Iranian Christian Set to be Hanged

Discussion in 'Faith and Religion' started by skyking, Jul 6, 2011.


  1. skyking

    skyking Monkey+

    Hold this man and his family up in prayer and be thankful you have the freedom of religion for now my friends.





    Iranian Christian Set to be Hanged
    Dear Friends,

    Please read this urgent news from persecution website and lift Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani urgently before the Lord and ask for his release.

    Please forwarding to others for prayer.

    In Christ, Amir


    Iran: Death Sentence Upheld
    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.
    Sources: VOM contacts, Present Truth Ministries
    Posted: June 29, 2011

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    prisoner_214_image. spacer. spacer. [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    Arrested: October 2010
    Days Imprisoned: 267

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    Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old 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. Youcef 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. Youcef was tried on Sept. 21–22, 2010 by the 1st Court of the Revolutionary Tribunal and sentenced to death on Nov. 13 for apostasy.

    The pastor is imprisoned in Lakan prison, where authorities have used various methods, including medication, to convert him back to Islam.

    After Youcef 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.

    7/4/2011 Death Sentence Annulled Temporarily
    On Sunday, Iran's supreme court has overturned a death sentence handed down to Youcef Nadarkhani.

    "The supreme court has annulled the death sentence and sent the case back to the court in Rasht, asking the accused to repent," Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said.

    The court’s decision will lift the death sentence only if Youcef recants his Christian faith. It is not clear what will happen if he does not recant.

    Youcef’s lawyer was also sentenced on Sunday to nine years in jail and a 10-year ban on practicing law or teaching at university for "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime".
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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Why this can not be true. This is the major religion of peace we are talking about here. Take back these lies. Don't mark yourself for death by the followers of Allah. Peace be with you.seesaw[stirpot] r u [loco]
     
  3. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Personally i dislike proselitizing in any form... other than the way you live your life... anything that someone says is not very likely to make me change my religious beliefs especially some nut beating me over the head with a bible... That said i respect everyones right to practice their religion as long as they don't try to denegrate another religion or mine... No ministry has a lock on god...

    As to the individual being charged for his beliefs this was a personal descision on his part he understood what would probably happen and has chosen to do this to either make a point or stir the pot as many fanatics do.... I respect his wished to do as he pleases and wish him the best but don't feel thet the US should spend it's political capital on this single case...

    I will pray for him and respect him for his beliefs but thats as far as i go....

    YMMV
     
  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    anyplace that religion controls the govt there will be persecution against any and all other religions
    dont say it wont or cant happen
    just look at history, look at how each religion spends so much time belittling or demeaning every other religion and tries to gain converts
    im sorry but i find religious groups in general to be the least christ-like of any group of people
     
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  5. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    When your religion and law (shari 'ah) are one in the same, this will be the result...every time. Radical/fundamentalist Islam lays out, somewhat schizophrenically, what behaviors are expected, condoned, and prohibited. Being a Christian is prohibited by law and has a given sentence (death). There is no mystery here.

    The schizophrenia part allows them to pick and choose their behavior...as long as that behavior centers around Islam (e.g., they acknowledge Jesus'/Isa's existence and stress no compulsion towards any religion, and allow you to practice other religions (dhimmi) if you pay a tax, but, in reality, intolerance abounds and any of these behaviors will probably land you in big trouble). Religious freedom or tolerance of non-muslims is just lip-service anti-Christian commies in this country like to bring up when they're faced with the fact that there is really no choice in the Muslim world. The phrase "religion of peace" denies the facts/history of the behavior of Muslims.

    Ever see a Buddhist go kill a bunch of people to prove a point?

    The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
     
  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    People who convert to other religions are often killed in muslim countries--even their own children. Hard to understand that kind of fanaticism. Just owning a Bible can get you a year's prison sentence(or worse) and offering a muzzie one can get you a death sentence. They are NOT a peaceful religion.
     
  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Killing in the name of religion is just another way to keep the masses under control.

    Wonder when it's going to come back to America?
     
  8. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    sooner than we like...
     
  9. skyking

    skyking Monkey+

    a friend sent this letter to me today concerning this event and more details follow below.
    you know it doesn't matter where this believer lives,he's our brother and should be treated and spoken of as such.He's walkin the walk and that's more than the majority here can say.We all can display our bumper stickers and bibles and freely worship for now ,what will you say when all that changes and your in his position ?


    Dear friends: Below is the report on the Iranian pastor whose information I
    sent in my last letter, asking for prayer for him. This is good news and
    not good news. According to Shira law, the most severe Muslim law, it is
    acceptable and right for family members or any Muslim to execute anyone
    converting from Islam, especially to Christianity. So, in releasing him, he's been
    released into a pool of piranha, so to speak. But, because of international
    pressure, evidently the courts didn't want bad publicity, so did the next
    "best thing" in their thinking--"throw him to the wolves", or piranha.
    In the UK, pastors are having their bank accounts closed, their churches
    closed, and are even arrested, for not speaking well of homosexuality, or
    hiring homosexuals. A Christian couple was recently denied the right to adopt a
    child because they said they would not teach the child about homosexuality.
    There is no home schooling in the UK, and as early as age 5, the public
    school children are being taught about explicit sex, including homosexuality.
    Little girls have to dress in the fashion mode, which is close to being
    dressed like little prostitutes, or their parents accused of being "cultish".
    Being "cultish", even in America, is often exemplified by people who dress
    modestly.
    There are over 40 countries in our world where Christians and Jews are
    persecuted for their faith. Some countries are brutal against
    believers--Communist countries, Muslim countries and Roman Catholic countries. But, in G-8
    countries, where the Bible is called a "hate crime book" and Christians and
    Jews are persecuted for doing right, we are seeing a new wave of evil that will
    grow and grow into a world monster.
    Before long anyone who has faith in the blood of the Lamb for their
    salvation and is born of the Spirit, who loves the Word, and practices it, will be
    a target for sadistic and cruel treatment. Anyone who sides with Judah will
    be treated in Muslim fashion. In Europe, during the Jewish purge because
    they were accused of starting the Bubonic Plague, Jews were burned alive at the
    stake, but Christians who stood with the Jews were tortured severely before
    being burned alive.
    We are in the days of Noah, and judgment is near.

    The Report:
    Iranian Pastor Death Sentence Annulled:
    The Iranian Supreme Court overturned the death sentence for Pastor Yousef
    Nadarkhani, age 32, on Sunday. Just a few days before, the court had upheld
    Nadarkhani's conviction, according to human rights groups. Now the death
    sentence has been annulled, but the court also wants Nadarkhani to renounce his
    conversion from Islam to Christianity. Nadarkhani converted to Christianity
    when he was 19 and acts as a house pastor for a small community of
    evangelical believers in Iran.

    Nadarkhani is not out of danger. The Iranian government expects him to
    recant his Christian faith. The excellent news, however, is that God is building
    His Church even in the middle of Iranian persecution. There are evangelical
    house churches in Iran! Nadarkhani has not yet been executed. The
    evangelical community he pastors fervently prays for him, and there are thousands of
    fellow Christians now learning about Nadarkhani's predicament (like us)
    willing and able to join them in intercession. As the case comes to light,
    international pressure is generated for Iran to follow the religious freedom
    written into its own constitution.

    Andrew Johnston, advocacy director of Christian Solidarity Worldwide spoke
    out on Nadarkhani's defense, saying, "CSW is gravely concerned about the
    judicial process in Pastor Nadarkhani's case and the precondition to recant his
    faith. We once again urge the Iranian regime to respect the stipulations of
    international treaties to which it is party, including the International
    Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICPPR), which guarantees freedom of
    religion and freedom to change one's religion or belief."
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    Thank you for your prayers for His people who are suffering, for severe
    suffering is coming to us all, like we could never imagine. Let us live our
    lives thinking of others, and then He will have mercy on us.
    Love,
    Y
     
  10. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    I think the anti-Christian stuff we are seeing is just getting ready for the end times. On one side there is nothing you can do, it's going to happen, all we can do is be ready.
     
  11. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Religion of peace my a**...spit!
     
  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

     
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