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Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani: White House and State Department Condemn Execution Order
Christian Post ^ | 23 February 2012 | Katherine Weber

Posted on 02/24/2012 4:54:55 AM PST by bjorn14

Both the White House and the U.S. State Department issued statements Thursday, Feb. 23 demanding the immediate release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned in Iran since Oct. 2009. Nadarkhani's fate took a decisive turn for the worst on Feb. 21, when the American Center for Law and Justice announced that Iranian courts may have issued an execution order for Nadarkhani, who is currently imprisoned on charges of apostasy and attempting to evangelize Muslims.

On Feb. 22, Present Truth Ministries issued an emailed press release stating that Iranian courts did in fact issue the death order.

Today, the White House and the U.S. State Department offer support to Nadarkhani's plight.

According to Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, the statements released by the White House and the State Department confirm the belief that a death warrant for Nadarkhani has in fact been issued.

"The United States stands in solidarity with Pastor Nadarkhani, his family, and all those who seek to practice their religion without fear of persecution-a fundamental and universal human right," the White House statement read.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; nadarkhani; obama

1 posted on 02/24/2012 4:55:01 AM PST by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

They are going to kill him to prove that Obama is feckless when it comes to Iran.

2 posted on 02/24/2012 5:03:44 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

Pastor Nadarkhani may be a pawn to Iran (and likely even to Barry), but in God’s Army he’s a brave commander on the field.

May His peace and joy be with the good pastor and his family.

3 posted on 02/24/2012 5:26:41 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas

Indeed. As I pray for him, I take much inspiration from Pastor Nadarkhani and pray that I too would share the strength of his faith. The world may soon require more Pastor Nadarkhanis.

4 posted on 02/24/2012 5:31:46 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: bjorn14
This allah guy is pretty insecure ... wonder why ...
5 posted on 02/24/2012 6:29:33 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: Obadiah

Amen to that.

6 posted on 02/24/2012 10:04:14 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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