And yet the cry of Islamofauxbia is heard around the world as Christians, Jews and other religious groups are being oppressed and murdered in every corner of the globe by Muslim fundamentalists (practitioners of basic Islam 101).
Iran imprisons pastor on Christmas Day
The pastor was previously jailed for 3 years for practicing Christianity, rejecting compulsory Islamic education for his kids.
BERLIN – Iran’s government again arrested Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, on Tuesday, and incarcerated him at Lakan Prison in Rasht.
Nadarkhani had served nearly three years in prison for practicing Christianity and rejecting the compulsory Islamic education for his two young children.
Fox News’ Iran expert Lisa Daftari reported on Nadarkhani’s arrest based on Persian-language press reports. The pastor converted from Islam to Christianity as a teenager.
“Once again there is religious insecurity,” Dr. Richard Landes, an associate professor of history who is also the director and co-founder of the Center of Millennial Studies at Boston University, told The Jerusalem Post from Prague via phone.
This form of radical Islam “cannot possibly tolerate other people’s religions,” he continued.
“Talk about the Grinch at Christmas,” he added, pointing out that the arrest came on the Christian holiday.
Landes, who spoke earlier this year at a CAMERA event on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, said that the Arabs kicked out the “Saturday people [i.e. Jews] in 1948 from Muslim-majority countries in the region and are now kicking out the Sunday people [Christians].”
He described the persecution of Christians as “catastrophic for the world and the Middle East.”