Pastor facing death sentence in Iran

Dec 21, 2010 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story:

An Iranian pastor has been sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam.

Youcef Nadarkhani, a father of two, was arrested in October 2009 after he objected to the teaching of Islam to Christian children in schools, and he has been held in prison ever since ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 21, 2010
from barnabasaid:

"Apostasy - or renouncing Islam - is not a crime under Iran's penal code, but the system does make provision for judges to draw on fatwas and Islamic sources where national law is silent. Islamic law states that an adult male apostate should be given the death sentence. Youcef, who was born to Muslim parents, denies apostasy, saying he accepted no religion before becoming a Christian aged 19. Nevertheless, according to Islamic law, the child of Muslim parents is considered a Muslim. The indictment against him states,'He has proven 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 ...'"

... the pastor is quilty of denying intolerance and ignorance.

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#2 Dec 21, 2010
Is this another chance for MsDefindIslam to extend her educational efforts?


#3 Dec 21, 2010
That's must be embarrassing for IRAN!
Religions belonged to Mighty God not any man or government or country! People should be free to worship Mighty God based on any religion of book!
Free the innocent man
pat toms

Lancaster, UK

#4 Dec 22, 2010
anther case of religius,nutters and there pathetic problems.It is sickening but what can you do.
simon peter

Steinbach, Canada

#5 Dec 22, 2010
Islam religion of peace yeah right -
for not being muslim

United States

#6 Dec 28, 2010
Another head hits the sand.
Delfosse Emmanuel

Brussels, Belgium

#7 Jan 4, 2011
Ceci est totalement inacceptable,surtout s'il ne preche que pour ses fidèles,et qu'il ne pratique pas le prosélitysme,qui est condamnable dans les pays musulmans...

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