Pastor gets death penalty for renouncing Islam

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Pastor gets death penalty for renouncing Islam

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http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-07/worl ... s=PM:WORLD


A Christan pastor in Iran has been sentenced to death for allegedly renouncing his Muslim religion and another faces a possible indictment on the same charge of apostasy, according to a prominent activist group working for human rights in Iran.

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old member of the Church of Iran ministry and pastor of an approximately 400-person congregation in the northern city of Rasht, faces death, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

In the southern city of Shiraz, another Christian pastor, Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani, 35, is facing a possible indictment for apostasy.

"This is part of a greater trend of persecution against Christians," said Firouz Sadegh-Khanjani, brother of Behrouz and member of the Church of Iran's Executive Council.

Christians are feeling the heat in other parts of the Muslim world as well.

In Iraq, Christians have been attacked and many have fled their homes for other lands. In Pakistan, a Christian woman faces a death sentence for blasphemy for allegedly defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed.

On September 22, Iran's 11th Circuit Criminal Court of Appeals for the Gilan Province upheld the death sentence and conviction of Nadarkhani for apostasy.

Apostasy is the "act of renouncing one's religion," the human rights group said Tuesday, but it "is not a crime under Iran's Islamic Penal Code. Instead, the presiding judge in Nadarkhani's case rested his opinion on texts by Iranian religious scholars."

"It is the low point of any judicial system to sentence a person to death outside of its own legal framework," said Aaron Rhodes, a spokesman for the campaign.

"To execute someone based on the religion they choose to practice or not practice is the ultimate form of religious discrimination and disregard for the freedom of conscience and belief."

The judgment said Nadarkhani was born to Muslim parents but converted to Christianity when he was age 19 and it said that "during interrogations Nadarkhani made a written confession admitting he left Islam for Christianity."

He said during his trial that his "interrogators pressured him into making the statement," the campaign said.

"I am not an apostate. ... Prior to 19 years old I did not accept any religion," Nadarkhani said at trial, according to the campaign.



No compulsion in Islam indeed! :x

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ThereIs1Adonai wrote:
"No compulsion in Islam indeed! :x

Peace, Shalom

Everything Muslims say about their religion its the Opposite. There is no peace or freedom of choice in Islam..

Islam is a death cult and Muslims and their goverments prove it daily. how long before liberals who make excuses for Muslims and Islam will come around to seeing the truth, There can be no freedom or peace with Muslims.

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I guess Islam doesn't take competition well. Its a direct result of being born into a murderous cult.

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Where is the outcry from the UN etc...???? :x
Ex-Muslims needed to answer my questions: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4519 Serious posts only.

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RichardTheLionheart wrote:Where is the outcry from the UN etc...???? :x

You mean the United Nations for Islam, controlled by Islam, and with an Islamic world agenda?

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