Runaway Teen, Christian Convert Rifqa Bary Tells Her Story of Escape and Life after the Headlines
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 15, 2014)In 2009, a national news story broke of a teenage girl named Rifqa Bary, who had fled her Ohio home to find refuge in Florida, claiming her Muslim father had threatened to kill her for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The media reporting and court case that ensued sparked a firestorm of coverage about Sharia law, parental rights and religious persecution. Now a 22-year-old college studentliving in an undisclosed location, still convinced her life is under threatBary shares for the first time her own story of that decision to run away, the consequences and the faith that continues to fuel her in Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus (WaterBrook Press, May 5, 2015).
Upon the discovery of her whereabouts, Barys parents fought to have their teenage [ … ]