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A Pastor Facing Impending Execution for being a Christian in Iran
ACLJ ^ | Jul. 1, 2011 | Jordan Sekulow

Posted on 07/02/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by thefinalcrusade

On the eve of celebrating our independence and freedom in the United States, a man in Iran faces death for being a Christian. In the last few days, the Supreme Court in Qom, Iran upheld the death sentence of Youcef Nadarkhani for converting from Islam to Christianity. His death sentence could be carried out any day.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran denomination was arrested in his home city of Rasht on October 13, 2009, while attempting to register his church. He was arrested because he allegedly questioned the Muslim monopoly on the religious instruction of children in Iran.

Pastor Nadarkhani merely spoke out against an Iranian policy that requires all children, regardless of their faith, to be taught Islamic teachings. When he pointed out that the Iranian constitution grants freedom of religion, local police demanded that he appear before a political tribunal where he was arrested and imprisoned – his charge, unlawful apostasy and evangelism to Muslims.

An Iranian court convicted him and sentenced him to death in 2010. On June 28, 2011, the Supreme Court in the Shia holy city of Qom, Iran upheld the apostasy conviction and death sentence. We know the Iranian regime often enacts death sentences without advance notice to prisoners’ families.

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TOPICS: Activism; Current Events; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christian; christianpersecution; iran; pastor; persecution
Please pray for this brave Christian pastor. What is Obama doing to save this man - NOTHING! The regime of Iran is totally Satanic. Even if they kill this man of God he will be with Christ in Paradise. I rebuke the Muslim devils persecuting Christians in Iran. YOU WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED BY GOD YOU DEVILS!
1 posted on 07/02/2011 7:28:55 PM PDT by thefinalcrusade
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To: thefinalcrusade

Zero is too busy trying to save the ILLEGAL ALIEN RAPIST MURDERER POS in the great state of TEXAS.
FUBO/ ES&D


2 posted on 07/02/2011 7:36:50 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Prayers up!


3 posted on 07/02/2011 7:39:04 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Ditto what you said.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 7:44:34 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Praying.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 7:44:52 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Isn’t it wonderful that the military power of the Great Satan, the U.S., most of whose soldiers are Christians, has been used to set up a pro-Iranian “Islamic Republic” next door in Iraq? Thanks a lot, George W. Bush.


6 posted on 07/02/2011 7:44:59 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: thefinalcrusade

Let’s all hold our breath until the UN denounces this and intervenes to stop it . . . /sarc


7 posted on 07/02/2011 7:49:44 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Prayers for the pastor.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 8:33:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Liberals in America don’t know how good they have it. They are lucky that America is predominately Christian.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 8:41:44 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: thefinalcrusade

We had a christian pastor from Iraq in our church service last sunday. He said that 17 members of his church have been killed for being christians.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 8:43:07 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: thefinalcrusade

May God’s strength and peace be with my brother in Iran. I praise God there are men like Pastor Nadarkhani willing to take a stand for Christ even in the Islamic darkness of Iran.


11 posted on 07/02/2011 8:47:09 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: thefinalcrusade
Prayers for this man. Note that the Prophet Muhammad said in a hadith, "Whosover changes his religion, kill him." The belief that Muslims who leave Islam should be killed, is mainstream in Islam. Converting to Islam, of course, is fine and dandy.
12 posted on 07/02/2011 8:47:13 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Matthew 16:25
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

God Bless this soul


13 posted on 07/02/2011 8:51:45 PM PDT by One Name
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To: thefinalcrusade

God Bless this man and prayers being said.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: thefinalcrusade

That is the same sentence the muslims would be calling for 0bama to face...if they believed he was no longer a muslim.


15 posted on 07/02/2011 9:18:52 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

“To live is Christ, to die is gain.”

I pray that this brother will find release from the chains of man, but I know he already has complete freedom in Christ, regardless. Praise God for men and women who are willing to die for the glory of the Lord!


16 posted on 07/02/2011 9:31:37 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: thefinalcrusade

Prayers said for this brave man and his fellow believers standing for Christ in a desolate and desperate land.

God will remember what is done to his saints by the enemy of truth and one day HE will extract judgement.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 9:37:39 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: thefinalcrusade
Intolerance, religious bigotry, hypocrisy, cruelty and ignorance sounds like a typical day in a Muslim country. The Prophet should be proud.
18 posted on 07/02/2011 9:46:20 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: thefinalcrusade

Thanks a lot Obama. Thanks for nothing.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 10:37:33 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: proudofthesouth
When he pointed out that the Iranian constitution grants freedom of religion, local police demanded that he appear before a political tribunal where he was arrested and imprisoned

It seems that the Iranis care as much about their constitution and laws as the current Administration does about ours...

20 posted on 07/03/2011 3:58:57 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: thefinalcrusade

Just a snapshot of what will happen in America soon if pro-Muslim idealogy continues on the current path.


21 posted on 07/03/2011 4:17:41 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: thefinalcrusade

Too bad the Anti Christian Libel Union (ACLU) was not held responsible for paying the legal fees awarded by the Court.


22 posted on 07/03/2011 5:45:45 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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