Rifqa Bary controversy Biography
Rifqa Bary controversy is a Sri Lankan United States Citizen author who drew international attention in 2009 when she ran away from her Ohio home, at age 16, saying that her Muslim parents were going to kill her for becoming a Christian. Her story was broadcast on TV and discussed on political blogs, becoming a focal point in a culture clash between Evangelical Christians and Muslims. She was born in Galle, Sri Lanka as Fathima Rifqa Bary.
Rifqa Bary controversy Age
Bary was born on August 10, 1992 (age 26) in Galle, Sri Lanka as Fathima Rifqa Bary.
Rifqa Bary controversy Family
Bary is Mohammed and Aysha Bary’s only daughter. She grew up with her older brother Rilvan and her younger brother Rajaa in Columbus, Ohio. Her parents went from Sri Lanka to seek medical care for her after she became blind in her correct eye after Rilvan threw a toy aircraft at her when she was 5 years old.
Rifqa Bary controversy Spouse
There are no updates on her personal life.
Bary controversy Education
Fathima Rifqa Bary and Rilvan her older brother attended New Albany High School. She later graduated from college with a degree in philosophy and she is currently pursuing a career in law.
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Bary controversy Christianity
Fathima became a Christian in 2005 at the age of 13. In July 2009, she was secretly baptized in Big Walnut Creek, at Hoover Dam Park by her mentor and friend Brian Michael Williams, an aspiring pastor and college student while her family was not at home. she eventually became a member of Columbus Korean United Methodist Church.
Rifqa Bary controversy Cancer Diagnosis
She was diagnosed with a rare form of Uterine cancer in 2010. The doctors gave her one year to live, After three surgeries and 45 weeks of chemotherapy.
Bary controversy Publication
Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus (2015)