Skip to comments.Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani: White House and State Department Condemn Execution Order
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.
They are going to kill him to prove that Obama is feckless when it comes to Iran.
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.
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.
Amen to that.
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