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IRAN: Next 24 hours critical to stop the execution of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani
Christian Solidarity Worldwide ^

Posted on 09/28/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan

CSW is urgently calling for action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who faces execution anytime from Thursday onwards after refusing to renounce his faith.

Pastor Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: christianpastor; christianpersecution; iran; iranianchristians; islam; muslimworld; nadarkhani; obama; oppression; pastor; pastornadarkhani; persecution; prayer; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; wot; yousefnadarkhani
This is from Christianity Solidarity Worldwide about trying to halt Pastor Nadarkhani's execution.
1 posted on 09/28/2011 5:48:42 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Those against capital punishment apparently only care about cop killers, not Christians.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 5:51:10 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ReformationFan

Where are the opponents of Capital Punishment now? If anyone is an innocent victim of injustice, this man is.


3 posted on 09/28/2011 5:52:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: ReformationFan

Why are not churces worldwide shaming the UN to shame Iran? CAIR would do more for their ilk than Christians would.


4 posted on 09/28/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: ReformationFan

Finally this story appears here. Was on FOX earlier today.


5 posted on 09/28/2011 5:58:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ReformationFan

Done. Thanks for the link.


6 posted on 09/28/2011 6:04:03 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: ReformationFan

Coming to a Zero sharya neighborhood near you soon. This is a precedent supported by Zero to start this “worldwide”.


7 posted on 09/28/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ReformationFan

And to think Columbia University invited Anutjob, gave him a forum and promoted his ‘talks’.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 6:14:21 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: ReformationFan

These pleas may or may not work. But we should all have faith that God has a plan for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani. He seems at peace with his fate. A peace that comes from knowing Christ. Let’s not get caught up in demanding his release. Admire this true hero.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 7:00:25 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ReformationFan

Islam is a disease on the world. I have a good sword. Time for the ninth crusade.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 7:05:19 PM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

>>Let’s not get caught up in demanding his release. Admire this true hero.

Demand his release. But, if he is martyred, go out in the world and remind the liberals, especially the liberal “Christians” who believe that Christianity and Islam are equal, that this is the difference between the two.

I know several of these people who believe in a form of univeralism where everyone gets to go to heaven for just believing in something. They make me sick when they sit in my church and proseltyze over the “beauty” of islam. Even when you remind them of John 14:6, they dismiss it and say that “it can’t be ONLY way”. Yes, they call Christ a liar and still profess to be Christian. They’ll ignore this man’s martydom, if it comes to that, and then cry over some alleged claim of “islamophobia” or they’ll even equate his execution to some name-calling event or maybe they’ll remind us of the Crusades. Disgusting.


11 posted on 09/28/2011 7:10:12 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: ReformationFan; All
Go to the article which provides an e-mail form you can use to send Iran a mesage to let this guy live in peace.

Is islam so delicate a faith that it cannot stand on its own truth? Is islam so weak that it is easily topppled by the free-will thoughts of a simple amn or woman? Say it ain't so.

12 posted on 09/28/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT by semaj
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To: Bryanw92
Agreed. I didn't mean to say we shouldn't demand his release. I meant that we need to remember the big picture. God's plan involves martyrdom. Early Christians embraced it. This man's acts are truly heroic. He likely will be killed because he will not renounce his faith. And he seems at peace with that. He reminds us that death is not an end.

He also reminds us that, as you say, Western Christianity has become a soft, feel-good religion. We don't want to believe that the nice man across the street won't go to Heaven. We don't want to believe that our wayward brother or sister who lives a life of sin will burn in Hell. We stop thinking that Christ is the way and become unmoored and start believing everyone will go to Heaven, or that God will give us a car if we pray for it, or that God doesn't judge.

13 posted on 09/28/2011 7:35:35 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: the OlLine Rebel; All

Please send the story to Drudge. I’ve sent it several times from different links already.


14 posted on 09/28/2011 7:40:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: semaj

I went to the e-mail and it turned my stomach. This beautiful man is suffering and about to die. I’m not going to address some a@@hole as his ‘excellency’ and pretend I’m not a Christian. Do you really think this bloodthirsty Islam monkey cares about what I think?

I will pray quietly for him, thank you.


15 posted on 09/28/2011 7:44:14 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: All; drudge
Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith

FOX NEWS Report

16 posted on 09/28/2011 7:55:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ReformationFan

I wish this info had been out earlier and LOUDER.

Signing online petitions is such tricky business. Send the email through this organization and next thing you know, you’re on their mailing list, their associates’ mailing lists, and so on.

I’d be happy to write a letter or email directly to the Ambassador. Will look it up at their website. Or maybe sign the petition as Bill Maher or Michael Moore.

I will add Pastor Nadarkhani to my prayer list,


17 posted on 09/28/2011 7:59:06 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: ReformationFan

NOTE: (in the What Was I thinking category) we don’t have diplomatic relations w/Iran; they have an ‘interest section’ conveniently located in the Embassy of Pakistan. Unsavory characters, all.

Contact office by phone
8 am - 8:00 pm Monday through Friday except holidays

Contact office by email
requests@daftar.org

Address
Embassy of Pakistan
Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran
2209 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007 Telephone Numbers
(202) 965-4990
(202) 965-4991
(202) 965-4992
(202) 965-4993
(202) 965-4994
(202) 965-4999

Fax Numbers
(202) 965-1073
(202) 965-4990 (Get your forms via fax 24 hours a day)


18 posted on 09/28/2011 8:07:15 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"Where are the opponents of Capital Punishment now?"

Good question.

19 posted on 09/28/2011 8:14:54 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: ReformationFan

Written, thanks for the link.


20 posted on 09/28/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by Tomato lover (We need an army of Herman Cain voters!!)
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To: EDINVA

This email request will go to the Iranian ambassador to Britain. I figure it’s still effective because it shows to him there are Christians from all over the world greatly concerned about Pastor Nadarkhani.


21 posted on 09/28/2011 8:52:24 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
God bless and keep this faithful disciple. If he is martyred (and notice the vast difference in a true Christian martyr and what Islam claims to be martyrs...humble, peaceful, maintaining their own faith vs. merciless killers trying to force their faith on others), its the difference between good and evil.

But, perhaps God in His mercy will work a miracle and preserve this man's life as a witness to His name. Either way, He will wintess Christ Jesus and Him crucified to the entire world. God bless and keep him and his, and if he is to die, God rest His soul.

22 posted on 09/28/2011 9:02:36 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ReformationFan

Prayers said for Pastor Yousef. He is a role model for all Christ followers...faithful even unto death. A semi-rhetorical question: are Christ followers here in America prepared for the same fate?


23 posted on 09/28/2011 9:52:49 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Bryanw92

And what did the jewish pharisees and scribes do to the apostles and those of the first century church?


24 posted on 09/28/2011 9:58:50 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: ReformationFan

Email sent, with request to be kept updated, God bless and protect his faithful servant.


25 posted on 09/28/2011 10:10:19 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

There have been several articles about Pastor Yousef over the past few days.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:30 AM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Elsie; Colofornian; greyfoxx39; MHGinTN

Potential real martyr here, no gunfights expected.

Oh, and Elsie? Please behave.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 12:52:32 AM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: ReformationFan
Google® Nate Saint...
28 posted on 09/29/2011 4:51:49 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ReformationFan
If the reverse were happening in THIS country; I'll bet there would be THOUSANDs of screaming and yelling MUSLIMs in the streets!!

Where are OUR balls?

29 posted on 09/29/2011 4:55:14 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Ackackadack
...are Christ followers here in America prepared for the same fate?

Some are: others are saying, "Lord, Lord..."

30 posted on 09/29/2011 4:56:33 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: reaganaut
NBC, CBS, ABC! If the paint is dry, you might find time for THIS story!!
31 posted on 09/29/2011 4:58:11 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/3179465/Hanged-for-being-a-Christian-in-Iran.html


32 posted on 09/29/2011 5:02:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ReformationFan

Christian prayers did not stop the expansion of Islam in the first place.

Get back to me when you are ready to hold our elected officials accountable for acting in the manner that did.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:53 AM PDT by papertyger (Founding member of the "Never Make It To Akbar" Club.)
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To: ReformationFan
This email request will go to the Iranian ambassador to Britain. I figure it’s still effective because it shows to him there are Christians from all over the world greatly concerned about Pastor Nadarkhani.

Emails are easier to ignore than phone calls.

It would be far more effective to deluge the Iranian embassy switchboard (see post #18) with irate calls. Perhaps hold demonstrations in front of it.

34 posted on 09/29/2011 5:49:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"Let’s not get caught up in demanding his release. Admire this true hero."

Playing pretty fast and loose with someone else's life aren't you? If it were your life on the line would you be so quick to dismiss the efforts of others to win your release? I doubt it. The word of God exhorts the strong to defend the weak.

35 posted on 09/29/2011 7:43:17 AM PDT by semaj
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To: mplsconservative
"I’m not going to address some a@@hole as his ‘excellency’ and pretend I’m not a Christian. Do you really think this bloodthirsty Islam monkey cares about what I think?" If your reply to my post is an example of how you normally express yourself, than please, by all means, refrain from sending the Iranian embassy any correpsondence, as it would be more detrimental to this Christian's plight than helpful.
36 posted on 09/29/2011 8:00:17 AM PDT by semaj
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To: semaj; Opinionated Blowhard

If it were your life on the line would you be so quick to dismiss the efforts of others to win your release?

- - - - - - -

I have done missionary work in ‘restricted/hostile’ areas of the world. I have repeatedly told my husband if I am held hostage or arrested don’t give in to them and don’t bother to try to negotiate my release as I would probably be killed for witnessing strongly to my captors. Pray for me is all I ask.

I’m not afraid to die for what I believe, and I doubt this man is either. Most Christians who convert from Islam know that they will be killed for it, they have counted the cost of following Jesus and have accepted it.

Would I like to see his release? Of course. However, we have a muslim in the WH and this man is not a US citizen so it is unrealistic for Zero to do anything.


37 posted on 09/29/2011 10:26:38 AM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: ReformationFan
DEATH EXPECTED FRIDAY FOR CHRISTIAN IN IRAN...(DRUDGE)
Now the story is on Drudge.
38 posted on 09/29/2011 1:17:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: semaj

Thanks James. No, that is not how I usually express my sentiments, otherwise I probably would not still be a Freeper after eight years.

I am praying for this man with all my heart. I will not suck up to some “excellency” in Iran. That is all.


39 posted on 09/29/2011 2:10:39 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: RedMDer

oh no, no no.


40 posted on 09/29/2011 2:26:44 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: ReformationFan

who do we call - I called my congressman and the White House, Signed the Petition - what else?


41 posted on 09/29/2011 2:42:13 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: ReformationFan

http://www.csw.org.uk/home.htm

I used this site, also called my congress.


42 posted on 09/29/2011 2:59:09 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: ReformationFan; All

I also signed this petition to Hillary Clinton:

http://aclj.org/iran/pressure-iran-save-christian-pastor


43 posted on 09/29/2011 3:47:24 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Beckett08

It’s good that the story is on Drudge. I am praying that more attention will be paid to this and his life will be spared.


44 posted on 09/29/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Ramius
Islam is satan’s handmaiden.
45 posted on 09/30/2011 12:44:09 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: EDINVA

Praying for him.....and his family.


46 posted on 10/02/2011 3:30:47 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere

I didn’t post the thread, but this does strike all our hearts. We have to wonder if our faith would be so strong faced with what Pastor Nadarkhani has before him? I’m afraid I wouldn’t have Pastor Nadarkhani’s faith and courage. We forget just how blessed we are in this country to freely practice (or not) our faith.


47 posted on 10/02/2011 3:59:02 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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