What a 24 hours it has been! First, Scott Brown defeats Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. How spectacular was that!!
Now, I have more good news. Thank you, Jesus, for answering our prayers. Rifqa Bary WILL NOT be sent back to her devout Muslim parents for whom she fled because of fear that her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity.
Rifqa is by no means out of the woods, as the Islamic community in this country is enraged by her audacity to call Muslims out on the death threat that awaits apostates for daring to leave the Muslim faith.
Not only is this ruling wonderful news for Rifqa, but is is also an encouragement to Muslims who would like to leave their intolerant cult, but fear to do so. These individuals have been following this case as if their lives depend upon it, probably because they do.
Read all the details, via Atlas Shrugs:
RIFQA BARY WILL NOT BE FORCED TO RETURN TO ISLAM OR HER PARENTS
"A deal was cut today in the trial of Rifqa Bary. In exchange for pleading guilty to the charge of being 'unruly', Rifqa will not have to return home.
Here's the hijabed Heagney reporting:
'The long legal dispute over runaway teen convert Fathima Rifqa Bary apparently ended in Franklin County Juvenile Court late this afternoon when the girl and her parents agreed that she'll stay in the custody of Children Services and the family will try to resolve their issues with counseling.
That leaves two options for Rifqa, who is in foster care: She could eventually reconcile with her parents and go home or stay in foster care until her 18th birthday on Aug. 10.
Rifqa admitted she was unruly when she fled her parents' home last July to live with a Christian pastor and his family in Florida. She said at the time that her father, Mohamed, had threatened to kill her for abandoning the family's Muslim faith, although authorities say they never found credible evidence that that was true.
Mohamed and Aysha Bary and their daughter all agreed today not to continue with the Juvenile Court dependency case. The next hearing, besides a minor hearing regarding a gag order on Monday, is set for her birthday.
Today's decision ends months of legal action in Florida and Ohio.
In a statement read by Rifqa's attorneys, both she and her parents said they loved each other and believe counseling is the best route.'"
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