There has been little attention paid to an important “global” issue happening in Iran right now. An Iranian “Christian”, Nadarkhani, is set to be put to death for his refusal to denounce Christianity and verbally espouse his conversion to Islam. In 2011 the religious wars of Muslim’s against Christian’s continues. Call your News Networks, Senators, Congressman and the White House to demand that they speak out on this atrocity!
Yours In Truth, Shelly
By Daniel D. Tovrov | September 29, 2011 10:35 AM EDT
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death penalty, again refused to convert to Islam to save his life.
Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for the crime of apostasy because he allegedly abandoned Islam for Christianity. As a pastor, Iranian clerics believe that Nadarkhani was preaching in order to convert Muslims.
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Christian women attend a New Year mass at Saint Serkis church in central Tehran January 1, 2011.
Before his last hearing Wednesday, Nadarkhani had been given three previous chances to repent, and all three times he has refused. After his final refusal Wednesday, no verdict has been announced, but many expect that he could be put to death as soon as Friday.
The case has slowly garnered international attention, and there are a number of Christian rights groups advocating for his release. Click here for the full story.