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We demand the immediate release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. If the Pastor is executed, then Dr. Terry Jones along with Stand Up America Now will call for an International Burning of Korans and images of Muhammad.
Again, another example of the radical element of Islam, and its unbelievable violations of human rights, and freedom of speech. Even the actual thought that someone could possibly be executed, imprisoned, just simply because of what he believes is totally barbaric.
This is another sign that we, as a nation, as individuals must stand up. We must speak out against this type of injustice.
Let us join together. Please contact us here at Dove World Outreach Center, contact us here at Stand Up America Now, let us join together with many different news agencies, Christian organizations, other First Amendment organizations, with people who are concerned about human rights around the world.
Let us join together and stop this hideous action of Islam.
– Dr Terry Jones
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- Iran court convicts Christian pastor convert to death
- Respect it! Under the Sharia Iran sentences Christian pastor who converted from Islam to death for apostasy
Uploaded by SDAMatt2a on Feb 22, 2012
A trial court in Iran has issued its final verdict, ordering a Christian pastor to be put to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, according to sources close to the pastor and his legal team.
Supporters fear Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two who was arrested over two years ago on charges of apostasy, may now be executed at any time without prior warning, as death sentences in Iran may be carried out immediately or dragged out for years.
It is unclear whether Nadarkhani can appeal the execution order.
“The world needs to stand up and say that a man cannot be put to death because of his faith,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
“This one case is not just about one execution. We have been able to expose the system instead of just letting one man disappear, like so many other Christians have in the past.”
It is also feared that Nadarkhani will be executed in retaliation as Iran endures crippling sanctions and international pressure in response to its nuclear agenda and rogue rhetoric. The number of executions in Iran has increased significantly in the last month.
“This is defiance,” Sekulow said. “They want to say they will carry out what they say they will do.”
The order to execute Nadarkhani came only days after lawmakers in Congress supported a resolution sponsored by Pennsylvania Rep. Joseph Pitts denouncing the apostasy charge and calling for his immediate release.
“Iran has become more isolated because of their drive for nuclear weapons, and the fundamentalist government has stepped up persecution of religious minorities to deflect criticism,” Pitts, a Republican, told FoxNews.com. “The persecuted are their own citizens, whose only crime is practicing their faith.”