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Youcef Nadarkhani – trial date

July 9th, 2012 No comments

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 in an Iranian prison, and never caving in and signing a confession or recanting his faith. Keep praying for Youcef.

Youcef Nadarkhani Update

May 4th, 2012 No comments

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 a Muslim.

Anyway, Nadarkhani is still in prison, with an execution order hanging over him. But now his lawyer is being persecuted as well. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, the lawyer, who has represented several dissidents, has been sentenced to nine years in jail:

“I have been convicted of acting against the national security, spreading propaganda against the regime and keeping banned books at home,” Dadkhah told the Guardian from Tehran.

The next time someone tells how bad Christians were during the Crusades or Inquisition, fine. Tell them you’re sorry. Then ask them how they feel about religions that are still doing those things today.

A Catholic Martyr

June 12th, 2010 No comments

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. Read more…

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Atheist Recommends Christians Convert Muslims?

June 12th, 2010 No comments

MacLeans has an interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who was raised as a Muslim but who has become an atheist. In the article, she said Christians should proselytize Muslims, at least in the West: Read more…

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