Iran to Execute Christian Pastor for Refusing to Recant His Faith



Youcef Nadarkhani and his family

Update: 10/3: The Iranians are now claiming the Pastor was convicted of rape and extortion though there was nothing like that mentioned in the court ruling. Often, when one is executed, their family is executed as well.

Original Story: Iranian pastor to be executed for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

…Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who maintains he has never been a Muslim as an adult, has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ, the 11th branch of Iran’s Gilan Provincial Court ruled. Iran’s Supreme Court had ordered the trial court to determine whether Nadarkhani had been a Muslim prior to converting to Christianity.

The judges, according to the American Center for Law & Justice, demanded that Nadarkhani, 34, recant his Christian faith before submission of evidence. Though the judgment runs against current Iranian and international laws and is not codified in Iranian penal code, the judge stated that the court must uphold the decision of the 27th Branch of the Supreme Court in Qom…Read more: Fox Nation