Persecution of Christian pastor continues
Apparently the Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has not been executed by the Iranians but neither is he free. His case continues, with his crime having been expanded from Christian evangelism to being a security threat, an agent of Israel, and a rapist. Apparently those later charges were only added in the last week, after his case for apostasy had been going on for two years. But as International Business Times explains, the death sentence passed on him by an Iranian court in 2010 made it clear he was being punished for leaving Islam (assuming he had ever been a Muslim to begin with):
Mr. Youcef Nadarkhani, son of Byrom, 32 years old, married, born in Rasht in the state of Gilan, is convicted of turning his back on Islam, the greatest religion the prophesy of Mohammad at the age of 19,” the document states.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 07, 2011 11:20 PM | Send