The message from child protective services to girls like Rifqa: You’re on your own. “Judge Rules Christian Convert Teen Must Go Back Home,” from Fox News, October 13:
A Florida judge has ruled a teenager from Ohio must return after running away to Florida in fear that her parents would harm her for converting from Islam to Christianity.
The judge ruled Ohio has jurisdiction over the case involving the teen, Rifqa Bary.
No date has been set for when she will be returned back home.
The 17-year old girl ran away from her parents’ home in July, saying she feared being killed for changing religions. But a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation found no credible threats to Bary.
She has been staying in foster care in Orlando since she ran away.