Iran Court: 'Pastor To Be Executed By Hanging'

Nov 26, 2010 Full story: www.worthynews.com 6

A detained pastor of a major network of Christian house churches in Iran will be executed by hanging for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam ...

The 11th Chamber of The Assize Court of the province of Gilan said Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani had proved his "apostasy" by "organizing evangelistic meetings and inviting others to Christianity, establishing a house church, baptizing people, expressing his faith to others and, denying Islamic values" ... Full Story

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 26, 2010
from worthynews:

"Nadarkhani's defense team argued that their client confirmed that 'Muhammad was a prophet of Islam' and that he did not commit a crime of apostasy because he was never a true Muslim.

"The lawyers also pointed out that there is 'no punishment specified in the Islamic judicial system of Iran and other penal laws' for these kind of cases and that their client 'has not committed a crime to deserve a punishment.'

"The court disagreed.'It has been proven to the members of the jury that Mr. Yousef Nadarkhani, son of Biram, has been born from Muslim parents, choose Islam [but] abandoned it at the age 19. His actions according to the fatwas of all Shia theologians is considered as inherent apostasy from the sacred religion of Islam.'

"If confirmed, Nadarkhani would be the first Christian to be officially executed in Iran for religious reasons in 20 years ..."
Buford

Saint Albans, WV

#2 Nov 26, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from worthynews:
"Nadarkhani's defense team argued that their client confirmed that 'Muhammad was a prophet of Islam' and that he did not commit a crime of apostasy because he was never a true Muslim.
"The lawyers also pointed out that there is 'no punishment specified in the Islamic judicial system of Iran and other penal laws' for these kind of cases and that their client 'has not committed a crime to deserve a punishment.'
"The court disagreed.'It has been proven to the members of the jury that Mr. Yousef Nadarkhani, son of Biram, has been born from Muslim parents, choose Islam [but] abandoned it at the age 19. His actions according to the fatwas of all Shia theologians is considered as inherent apostasy from the sacred religion of Islam.'
"If confirmed, Nadarkhani would be the first Christian to be officially executed in Iran for religious reasons in 20 years ..."
2:256 "There is no compulsion in religion."

[The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It
http://www.danielpipes.org/2110/the-issue-of-...

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#3 Nov 26, 2010
There is no compulsion in religion. Right.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

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#4 Nov 26, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from worthynews:
"Nadarkhani's defense team argued that their client confirmed that 'Muhammad was a prophet of Islam' and that he did not commit a crime of apostasy because he was never a true Muslim.
"The lawyers also pointed out that there is 'no punishment specified in the Islamic judicial system of Iran and other penal laws' for these kind of cases and that their client 'has not committed a crime to deserve a punishment.'
"The court disagreed.'It has been proven to the members of the jury that Mr. Yousef Nadarkhani, son of Biram, has been born from Muslim parents, choose Islam [but] abandoned it at the age 19. His actions according to the fatwas of all Shia theologians is considered as inherent apostasy from the sacred religion of Islam.'
"If confirmed, Nadarkhani would be the first Christian to be officially executed in Iran for religious reasons in 20 years ..."
officially
Rotislam

Warwick, UK

#5 Nov 27, 2010
The religion of peace & tolerance at work for all to see!

This is not a religion but a fascist cult!
Kill the Christians

United States

#6 Dec 10, 2010
They don't celebrate Christmas in Iran, do they?

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