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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, adviser to the social issues committee of the parliament in Iran, told the official Iranian news agency, Mehr, “With regard to the activities of these Christian missionaries to deceive people specially youngsters, they have begun a huge campaign by spending huge sums and false propaganda for deviating the public. These books were made with the best paper in the world in pocket size.”

“The important point in this issue that should be considered by intelligence, judicial and religious agencies,” said Abhari, according to Mohabat News, “is that all religions are strengthening their power to confront Islam, otherwise what does this huge number of Bibles mean?”

Mohabat News also reported that last November, police officers and revolutionary guards seized 300 Bibles from a bus and “in a shameful action, burned them all in the village of Darishk.”

Mohabat News calls itself a team of Farsi-speaking news professionals. “The Lord has placed in our hearts,” they state on their website, a burden “to bring awareness of what is happening in the world to our Farsi-speaking readers in “Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan” – and “to better inform the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ and Christian ministries around the world about the life and the welfare of Christian minorities in these Farsi-speaking countries.”



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Eric

posted May 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm


Some people in the US say how awful Christians are. At least Christians don’t flip out and demand death to people who burn bibles like Muslims do. These Muslims really do want to convert to world to Islam by any means possible. They are essentially trying to bully us into adopting Islam. They can’t do civil things like Christians do with missionaries. I know that it is in the Koran to “kill the infidels” but may be they should realize that you get more flies with honey than vinegar. Muhammad married a six year old girl and slept with her when she was nine. He was a jihadist, terrorist, rapist who never did anything miraculous like Jesus Christ did. He is not a prophet because he performed nothing special.
Everywhere on the globe where you see trouble Islam is at the root of it. Then they play the victim when someone confronts their tyrannical and despotic ways.



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Bertie

posted May 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm


Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee!

You can burn the book, but you will never stamp out Christianity! God’s word endures forever!



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JC

posted May 27, 2012 at 3:18 am


And they call us insane, but its ok for muslins to kill and attack anything they dont believe in. Islam the reglion of peace what a bunch of ^%$&^%$&^%$&. They are the barbarians



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RADDAR

posted May 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm


It does not bother me at all. Satan himself would burn the Bibles, and what do you think we are dealing with here, Mary Poppins. These people are evil, so let them do what they do.



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Alex

posted May 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm


I wonder why they can do it…but if we burn a Koran there is so much trouble….



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Ray Jones

posted May 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm


Islam made a big deal out of a few issues of their Holy Book being burned and the msulims aroud the world complained. Yet see how much attention the burning of bibles gets. What a crock, you should have the right to believe whatever you want too. Not forced by some religious extremists who donot tolerate anything but their beliefs.



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AmShegar

posted May 25, 2012 at 10:38 am


SO THE IRANIANS THINK THAT BY BURNING THE KJ VERISON OF THE BIBLE IS GOING TO UPSET CHRISTIANS BETTER THINK AGAIN. YOU CAN BURN ALL OF THE KJ BIBLES IN THE WORLD AS LONG YOU DO NOT TOUCH MY BIBLES.

BUT IT IS A DIFFERENT STORY WHEN AMERICANS ANNOUNCE BURNING OF THE KORAN . MUSLIMS GO APE WILD,THEY BURN MISPRINTS OF THE AMERICAN FLAG,SHOUT HATE SLOGANS AGAINST AMERICA, ATTACK AMERICAN INTEREST OVERSEAS, KILLING INNOCENT HOMOSAPIEN CIVILIANS BY IDIOTIC MARTYRS. MARTYRS THAT THINK THEY’RE GOING TO HEAVEN, YOU BETTER THINK AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE THEY OUGHT TO LOSEN THOSE TURBANS ON THEIR.

THEY LOST SOULS SWIMMING IN FISHBOWL YEAR AFTER YEAR, BUT WHAT HAVE THEY FOUND SAME OLD THING



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Linda S

posted May 25, 2012 at 9:04 am


So it has been predicted in the HOLY BIBLE… I will allways believe in GOD the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost…Read Revelations folks… this is all foretold! Muslims will allways try to make Christians look wrong and sinful!!!!



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Harriet

posted April 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm


No Christian will retaliate on dis b/cos our God is too strong 2 be fight 4 he can fight 4 himself.



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