But this courageous girl refused to turn her back on her faith, and ultimately had to run away to Orlando, Florida and find safe haven with a pastor and his wife. Her parents want her back, but Rifqa doesn't want to go back, and now it's being decided in court.
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs once again has been at the forefront, covering the story of Rifqa's travel to Florida and the efforts of her father and Islamic organizations to try and say she has been "brainwashed by a cult".
The courts in Florida have two decisions to take: either rule in favor of Rifqa Bary staying in Florida (and thus saving her life) or ruling in favor Rifqa returning to her parents in Ohio (and condemn her to death). It's either ensuring she can live to practice being a Christian without the shadow of death hanging over her or allowing another honor killing to take place here in America (or maybe in Sri Lanka).
Rifqa Bary is an amazing young girl for having the courage to stand up and proclaim Christ as her Savior, and considering how devout Islamists regard apostasy, her act of courage speaks many volumes. I know when the time comes (hopefully later than sooner), she will be with Christ and all the faithful before her in Paradise. My prayers are with you, Rifqa.