Iran Puts Five Christians On Trial for Their Faith

Mar 12, 2013 Full story: Fox News 9

Five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran's Revolutionary Court this week, according to a human rights group following the case ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Mar 12, 2013
from Fox News:

"'Judging from recent cases, it is likely that, at the very least, those detained may face lengthy prison sentences, said CSW spokesperson Kiri Kankhwende.

"According to Kankhwende, the crackdown against Christian converts and house churches parallels a general increase in repression against many, including journalists, religious and cultural minorities and others as the government is leading up to June’s presidential elections ...

"'There has been a noticeable increase in the harassment, arrests, trials and imprisonments of converts to Christianity, particularly since the beginning of 2012,' Kankhwende said.'Any movement that differs from or offers an alternative to orthodox Shia Islam, and any persons who chooses to follow an alternative belief system, are interpreted as a challenge to the very state itself ...'"

... especially when the Iranian state just happens to be an islamic republic.
indy

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#2 Mar 15, 2013
where is oblamer and his merry bunch of fools?.. iran has an american p0astor on deathrow, sounds like he is being left out to die like our heros in libya.... why do we even have a prez?.... if this guy dies, even more blood on oblamers hands....
Michael

Lynbrook, NY

#3 Mar 15, 2013
Why don't these people just leave? Same with Pakistan, whose Muslims murder Christians every week or so, just move to India or someplace safer...

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Mar 15, 2013
Michael wrote:
Why don't these people just leave? Same with Pakistan, whose Muslims murder Christians every week or so, just move to India or someplace safer...
For Christians, India isn't much safer than Iran.

“not that tom!”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#5 Mar 15, 2013
Michael wrote:
Why don't these people just leave? Same with Pakistan, whose Muslims murder Christians every week or so, just move to India or someplace safer...
They shouldn't have to leave. Muslims should rein in their violent anti-anything-but-Islam tendencies.
If islam was a strong religion it would be able to withstand strangers in it's midst!
indy

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#6 Mar 15, 2013
Michael wrote:
Why don't these people just leave? Same with Pakistan, whose Muslims murder Christians every week or so, just move to India or someplace safer...
...maybe they dont have the means to leave?.... maybe theyd be killed for trying to leave?....why dont the muslims leave?
indy

Jacksonville Beach, FL

#7 Mar 15, 2013
Michael wrote:
Why don't these people just leave? Same with Pakistan, whose Muslims murder Christians every week or so, just move to India or someplace safer...
...also, i think its illegal to just walk into india, or other countries, its not like here where its celebrated by the left...they have laws i think.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#8 Mar 15, 2013
No protest from the loony left about the persecution of these Christians.
Amazing.
N m c

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

#9 Mar 17, 2013
Not my concern.

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