In a conference call with a prayer group, Rifqa Bary made these remarks:
The Islamic community there is very strong, and that's how my parents ... I had a facebook community, the mosque found out that my name was related to Jesus and I had things about God in there, Jesus, and was screaming about Jesus and talked he talked about Jesus, and phone call and emails started pouring in and threats were made by my father, and that was when I had to make the decision to either leave or denounce my faith.
So I wrote my parents a letter that Jesus Christ is my lord and saviour and that I refuse to deny him, that I pray and find their mercy and forgiveness, and that I love them very much, and I put on a backpack with no clothes, the lord told me to leave everything behind. So I ran for my life and God brought me here to Florida, and now my dad and the Islamic community want me back home, so there's a whole court proceeding going on in trying to get me back to Ohio. So yeah, that's my story, but I'll go wherever the Lord leads me. Thank you for all the prayers, I mean I'm not even supposed to be here.
She the goes into a fervent prayer which the soulless media will go off on, but frankly, if you are going to take on the forces of evil, the Islamic machine, the corrupt media, you are going to need a helluva belief system.
Here is something. KGS just got this in: the words of a woman who's an apostate (I presume from Australia) who writes some very interesting things that dovetail with Rifqa's case. That being that her father was under pressure from the Islamic community "to make things right".
Which brings me to another point, it is most often the strictures imposed by the fathers and husbands within the Islamic communities that lead women to take up the hijab or the burqa. The social pressure on the males, their fear of perceptions within male circles, leads to the demand that their female relatives cloak themselves in what they perceive to be the trappings of honour to ensure, and demonstrate their trustworthiness and prove a lack of feminine sexual sophistication. In other words, the worth of a man is valued in how they control their womenfolk. Frankly, it’s a rather akin to preserving the wrappings on valuable goods before they’re purchased.
And here is an American apostate on Rifqa Bary: