Man to be executed by Iranian government for choosing to leave Islam

Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces execution anytime from Thursday onwards after refusing to renounce his faith.

“Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht, Iran. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court. If he does not recant his Christian faith, he could be executed at any time (on or after Thursday, September 29).

The 11th branch of Iran’s Gilan Provincial Court has determined that Nadarkhani has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ.

When asked to “repent” by the judges, Yousef stated, “Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?” The judges replied, “To the religion of your ancestors, Islam.” To which he replied, “I cannot.”

If you want to do something about this, here is a quick way to send an email to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

http://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/TakeAction.asp?id=405

In the eyes of Islam, if your father is a Muslim, you are a Muslim. Forever. Or, you are an apostate to be killed.

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