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Iran: Death Sentence Upheld
The Voice of the Martyrs ^ | June 29, 2011

Posted on 07/04/2011 4:45:14 PM PDT by wmfights

The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and accused of evangelizing Muslims. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 34, has been in prison since October 2009, and the appeal of his death sentence was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court on June 28, 2011. He is to be executed by hanging. If the death sentence is carried out, it will be the first court-ordered execution of a Christian in Iran in 20 years.

“At this time, there is no more action that can be done inside of Iran to overturn this sentence,” a VOM contact said. “It can be carried out at any time. The only options right now are to immediately and swiftly bring international attention to the issue.”

Nadarkhani, a pastor from Rasht, about 750 miles northwest of Tehran, was arrested in October 2009 after he protested a government policy that required children, including his 8- and 9-year-old sons, to study the Quran in school. Nadarkhani told school officials that the Iranian constitution allows for freedom of religious practice. As a result of his protest, secret police called him before a political tribunal and arrested him for protesting. The charges were later amended to apostasy and evangelism of Muslims. Nadarkhani was tried on Sept. 21–22, 2010, by the 1st Court of the Revolutionary Tribunal and sentenced to death on Nov. 13 for apostasy.

Nadarkhani is imprisoned in Lakan prison, where authorities have used various methods, including medication, to convert him back to Islam, according to Present Truth Ministries. After Nadarkhani refused to convert to Islam, his wife was arrested, put on trial without an attorney and sentenced to life in prison. She was later released after an attorney appealed her sentence. The Nadarkhanis’ children were cared for by a relative while they were both in prison.

Please lift up Pastor Nadarkhani urgently before the Lord and ask for his release. Go to his profile on www.prisoneralert.com to email government officials on his behalf.


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: iran; persecution
Please lift up Pastor Nadarkhani urgently before the Lord and ask for his release. Go to his profile on www.prisoneralert.com to email government officials on his behalf.
1 posted on 07/04/2011 4:45:20 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: proudofthesouth; americanophile; the_conscience

Ping


2 posted on 07/04/2011 4:46:42 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AFA-Michigan; AKA Elena; Abathar; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; ...
Urgent Prayer Request

Pastor Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death in Iran simply for preaching the Gospel.

Please pray for Pastor Nadarkhani and his family.

Thank you and God Bless.

3 posted on 07/04/2011 4:50:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Prayers going up for this stalwart witness to the Truth of God! Please Father, let this cup pass from him, but Thy Will be done!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 07/04/2011 4:59:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping Wagglebee. He’s been in my prayers, but I hadn’t seen this update.


5 posted on 07/04/2011 4:59:51 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wmfights

I pray for Pastor Nadarkhani. What a tragedy.


6 posted on 07/04/2011 5:06:18 PM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: wmfights

Prayer said.


7 posted on 07/04/2011 5:08:11 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: wmfights

A martyr for his religious beliefs. Many prayers for him.


8 posted on 07/04/2011 5:21:39 PM PDT by kitkat ( I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE from Obama.)
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To: wmfights

Anyone who calls this pack of Islamic trash a religion of peace is a damned fool, including George Bush, especially George Bush, since he knows better.

Now we have our Muslim President opening talks with the Muslim brotherhood, while Iraq is asking Iran for aid and kissing their ass. How many men dod we lose over there so these p[eople could stab us in the back.

Get out now. Leave the Middle East to their nefariopus games.We are not going to change these people. Open our doors to any Middle eastern Christian who wants to come here and close it to Muslims.Middle Eastern Christians are a doomed religious people.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 5:22:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: wagglebee

I will pray for this man and his family.

How utterly horrible and evil.


10 posted on 07/04/2011 5:23:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: wmfights

How long, oh Lord...how long?


11 posted on 07/04/2011 5:28:46 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: wmfights

Don’t forget to give Jimmy Carter full credit for this.


12 posted on 07/04/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Don’t forget to give Jimmy Carter full credit for this.

Amen Brother!

It shows how much damage an incompetent fool in the White House can cause.

13 posted on 07/04/2011 5:37:01 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights

May Angels release him from prison as he did for Apostles.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 5:37:36 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: wmfights

Then, the proconsul urging him, and saying, “Swear, and I will set thee at liberty, reproach Christ.”

Polycarp declared, “Eighty and six years have I served Him, and He never did me any injury: how then can I blaspheme my King and my Savior?”

Martyrdom of Polycarp, 155 AD.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: wmfights

Where is Hillary’s/Soetoro’s outrage? Where is Jesse Jackson, Jr.? This needs to be exposed, big time! We pray for an answer.


16 posted on 07/04/2011 6:43:00 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: wmfights
Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and accused of evangelizing

Executing Christians is the secret dream of every liberal.

17 posted on 07/04/2011 7:02:43 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers.


18 posted on 07/04/2011 7:23:39 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: wmfights

This is the case that can be used as proof that Islam needs to be banned in the United States. A nation’s Supreme Court ruling based on the doctrine of its religion.


19 posted on 07/04/2011 8:18:52 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Salvavida
This is the case that can be used as proof that Islam needs to be banned in the United States.

Interesting point, I hadn't thought of it. In the past there have been churches that burned people at the stake for not holding to the State religion. Wouldn't we have to ban them as well?

20 posted on 07/04/2011 8:25:24 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wagglebee

I join in earnest prayer for Pastor Nadarkhani and his loved ones.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 8:25:57 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Quix

Ping.FYI


22 posted on 07/04/2011 8:28:28 PM PDT by sport
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To: wmfights
religion

Islam isn't a religion, it's a political movement focused on your death.

23 posted on 07/04/2011 8:30:03 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: wmfights
In the past there have been churches that burned people at the stake for not holding to the State religion. Wouldn't we have to ban them as well?

It wouldn't apply here. That happened in the Old World, and has no application for the US. Furthermore, it can be argued that whereas capital punishment does presently exist in Islam, it does not exist in Christianity. The issue of Islamic violence has always been rebuffed by its appologists: but now we have a nation's Supreme Court on record issuing capital punishment merely for evangelizing. In my opinion, Iran has the sovereign right to do so: but in doing so it exposes Islam for what it is, at its core doctrine. And that is the case that needs to be made in each state house in the United States.

24 posted on 07/04/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a political movement focused on your death.

Actually, it is a religion with a political aim. As it is one of the seven major world views (and one of the three monotheistic religions), it retains its religious worship and framework of beliefs alongside its overarching political goal of domination.

How can a religion be both religion and a political system? By being Islam. True Islam functions within a community (the umma) that optimally carries its own political identity.1

Corduan, Winfried “Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions”, pg 77, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, 1998.


25 posted on 07/04/2011 9:15:32 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: wagglebee

More recent information from Voice of the Martyrs indicate that it has been suspended. Praise God.


26 posted on 07/04/2011 9:15:58 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: wagglebee

Prayers offered up for Pastor Nadarkhani. May God’s Will be done.


27 posted on 07/04/2011 9:15:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: sport

Thx for the ping. Will check it out.


28 posted on 07/04/2011 9:35:00 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: wmfights

Yes, Lord, be dramatically with him in ways that shock, humble and humiliate his captors.

If they persist to the hanging, Please, Lord, translate him out of this dimension right before their eyes—perhaps leaving his clothes behind or not and seeing him white robed ascending into Glory.

PLEASE Put the fear of Almighty God Jehovah—GOD ABOVE ALL GODS—GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, OH, LORD—put the fear of GOD IN THEM TO THEIR BONE MARROW SUCH THAT THEY CANNOT SLEEP UNTIL THEY SEEK JESUS.


29 posted on 07/04/2011 9:37:51 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Salvavida
It's a low-grade ripoff of Christianity, full of good reasons to kill your fellow man.

It's anti-Christian, anti freedom and anti-American. It should be outlawed.

30 posted on 07/04/2011 10:08:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Venturer
Get out now. Leave the Middle East to their nefariopus games.We are not going to change these people. Open our doors to any Middle eastern Christian who wants to come here and close it to Muslims.Middle Eastern Christians are a doomed religious people.

Agreed, it is a different world over there and to force them to change, like we did with Japan and Germany after WWII, will take resources we don't have now plus it might not work anyhoo. We need to get out of there, work on our defenses and produce our own energy.
31 posted on 07/05/2011 5:37:31 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: wmfights
Prayers for Pastor Nadarkhani are on the way.

May he stay strong and his loved ones be lifted up.

Don't expect Zero do do a thing.

Pastor Nadarkhani will give more credibility to Christianity. He will be honored in heaven.

32 posted on 07/05/2011 7:45:11 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wmfights
death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and accused of evangelizing Muslims

These are the people about whom we are supposed to be tolerant?

The free world had better wake up, or when these INTOLERANT people become the majority and begin voting their laws into place, non-muslims everywhere will be exterminated.

33 posted on 07/05/2011 8:08:40 AM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: wmfights; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; auggy; ...

Very worthy call to prayer for Iranian Pastor sentenced to death . . .


34 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:38 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
Post 27, prayers up.
35 posted on 07/05/2011 10:14:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

THX THX.

If you have time to sift through the youtube stuff about military convoys, military materiel movements on a massive scale . . .

to come up with the more credible, it would be a great service to post that on the Agenda 21 thread.

Some warnings sound a bit shrill . . . on the other hand . . . with different fingers . . . given Janet Napolitano’s warnings to several of her closer friends for them to stock up on 6 months of food and water ASAP . . . we should NOT be the least bit complacent.

imho.


36 posted on 07/05/2011 10:32:14 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: GOPPachyderm; wmfights; TheOldLady; Quix
More recent information from Voice of the Martyrs indicate that it has been suspended. Praise God.

Where did you see this? I just went to the VOM homepage and it says that the sentence is upheld.

37 posted on 07/05/2011 10:38:12 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks.

Sounds good.


38 posted on 07/05/2011 10:42:29 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
Why does it sound good? It sounds like the barbarians still intend to execute a man simply for preaching the Gospel to his CHILDREN.
39 posted on 07/05/2011 10:54:31 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

AGREED.

However, it’s better news than that he had been hung an hour ago.


40 posted on 07/05/2011 12:27:15 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
You're right.

Hopefully, the Iranians will back down on this quietly. Unfortunately, a big problem with that part of the world is that saving face is incredibly important, they believe that if they say they are going to do something that the world will think less of them if they change their mind later.

41 posted on 07/05/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salvavida
Actually, it is a religion with a political aim. As it is one of the seven major world views (and one of the three monotheistic religions), it retains its religious worship and framework of beliefs alongside its overarching political goal of domination.

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

How can a religion be both religion and a political system? By being Islam.

Like I said, it's a political movement based on mass murder and world domination...no further examination is needed.

It is absolutely anti-everything American and its murdering control-freak leaders have no legitimate place within the USA other than prison.

If you want to call it a religion, it's nothing more than Satanism...islam is a big lie.

42 posted on 07/05/2011 12:51:32 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: wagglebee

Prayers said. How sad it is that religious persecution is going on in so many countries.


43 posted on 07/05/2011 9:44:29 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wmfights

yup, like the Puritans and their successors in the Presbyterian USA based cult you go to.


44 posted on 07/06/2011 2:43:13 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Salvavida; wmfights

good point Sal. Unfortunately too many folks have a 1500s chip on their shoulder.


45 posted on 07/06/2011 2:43:52 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
ISLAMIZATION PING LIST:

Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.

46 posted on 07/06/2011 8:50:42 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: wmfights

Lord our God,

May Thy enemies be confused and destroyed; may the witness of Thy holy martyrs bring Thy light to the corners of the world; may all false religions be forgotten starting with Islam; may the life of Pastor Nadarkhani Thy servant be spared if that be Thy will.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


47 posted on 07/06/2011 12:26:47 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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