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Iranian pastor faces death for rape, not apostasy - report
CNN ^ | Sept. 30, 20011

Posted on 09/30/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT by nuconvert

Washington (CNN) -- Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani will be put to death for several charges of rape and extortion, charges that differ greatly from his original sentence of apostasy, Iran's semi-official Fars News agency reported Friday.

Gholomali Rezvani, the deputy governor of Gilan province, where Nadarkhani was tried and convicted, accused Western media of twisting the real story, referring to him as a "rapist." A previous report from the news agency claimed he had committed several violent crimes, including repeated rape and extortion.

"His crime is not, as some claim, converting others to Christianity," Rezvani told Fars. "He is guilty of security-related crimes."

In a translated Iranian Supreme Court brief from 2010, however, the charge of apostasy is the only charge leveled against Nadarkhani.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranianpastor; islamonazis; islamonazism; liarsinthemedia; nadarkhani; pastor; religiouspersecution
"That's our new story & we're sticking to it"
1 posted on 09/30/2011 6:59:30 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

BULLSHIT, then every other 2 muslim men should be put to death, this is an outrage.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 7:01:52 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: nuconvert

Let’s see. “He’s an apostate. Don’t like that? Well, he’s a zionist and has committed security violations. Not buying that? Uh, he’s a rapist, yeah and an extortionist too.”
Wonder what’s next when that hound don’t hunt.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 7:04:14 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: nuconvert

“will be put to death for several charges of rape”

I call BS. Moslems always blame the female victim and stone HER to death for her own rape.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 7:05:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nuconvert

Typical lies.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 7:06:08 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: nuconvert

Psycho muslim liars.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 7:06:30 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: nuconvert

Oh come on. If he was a rapist, they’d have killed his victims.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 7:07:24 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

“Wonder what’s next when that hound don’t hunt.”

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He did not bring his official copy of the Koran for the morning reading....that should do it but combine that with they found lots of DNA all over his prayer rug....


8 posted on 09/30/2011 7:07:48 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

As long as it’s goat DNA he’ll be alright.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 7:15:24 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: nuconvert
When a Muslim rapes a woman, she's the one who gets stoned to death.
10 posted on 09/30/2011 7:16:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: nuconvert

Can’t make up their mind.

We already know. Rape? Come on. Rape in your country is like going out for breakfast.

Did you stone the victim(s)? Pigs!


11 posted on 09/30/2011 7:17:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: nuconvert

Isn’t it customary for them to put the victim to death?


12 posted on 09/30/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: nuconvert

Looks like a little Big Lie Damage Control just to show the West that 1.Official Iran is becoming more “Western” in its hard-line toward “Rape”, and 2. (and here’s the good part)
that it’s a CHRISTIAN who committed rape and WON’T GET AWAY WITH IT, “NOT ON OUR WATCH”!!) Hope Obambi is aware of this great leap into respectability from Iran-—he would be so proud to see all his cultural “lead-from-behind” work finally bear fruit.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 7:29:02 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: nuconvert
Clearly this is nothing but a pack of lies.

I pray Pastor Youcef is ultimately set free, but if he is not, he will soon be collecting his just rewards in heaven.

What a model of courage and faith!

14 posted on 09/30/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: nuconvert

Excuse me? You’re Baal-god says it’s fine to lie to me. WHY THE HELL SHOULD I BELIEVE WHAT ANY MUSLIM HAS TO SAY?


15 posted on 09/30/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: nuconvert

Is the pastor married? Perhaps the law bans marriage for Christians and therefore his relations with his wife is called rape.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 8:19:12 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: nuconvert

Prayers for the pastor and his family.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 8:22:16 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: nuconvert

They have four witnesses for each of those ‘rapes’, right?


18 posted on 09/30/2011 8:29:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews setup Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: GOPJ

Muslims? They must go! Close every mosque until Billy Graham can freely preach in Mecca. Until Jews can get off a plane in Saudi and live. Reciprocity! The war is here, now.
There have been 20,000 muslim terrorist attacks since 9-11.Do they have to kill a million Americans before we wake up? They want to exterminate YOU.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: nuconvert
Here's the dangerous criminal...


20 posted on 09/30/2011 8:47:47 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (No habla RINO.)
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To: nuconvert

A letter from Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who currently faces the death sentence for apostasy. Please continue to pray.

(This message has been translated from Farsi to English.)

Dear brothers and sisters, Salam

In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am continuously seeking grace and mercy to you, that you remember me and those who are bearing efforts for his name in your prayers. Your loyalty to God is the cause of my strength and encouragement.

For I know well that you will be rewarded; as it’s stated: blessed is the one who has faith, for what has been said to him by God, will be carried out. As we believe, heaven and earth will fade but his word will still remain.

Dear beloved ones, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few verses, although you might know them, So that in everything, you give more effort than the past, both to prove your election, and for the sake of Gospel that is to be preached to the entire world as well.

I know that not all of us are granted to keep this word, but to those who are granted this power and this revelation, I announce the same as Jude, earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints.

We are passing by special and sensitive days.They are days that for an alert and awake believer can be days of spiritual growth and progress. Because for him, more than any other time there is the possibility to compare his faith with the word of God, have God’s promises in mind, and survey his faith.

Therefore he (the true believer) does not need to wonder for the fiery trial that has been set on for him as though it were something unusual, but it pleases him to participate in Christ’s suffering. Because the believer knows he will rejoice in his glory.

Dears, the “ judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

Therefore those who are enduring burdens by the will of God, commit their souls to the faithful Creator. Promises that he has given us, are unique and precious. As we’ve heard he has said: “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”

How can it be possible for a believer to understand these words?

Not only when he is focusing on Jesus Christ with adapting his life according to the life Jesus lived when he was on earth? As it is said ” O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.”

Have we not read and heard: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Many attempt to flee from their spiritual tests, and they have to face those same tests in a more difficult manner, because no one will be victorious by escaping from them, but with patience and humility he will be able to overcome all the tests, and gain victory.

Therefore in the place of Christ’s followers, we must not feel desperate, but we have to pray to God in supplication with more passion to help us with any assistance we may need.

According to what Paul has said: In every temptation, God himself will make a way for us to tolerate it.

O beloved ones, difficulties do not weaken mankind, but they reveal the true human nature.

It will be good for us to occasionally face persecutions and abnormalities, since these abnormalities will persuade us to search our hearts, and to survey ourselves. So as a result, we conclude that troubles are difficult, but usually good and useful to build us.

Dear brothers and sisters, we must be more careful than any other time. Because in these days, the hearts and thoughts of many are revealed, so that the faith is tested. May your treasure be where there is no moth and rust.

I would like to remind you of some verses that we nearly discuss everyday, (Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.) but as long as our human will has priority over God’s will, his will will not be done.

As we have learned from him in Gethsemane, he surrendered his will to the father, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

What we are bearing today, is a difficult but not unbearable situation, because neither he has tested us more than our faith and our endurance, nor does he do as such. And as we have known from before, we must beware not to fail, but to advance in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, And consider these bumps and prisons as opportunities to testify to his name. He said: If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

As a small servant, necessarily in prison to carry out what I must do, I say with faith in the word of God that he will come soon.”However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Discipline yourself with faith in the word of God. Retain your souls with patience. For there is no man that doeth anything in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly.

May you are granted grace and blessings increasingly in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

Yusef Nadarkhani
Lakan Prison in Rasht
2/June/2010

http://trevinwax.com/2011/09/30/youcef-nadarkhanis-letter-to-his-church/


21 posted on 09/30/2011 8:49:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (No habla RINO.)
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To: nuconvert

Those weak, pathetic cowards believe that lying about the pastor will protect their ‘reputation’??? They actually believe we won’t ‘think bad things about them’ if they lie about the pastor? Are they really so feeble that they needed something to ‘say’ to the public? They will maim and kill at will but DONT say anything bad about them - it hurts their feelings???!


22 posted on 09/30/2011 8:50:08 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: nuconvert
IRANIANS NEVER LEARN...

UNDER GOD'S HEAVEN ---
....YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW!

Ahmadinjihad_TGT

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23 posted on 09/30/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Father in heaven, in Christ’s name, please protect this dear soul. We also ask you to continue to give him steadfast faith and trust in you for whatever he must face. Thank you for the courageous example he sets for the rest of the believers in Iran and around the world. Please comfort his family and keep them strong during this terrible trial.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 9:20:18 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: boxlunch

Amen.


25 posted on 09/30/2011 9:21:09 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (No habla RINO.)
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To: boxlunch

Amen


26 posted on 09/30/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: boxlunch

AMEN


27 posted on 09/30/2011 9:32:27 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Torahman
"Until Jews can get off a plane in Saudi and live."

I worked in Saudi for awhile. Why anyone Jew would want to go there is beyond me. They couldn't pay me enough to ever return to that hellhole.

28 posted on 09/30/2011 10:44:17 PM PDT by semaj
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To: boxlunch

Amen.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 10:51:25 PM PDT by semaj
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you for posting this.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 11:24:11 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: boxlunch

Amen.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 11:29:02 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: nuconvert

Islam is a war plan. War exploits deception.


32 posted on 10/01/2011 12:04:21 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: nuconvert

The Iranian government can’t control the house church movement that has taken off in Iran so they stoop low by slandering him . Muslims kill the woman who is raped .Why has this charge not been brought up before ? Because it never happened.
Their slanderous lies are not going to work . The real church grows and the Gospel spreads fastest when it is persecuted . God bless Pastor Youcef


33 posted on 10/01/2011 1:33:51 AM PDT by Lera
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To: nuconvert
That anyone can be charged for "apostasy" tells us everything we need to know about the lack of legitimacy of Iran's legal system.

Iran's legal system doesn't operate with the starting point that the role of government is to protect God-given rights to individuals; their government quite clearly thinks its job is to protect the state from individuals with God-given rights.

34 posted on 10/01/2011 2:50:33 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Correct


35 posted on 10/01/2011 4:06:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

And when we destroy their nuclear facilities it will be a simple accident. I’m certain they’ll understand.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 4:15:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lera

Which says a lot about the state of the Church in America...it doesn’t appear to be growing as it once did. And I don’t belive, IMHO, that it will see a regeneration and explosion in growth until real persecution comes.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 6:26:16 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Mean Maryjean

To many of our congregations are being led by wolves in sheep’s clothing that are leading the people right back into bondage. Their minds have been clouded and they can no longer discern right from wrong nor who the enemy is.

The people have grown fat in their comfort and many have fallen sound asleep. Sadly it’s going to take persecution to wake some of them up . It’s coming


38 posted on 10/01/2011 10:08:52 PM PDT by Lera
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