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An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution
Fox News ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 09/28/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT by NoGrayZone

An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution as early as Wednesday after his sentence was upheld by an Iranian court.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/09/28/iranian-pastor-faces-execution-for-refusing-to-recant-christian-faith/#ixzz1ZHKt1HIi

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christian; christianpersecution; crushislam; faith; govtabuse; iran; islam; islamofascism; nadarkhani; prayer; sharia; shariah
Matthew 10:22 - 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
1 posted on 09/28/2011 1:00:51 PM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: NoGrayZone

We are so lucky to live in America. Amazing faith these people have, living in China or the Middle East.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 1:08:21 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: NoGrayZone

How long before Berkely invites the judge to speak on campus?


3 posted on 09/28/2011 1:09:01 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I thought Christians were people of the Book protected by Islamic Law provided that they paid the extortion money.


4 posted on 09/28/2011 1:10:11 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

When asked to repent, Nadarkhani stated: “Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?”

“To the religion of your ancestors, Islam,” the judge replied, according to the American Center for Law & Justice.

“I cannot,” Nadarkhani said.


5 posted on 09/28/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I thank God I was born an American. I could not imagine myself any other way.


6 posted on 09/28/2011 1:13:14 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

I’m sure the “talks” are in as we speak.


7 posted on 09/28/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Pontiac

Apparently, according to that rule, he didn’t pay up!


8 posted on 09/28/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NoGrayZone

I suppose the Iranian Judge will be awarded a peace prize for this.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 1:21:50 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Could you imagine being a Christian in such worlds? I’ve always stated, and daily convince myself I would die happily in the Lords name.

However, that has not come to us.....yet. I do believe it is coming. Now or in the near future, but I WILL NOT die without screaming my Lords name. Hopefully, I can convince a few to come along with me.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 1:24:02 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Pontiac
I thought Christians were people of the Book protected by Islamic Law provided that they paid the extortion money.

Generally, yes, but not if you're accused of apostasy from Islam--the penalty for that is death. As the Prophet Muhammad said in a well-accepted hadith, "Whosoever changes his religion, kill him." Of course, this applies only to Muslims, or supposed Muslims, who convert. Converting to Islam is fine and dandy under sharia. It appears that Nadarkhani's persecution may stem from his having had the temerity to protest his kid receiving Islamic religious education at school. Under Iranian law, all schoolchildren must undergo it, whatever their faith.
11 posted on 09/28/2011 1:24:42 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: NoGrayZone

When asked to repent, Nadarkhani stated: “Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?”

Sounds like the faith of Paul. Please pray for God’s grace, mercy, strength and peace for this Godly man. I only hope if I were in the same situation, I would do the same for Jesus Christ.


12 posted on 09/28/2011 1:38:10 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Morris continued: "Will President Obama, and the free world, allow the United Nations to continue in its cowardly silence on this matter?"

My guess is YES. Especially Obama.

13 posted on 09/28/2011 1:49:12 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Prayers lifted for him .


14 posted on 09/28/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Pontiac
Exactly why would the Grand Wazir Obambi Grande intercede on behalf of an Infidel? Muslims hate Infidels and have sworn to enslave, convert, or kill them. Barry agrees.
15 posted on 09/28/2011 2:54:22 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Funny, or not funny. When I saw this article my thought was, “It’ll start in Berkley but it won’t end there.”


16 posted on 09/28/2011 3:28:27 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Pontiac

That’s if your parents are card carrying (literally) Christians. “Apostasy” is punishable by death according to Sharia.


17 posted on 09/28/2011 3:29:58 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Bitsy

You would. I believe The Holy Spirit would take over for all Christians and you’d die well.


18 posted on 09/28/2011 3:33:00 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I pray for this Christian minister and that the Lord will bless him to be released; however, I praise him for his courage and if the unthinkable happens, I am sure the Lord will accept his testimony and take him unto himself. May we all be so obedient to our God that we similarly would knowlingly face death for him when a simple denial would set us free.


19 posted on 09/28/2011 4:32:08 PM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: NoGrayZone

“However, that has not come to us.....yet. I do believe it is coming.”

If that time ever comes, as you believe it might, you’ll have the 1st Marine Division on your side. Take from that what you will. Your enemy will discover that Marines are not a happy meal.


20 posted on 09/28/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: NoGrayZone

Disgusting. I absolutely despise Moslems.


21 posted on 09/28/2011 6:05:12 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: demshateGod
The Holy Spirit would take over for all Christians and you’d die well.

Yes and I know the Holy Spirit is in the Iranian pastor and I pray that he will be a witness to those around him that wish to kill him and if he is martyred it will be a death heard around the world.

22 posted on 09/29/2011 9:54:05 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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