by UNCENSORED NEWS
| April 5, 2010 at 02:39 pm
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Rifqa Bary, a seventeen year-old Sri Lanka citizen fled her parents living in Ohio to join a Minister in Florida and was somehow sent back to Ohio. She has been fighting her parents because she does not want to those "face extremist Muslim radicals." Bary feels that what she did is of concern to her parents and that they may want to kill her for her new choices in the US. Her parents have tried unsuccessfully to stop her lawyer from placing a hold on the case until she becomes 18. Her parents and their lawyers are very upset by the sophisticated legal move by Bary's lawyers to stall the case and prevent them from regaining custody of their daughter. When the girl turns 18, there won't be an issue. In the US, at 18 everyone is allowed to make their own decisions about virtually anything and everything except drinking. A seventeen-year old in many states has the right legally to participate in consensual sex. For some boys, the age is sixteen depending on the state. The laws in the United States still make 21 the "drinking age" for being able to get intoxicated out in public, and for buying alcohol in restaurants, bars and stores. If Bary really wants to try alcohol, she can always get a taste from her neighborhood church when they serve the Eucharist on Sundays. Some churches still use wine as a second host, if the person has age consent.
A teenage girl who converted to Christianity and ran away from home is being blocked by her Muslim parents from fighting the possibility of deportation, her attorney told a judge Monday in an ongoing custody dispute. Rifqa Bary, 17, who fled home last year and stayed with a Florida minister whom she met on Facebook, is an illegal immigrant and does not want to be returned to her native Sri Lanka because she fears being harmed or killed by Muslim extremists. Her attorney, Angela Lloyd, asked a judge to sign an order stating that reunification with her parents is not possible by her 18th birthday in August. The order would allow Bary, who is in foster care, to apply for special immigration status without her parents' consent. Omar Tarazi, an attorney for the parents, objected, telling the judge that he had been unaware of this latest maneuver by Bary's attorney to apply to an immigration court. He said the parents previously filed an immigration application for the whole family.