Rifqa Bary, 17, ran away from her parents in Ohio after she claimed her father threatened to kill her for converting to Christianity. The teen found shelter with a Sarasota, FL minister and then a foster home until the courts heard her claim.
Rifqa stated in court papers that her father said to her "If you have this Jesus in your heart, you are dead to me." and then said "I will kill you." The judge decided that once her immigration status was confirmed that her case be moved to Ohio.
Mohamed Bary denies the threat and said that he and his wife were well aware of her activities in Christianity and didn't mind it at all. He admits that he prefers her practicing Islam, but says "I have no problem with her practicing any faith."