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  • Wife of pastor Saeed Abedini, jailed in Iran for his faith, explains the ‘shock’ of his release

    01/16/2016 11:50:03 AM PST · by Lera · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    U.S. evangelical pastor Saeed Abedini is among the four Americans Iran were released on Saturday, according to reports. Abedini, 35, of Boise, Idaho; is a convert from Islam to Christianity and pastor who had been imprisoned since July 2012 for organizing home churches. His case was the most high-profile religious persecution for Christians in recent years, regularly mentioned by evangelical pastors in pulpits across the country. His case put a face on the issue of religious persecution, especially in the Middle East, for Christians across the globe. For more than three years, evangelical activists have pressed President Obama for his...
  • Iran state TV: 4 dual-national prisoners released

    01/16/2016 6:53:37 AM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 1/16/16 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is announced that the government has freed four dual-nationality prisoners.... And from the facebook page of Naghmeh Abedini It is confirmed: Saeed is released!!!
  • Watch: Hundreds of armed Hamas terrorists march in Jerusalem

    01/07/2016 4:02:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of masked and armed terrorists from Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades "military wing" took part in a terrorist funeral attended by thousands in Jerusalem earlier this week, in an alarming show of force. The multitude of terrorists fired in the air with automatic assault rifles, and waved knives and machetes in a spectacle common in Gaza, but as rare as it is shocking in the capital. Video from the incident - which took place in the northeastern Shuafat neighborhood just roughly 100 meters from the French Hill neighborhood and near Hebrew University - was exposed by Channel 10 on Thursday night,...
  • Pakistan Supported, Trained Terror Groups: Pervez Musharraf

    10/28/2015 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    File picture of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. (Agence France-Presse) LAHORE: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has admitted in an interview that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir. The former army chief has also said that Lashkar leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi enjoyed the status of heroes at that time. Speaking to Pakistani news channel Dunya News on Sunday, Mr Musharraf said, "In the 1990s, the freedom struggle began in Kashmir...At that time, Lashkar-e- Taiba and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported...
  • Tasered and Abused American Pastor Saeed Threatened-with New Charges

    09/24/2015 6:18:50 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    Center for American Law & Justice ^ | 9/24/2015 | Tiffany Barrons
    Yesterday in Iran, Iranian intelligence officers summoned Pastor Saeed for an intense round of interrogation. Pastor Saeed reported to his family that the interrogators were abusive both verbally and physically. During the course of interrogation, the officers repeatedly used a taser gun on Pastor Saeed. This new assault is concerning as Pastor Saeed is still being denied needed medical care for injuries sustained as a result of beatings in the past.

    05/05/2015 2:48:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Breaking Christian News via Charisma News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jordan Sekulow
    "As an American and as a prisoner for Christ I have spent many hours praying and crying out to God for revival for this great nation. We all hope for the success of our nation and for America to be blessed, but without revival there can be no true success or blessing... I would like to ask you to join me in repenting and praying for revival. Me from inside of these prison walls and you on the outside."Pastor Saeed Abedini (Iran)This Thursday not only marks American Pastor Saeed Abedini's 35th birthday, but the National Day of Prayer as well....
  • Pray for Pastor Saeed in D.C. - September 25

    09/25/2014 6:52:29 AM PDT · by freepertoo · 5 replies
    I received an email from Franklin Graham this morning saying that there is to be a prayer vigil at Lafayette Park on September 25 at 6:00 p.m. for Pastor Saeed. Please try to attend.
  • Remember Pastor Saeed as he marks his second Christmas imprisoned in Iran

    12/25/2013 8:30:37 AM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 24, 2013 | Jay Sekulow
    This Christmas, Remember Pastor Saeed. Remember the Persecuted Church This is the second Christmas that Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, will spend in an Iranian prison. His only crime? His Christian faith. Inexcusably, he remains in prison even after the Obama administration made a deal with his captors. According to this deal, Iran keeps enriching uranium, Iran keeps its centrifuges (key equipment for building nuclear weapons), Iran gets billions in sanctions relief, and Iran gets humanitarian transactions from the United States.
  • Saudi activist 'sentenced to lashes and jail'

    12/16/2013 3:58:34 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 6 replies
    Reuters via Al-Jazeera ^ | 15 Dec 2013 18:33
    Omar al-Saeed had called for a constitutional monarchy and attacked the ruling family over its human rights record. A Saudi judge has sentenced [him] 300 lashes and four years in prison. Saeed did not have legal representation at the secret hearing when he was sentenced on Sunday, ACPRA said in a statement on its website. US-allied Saudi Arabia is ruled by the al-Saud family together with powerful clerics from the country's Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam. King Abdullah is the prime minister and he appoints the government, which includes top princes in the roles of foreign, interior, defence and intelligence...
  • ACLJ: Saeed, Others Betrayed by Obama Administration (in nuclear deal with Iran)

    11/24/2013 4:53:53 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | November 24, 2013 | Donna Russell
    The American Center for Law and Justice says the Obama administration should never have struck a deal with Iran without part of the terms being the release of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini and other Americans being held in Iranian prisons. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow says basically, President Barack Obama and Secretary of John Kerry turned their back on their fellow Americans. "It is outrageous and a betrayal of American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has spent more than a year in an Iranian prison simply because of his Christian faith," Sekulow said following word of a deal with the Islamic...
  • Iran moves American Christian into solitary confinement over prayer protest

    04/30/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30/2013 | Lisa Daftari
    The American pastor jailed in Iran for his faith has been placed in solitary confinement and may now be suffering organ failure, according to family members in Iran who are increasingly alarmed at his deteriorating health. Saeed Abedini, the 32-year-old Christian and American citizen who is serving an eight-year prison term in Iran, was put in solitary confinement following a peaceful, silent protest in an outside courtyard at Irans notoriously brutal Evin prison, according to family members. Conditions at the prison prompted Abedini and other prisoners to sign a petition decrying the lack of medical care and the threats and...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video (Jubair Ahmad)

    09/05/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/03/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist videoBy Justin Jouvenal, Published: September 3 A Woodbridge resident is facing terrorism-related charges after he allegedly produced a violent jihadist video with the help of the son of a leader of a Pakistani group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization. Jubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges that he provided material support to the militant group known as Lashkar-i-Taiba and made false statements during a terrorism investigation. **SNIP** Federal authorities allege that Ahmad created the video in...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Gain from Headley bargain: Watertight case against Lashkar

    03/19/2010 2:30:00 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 233+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The agreement between David Coleman Headley and US authorities, under which he pleaded guilty to being part of the 26/11 plot in order to dodge the death sentence and extradition to India, has considerably abated the fear here that the Americans would let off Headley aka Daood Gilani, a suspected "double agent", lightly. It also marks a big boost to New Delhi's efforts to expose Pakistan's propaganda to project Lashkar as a group focused on J&K. Details of the "guilty" plea made by Headley validate India's claims about the Lashkar leadership masterminding 26/11, and suggest that the American...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Former Gitmo inmate ... urges 9/11-style attacks on Israel, assassinations of Arab leaders

    08/21/2010 1:31:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    "Former Gitmo inmate, now a deputy in al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula, urges 9/11-style attacks on Israel, assassinations of Arab leaders" SNIPPET: "A top Al-Qaeda commander in Yemen has urged Arab military pilots to fly their planes into Israeli targets replicating the deadly 11 September 2001 attacks on American cities, the Daily Beast website reported. The Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Saeed al-Shehri, purportedly issued the call in an audio message, the Daily Beast said. In the message, Al-Shehri ordered jihadists to exploit a future war between the Jewish State and Iran."
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley

    06/11/2010 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 313+ views
    US - ^ | June 10, 2010 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2010 Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley As part of the cooperation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism, Indian law enforcement officials were provided direct access to interview David Coleman Headley, the Justice Department announced today. Mr. Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators questions over the course of seven days of interviews. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators. To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both...
  • Exclusive interview with al-Qaeda third in charge

    06/22/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 999+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Mustafa Abul-Yazeed, al-Qaeda's third in command, gives a rare insight into the group's campaign. He even said al-Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the US should his group get hold of them."