Tagged with islam

Youcef Nadarkhani – trial date

Iran has set a trial date for Youcef Nadarkhani, the Christian pastor I’ve written about previously here. He has spent more than a thousand days in prison on bogus charges of apostasy. Apostasy is, amazingly, a victimless crime subject to capital punishment. But that’s beside the point, because he’s not guilty. Imagine withstanding three years … Continue reading »

Youcef Nadarkhani Update

I’ve written before about Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian whose life is in jeopardy because of a (apparently fictitious) charge of apostasy. In Iran, it is a capital crime for a Muslim to have a change of heart about their faith. (Really!) Which in any event is not the case with Nadarkhani, who was never … Continue reading »

A Catholic Martyr

I was vaguely aware that Pope Benedict XVI recently visited Cyprus, but I missed this story about the martyrdom of Luigi Padovese, on June 3 of this year.