Rifqa Bary is not just your typical 17 year old, she found herself being threatened by her devout Muslim parents because of her conversion to Christianity and soon discovered an unsympathetic Columbus Police Department that has chosen to disregard the physical threats being made by Rifqa’s father to murder her for bringing shame on the family.
Tragically, Rifqa’s fears are eerily similar to Sarah and her sister Amina Said along with Aqsa Parvez young women from devout Muslim families, who society failed to protect. We can not fail Rifqa, her fears are genuine and in her own words here she describes a family who has threatened to murder her to protect the honor of their devout Muslim family.
Fearing for her safety and personal welfare, Rifqa runaway from home and sought refuge and shelter from a dynamic Christian fellowship, Global Revolution Church in Orlando, FL which took Rifqa in protecting her from persecution and harm because of her faith in Jesus Christ.
Pastor’s Blake and Beverly Lorenz, of Global Revolution Church, deserve to be commended for their care, love and support of Rifqa and as Christian’s we need to keep this young woman in our daily prayers.
God has special plans for Rifqa and we are all very blessed to have a wonderful and very special addition to the family of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
ABC Good Morning America has invited Pastor Blake Lorenz, to be on a segment Thursday morning, 13 August, in which he will be addressing this important subject. In case that you missed this segment here is a link to the ABC News segment broadcast this morning.
More here from Robert Spencer—Jihad Watch, “If you have this Jesus in your heart, your dead to me. Your not my daughter…I will kill you.”
A Slow -Motion Honor Killing by Robert Spencer,
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