More news on the case of Rifqa Bary, the 17 year old girl from Ohio who converted to Christianity from Islam and then ran to an on-line Christian pastor's home in Florida.
It turns out now she is claiming that the mosque that her parents belong to in Ohio has been stirring up dissent and has ties with Hamas.
Rifqa Bary, 17, said in a sworn statement her family regularly attended gatherings at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in suburban Columbus, Ohio, and her attorney said in a memo the mosque hosted extremist speakers and supported a scholar with ties to the militant group Hamas.
I had several problems with this story when I first read it but taking a bit more time to think I am beginning to believe that Rifqa maybe one smart cookie.
I had some issue with her running to Florida but it is possible that she knew she had to get out of Ohio and I am sure in her closely watched home life contacts with any Christian group other than on-line may not have been possible.
It has been several weeks now with Rifqa staying in a foster home in Florida and no wrong doing or other "dubious" actions on the part of the Christian group she ran to has been brought forward. I am starting to think this may be 100% legit, not only Rifqa's part but also in the sincerity of the pastor and Christian group. If there was even the tiniest possibility of wrong doing by the Christian group or the pastor the main stream media, which loves to attack anything with European roots (especially Christianity), would have been all over it.
I pray that the laws of Florida and Rifqa's Christian friends can keep her safe and out of the hands of a religion that preaches violence and conquest and embraces such barbarian rituals as "Honor Killings".