FoxNews--Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, an American imprisoned in Iran on charges of evangelizing, was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison.
According to the American Center for Law and Justice, Abedini was verbally sentenced in Tehran by Judge Pir-Abassi, known as the “hanging judge,” to eight years in prison for threatening the national security of Iran through his leadership in Christian house churches. He will serve the time in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, known as one of the most brutal.
The evidence, the ACLJ reports, was based on Abedini’s activities primarily during the early 2000s, when house churches were not considered a threat in Iran. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Iran Sentences Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini to Eight Years in Prison for Evangelism
Pastor Saeed Abedini is in prison for starting house churches in Iran several years ago. We see the results of Sharia every day. Yet if we say, "Such laws must never be enforced in the West," we are immediately labeled racist, Islamophobic, hate-mongering bigots. Is Pastor Abedini a "racist" for thinking that Sharia is a threat to his rights and safety?