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‘Iran’s Gestapo' Rounds Up Christians
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/15/2012, 4:26 PM | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 10/15/2012 12:51:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Iranian police, termed “Iran’s Gestapo” by a Christian news site, has arrested between 100 and 400 Christians and thrown them into prisons.

Firouz Khandjani, a council member of the 'Church of Iran' house church movement, told the Christian BosNewsLife website, "We have learned that at least 100, but perhaps as many as 400 people, have been detained over the last 10 days.”

He said massive arrests of men and women included the break-up of church services held by evangelical Christians in three cities, including Tehran. "We know that many have been forced to say they will no longer attend church services in exchange for freedom,” he said. "They are of several movements. But it has become clear that Protestant Christians are now viewed as enemy number one of the state," according to Khandjani. "We need urgent prayers.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; iranchristians

1 posted on 10/15/2012 12:52:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

=== Hussein is Happy ===


2 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:08 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Olog-hai

I read stuff like this and just cannot even begin to imagine being ‘rounded up.’ At this day and age that a culture still exists so intolerant to the word of God is amazing.

Prayers for the strength of faith for these Christians.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Olog-hai
And where is professed Christian Barak Hussein Obama...
4 posted on 10/15/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: EBH

Well, if it’s happening, don’t be amazed; think of what it would be a sign of.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201:1-5&version=KJV

John 1:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: EBH

Whether you wish to accept it or not, you are living in a nation that is headed in precisely this direction.

If you disagree with the Left on homosexuality, abortion, or a host of other issues, and your church undoubtedly does, you’ll all in danger.

The U. N. has you in their sights. The Left in the U. S. does. And new anti-bullying moves on our school campuses, have your kids in their sights. Your first amendment right to voice opposition to the destruction of our values, is on the chopping block right now.

If Obama gets re-elected, I honestly don’t know what will take place, but this is certainly not the least of it.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 1:03:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: DoughtyOne

As my priest said to me recently...it’s going to get worse.

And yes, I am still amazed by it. I guess it is the utter willful disregard for life. I just cannot grasp how people come to be so blind.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 1:08:45 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I'd say the looney left has already gone off the deep end



http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/dnc-artwork-likens-obama-to-jesus.html



http://www.examiner.com/article/does-a-dnc-souvenir-calendar-compare-barack-obama-to-jesus-christ
9 posted on 10/15/2012 1:09:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai
And yet this tiny church in Iran will grow and thrive.

Makes you wonder what would happen if the American Church were to undergo such....

(Actually, I already know the answer to that.)

10 posted on 10/15/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: EBH

Well, a lot of Christians knew where this all led. I just can’t believe how fast it is coming down upon us.

God’s will be done, and on His time-table, not ours.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 1:16:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: F15Eagle

Good grief. I hadn’t seen that before.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: DoughtyOne

When the Antichrist comes, they will be all ready to receive him.

All he’ll have to do is offer “Hope” and “Change”. It works on fools quite easily.

Those calendars above ought to scare the daylights out of anyone with even an inkling of knowledge of Bible Prophecy the the Last Days.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

typo, s/b

Bible Prophecy AND the Last Days


14 posted on 10/15/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Jyotishi

Good luck on seeing these persecutions making headlines in lur news media. Maybe Fox News and talk radio will cover it. The poor, persecuted Coptic Christians in Egypt are getting no coverage in their time of oppression.

Secularists do not care if Christians of any stripe are under duress and threats of death.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

> Good luck on seeing these persecutions making headlines in lur news media. Maybe Fox News and talk radio will cover it.

Yes talk radio likely will do so but there has *got to be* some legal way of getting the MSM to cover such news stories.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: EBH

The US government put a target on the backs of Christians when they falsely and loudly (globally - from the UN, even!) blamed a Christian (Copt) for making an anti-Mohammad video and announced that they abandoned American freedom for a morally superior Shaira.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Gumdrop

Liberals would round up and kill politically incorrect American Christians if they had the centralized police state machinery (they do) and could get away with it (not for now).


18 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: EBH
forget about Iran -- even our "allies" Saudi Arabia and Pakistan do the same thing

In fact all moslem countries -- from Libya to Malaysia outlaw spreading Christ

19 posted on 10/16/2012 5:14:17 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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