Oh but don’t worry, this must all be a fabrication, because we all know that Islam allows for people to freely choose their religions. If you’re a person of faith, your prayers should be said on behalf of this courageous man. KGS
Execution Looms for Iranian Pastor Who Refuses to Renounce His Christian Faith
Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy. (Photo: ACLJ)
(CNSNews.com) – An Iranian pastor who refuses to renounce his Christian faith could be hanged as soon as Wednesday, after a trial court ruling this week upheld his death sentence for “apostasy.”
Religious freedom advocates are calling urgently for governments to take up the case of Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old evangelical first sentenced to death late last year. If the sentence is carried out he will be the first Iranian Christian known to have been executed for his faith in 21 years.
Nadarkhani embraced Christianity at the age of 19, and since his Supreme Court appeal last June, proceedings focused on the question of whether he was a practicing Muslim at the time.