"I don't believe my daughter would say this," Bary told "Good Morning America." "She's completely being coached -- I mean trained, influenced by these people. It's so sad."
A Florida judge this month said he planned to send Rifqa back to Ohio after determining there was no evidence that her life was in danger.
Ramey said it's expected that incidents such as these will cause some backlash against the Muslim community, especially among Americans who have become fearful of Islam in the years since the war on terror and conflicts in places like Somalia.
But they can also open a door for discussion and questions so the community can understand that Islam is not a violent religion.
"It's certainly not part of the religion," he said," to run people down with vehicles."
Faleh Almaleki was last seen in a grey or silver 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Arizona license plate ADS-9192.
Peoria Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 623-773-7045.