days, if I understand correctly, she will be sent home. Will she be killed then? Almost certainly not. The likely possibility is that once the media attention subsides, she will be returned to Sri Lanka, where she will be killed or institutionalized.
'Rifqa Bary, 17, made national headlines when she fled from her parents' home because she claimed they planned to kill her for converting to Christianity. Bary posted a video on YouTube calling her parents radical.
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated Rifqa Bary's claims and found no evidence she would be a victim of an honor killing if she were returned home. There was also no evidence of assault or abuse.'
What would constitute such evidence? Do they even know what to look for? Why was CAIR present when the FDLE spoke to Rifqa's parents?
'A Florida judge on Tuesday said Rifqa will be returned to Ohio once her parents meet two conditions. First, the Barys must [show] they are in the U.S. legally. The judge said he asked the couple for their immigration papers three months ago and has only seen a partial VISA and an incomplete passport. The judge said a contempt of court charge is a possibility if he doesn't get the paperwork.
Second, the Barys must prove that the teenager can continue the virtual high school program she began in Florida while in Ohio.
Bary's parents have filed a criminal complaint against the Central Florida pastors who assisted their daughter.'
A very, very sad day for free people.
Pamela Geller is there and will be posting updates over at Atlas Shrugs, which I will link here.
UPDATE: Maybe there is some hope. See Pamela's report here."