Skip to comments.Iran Attempts to Convert Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani as He Awaits Execution Decision
Posted on 10/28/2011 6:41:27 AM PDT by blueyon
Pastor Nadarkhani Is One of Many Christian Leaders Suffering Persecution in Iran Iranian officials are attempting to convert Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani while he awaits his verdict under the jurisdiction of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Christian Solidarity Worldwide has reported. CSW has been informed that during Nadarkhanis stay in prison, guards and officials have provided him with religious Islamic literature allegedly as part of an official campaign to convert Christian prisoners. CSW is deeply concerned at news of a further increase in the harassment of Iranian Christians, CSW Special Ambassador Stuart Windsor said in a statement. Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor, was originally arrested for protesting in October 2009. His charge was then changed to apostasy and attempting to evangelize Muslims, for which he was found guilty in the local Gilan province court. He appealed his case in December 2010 to Irans Supreme Court. The case was then passed back down to the lower Gilan province court, which in turn passed it to Irans Supreme Leader, Khamenei for review. Khamenei has ultimate authority over Irans judiciary matters, and is expected to announce Nadarkhanis fate by Nov. 2.
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Prayers. Jesus said that his flock would be persecuted even to the death. God forbid, but if they slaughter this man, his follower, he will be part of the multitudes in white robes that claim justice in the resurrection phase.
May God help the pastor and the muslims who unjustly persecute the Christian pastor.