Rifqa Bary is in grave danger. Rifqa, the girl who converted from Islam to Christianity and fled to Florida after saying that her father threatened her life, could now be returned to her devout Muslim family.
Last Tuesday, Oct. 27, she was returned to Ohio and placed in foster care in Franklin County. Eric Fenner, the executive director of Franklin County Children Services, said that he has "no reason to believe Rifqa wouldn't be safe with her parents" — with the father who according to Rifqa said, "If you have this Jesus in your heart, you're dead to me. You're not my daughter . . . I will kill you."
And even now in Ohio, Rifqa Bary's civil rights are being violated. She is being held prisoner: She is not allowed use of the phone or the Internet, unlike thousands of other children in foster care. Why? What is her crime?