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Iran’s mad imams should be given nukes?

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With the Iranian army practicing mock missile strikes on U.S. bases in Afghanistan, China only begrudgingly joining the European Union’s sanctions against Tehran, and the Israeli air force calculating firing solutions on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the headline in Foreign Affairs […]

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Is religion to blame for the world’s violence?

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Just a few days ago, a car loaded with explosives attempted to get access to the First Evangelical Church Winning All in Kaduna, Nigeria. However, the suicide bomber’s car with a military uniform folded on the back seat was turned away at […]

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Is Iran about to drag us into Armageddon?

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Should we be worried that Iran is about to tip the entire world into World War III?  Are some folks reading far too much into all of today’s saber-rattling? Are they drawing wild conclusions from popular interpretations of Bible prophecy […]

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Iran official says illegal churches harm youth

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As the anniversary of Iran’s 2010 Christmas raids on Christian homes and house-based churches approaches, Iran’s minister of intelligence has announced that underground Evangelical churches pose a serious threat to the nation’s youth. Meanwhile a senior Iranian religious official said […]

Conflicting reports swirl as Iranian Christian pastor condemned to death awaits verdict

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Has the Iranian Supreme Court annulled  Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s controversial death sentence? Apparently not. On October 11, Mohabat News, the Iranian Christian news agency announced on its website that the high court had found “defects” in Nadarkhani’s case requiring his case to be returned to […]

Christian pastor condemned to death awaits Ayatollah’s decision

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The fate of Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian pastor condemned to death for refusing to convert to Islam, awaits a decision by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Nadarkhani was first arrested in 2009 and then sentenced to death in 2010. The case […]

Decision on Iranian pastor’s execution now up to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

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The final verdict for condemned Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is now in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, according to the French news agency Agence France-Presse. “The ayatollah has ultimate authority in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” […]

Muslim expert: Let the pastor go free!

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“Here we go again: an Iranian Pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, faces execution if he does not recant his conversion to Christianity,” writes Beliefnet’s Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa. “Last year, Mr. Nadarkhani was found guilty of “apostasy” last year, which was upheld […]

Exiled Christian Iranians receive death threats

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Eleven Iranian Christians who fled their homeland for fear of the government have received threatening emails calling on them to renounce Christianity and return to Shi’ite Islam — or be killed. The emails were from “the unknown soldiers of the […]

Muslim leader: Iran’s death penalty for Christian pastor violates treaties, Koran

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Editor’s Note: With its plans to execute Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim government is violating not only international treaties, but the very teachings of the Prophet Mohammed, says an American Muslim leader, Harris Zafar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim […]

Now that he’s out of Iran, synagogue dares to reveal hiker Josh Fattal is one of their own

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When hiker Josh Fattal was finally released after being held for two years in Iran, his friends and family — and particularly his synagogue — could finally reveal a secret kept under wraps even by the news media. Iran — an Islamic […]

Washington Post: Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Faces Potential Execution Today

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From Jordan Sekulow’s blog Religious Right Now at The Washington Post’s “On Faith”: Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and executionsentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Youcef will be […]

Mattingly: A doomed Iranian pastor [Yawn!]

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Why doesn’t the press care that Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces execution for refusing to deny Jesus Christ? The former Muslim turned Christian preacher in Iran has twice refused to recant his Christian faith during two court hearings held in Rasht, Gilan Province, […]

Iran will release U.S. hikers as Ahmadinejad prepares to speak at UN

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Two American hikers imprisoned in Iran for more than two years are about to be released as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares for his annual trip to the United Nations. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested and convicted of […]

Suicide skyrockets in Iran, government “seems intent on crushing any sign of happiness”

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Ahmad Shaja’i, the country’s chief of forensic medicine, has told the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) that suicides increased nearly 5 percent since last year, with 952 Iranians taking their lives during the first quarter of the Iranian year, which […]

Iran attempts to shut down Iranian Christian News website

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The Iranian National Security Ministry is targeting Farsi-language websites which do not adhere to strict Shi’ite Muslim theology. Among those hit in cyber-attacks is Mohabat News, which serves Persian Christians in Iran and surrounding countries. “The most recent attack took place […]

Iran’s morality police warn kindergartners to stop dancing

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Iran’s morality police have a new target: dancing kindergartners. Ahmad Esfandiari, the head of the state’s Welfare Department, has issued a stern warning in the news media, notifying Iranian kindergartens that any programs which continue to teach five-year-olds how to dance […]

Iranians seize 6,500 Bibles, burn 300, claim they are protecting youth

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Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles. A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries who “are trying to deviate our youth.” Dr. Majid Abhari, […]

DEBKAfile: Iran pressing ahead with A-bomb plans

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The Israeli intelligence site DEBKAfile reports that its intelligence sources say Iran is pressing ahead with its nuclear weapons ambitions. DEBKAfile also reports: Tthe Stuxnet malworm which played havoc with Iran’s nuclear program for eleven months was not purged after […]

Washington Post: Iran’s Ahmadinejad, clerics fight over length of women’s veils

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Every summer, Iranian police get tough on women who violate the country’s strict Islamic dress code by adjusting their veils and long coats to try to cope with the rising temperatures. But this year, amid the annual crackdown, the issue […]

Jewish group calls for Iran to be barred from Olympics for boycotting Israeli athletes

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The World Jewish Congress says Iran should be barred from taking part in the Olympics and other international sporting events until its athletes stop boycotting their Israeli counterparts. The congress called the Iranian behavior “unsportsmanlike and smacks of anti-Semitism.” “Iranian swimmer Mohammed […]

Washington Post: Iran about to execute Christian pastor

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By Jordan Sekulow As the debt ceiling debate, Casey Anthony acquittal, unrest in Syria, and fight to topple Qaddafi in Libya monopolize the news cycle, Iran is quietly implementing its radical Islamist agenda. In just the last two weeks, Iran […]

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian pastor’s death sentence perhaps overturned, but still required to renounce Jesus

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Iran’s secretive supreme court has reportedly overturned a death sentence handed down to an evangelical pastor for leaving Islam, surprising trial observers who were earlier informed about an execution ruling. However concerns remained Monday, July 4, about the future of 33-year-old Yousef […]

Iran Supreme Court to Christian convert: Return to Islam or die

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Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence of a Christian pastor for leaving Islam. He was reported to have been given a choice on Saturday, July 2, to repudiate his faith in Christ or be executed. Yousef Nadarkhani, 33, had appealed to the […]

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posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

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posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »

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