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Mike da Tigah
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Wife of American Christian pastor and father awaits his possible death sentence



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The specific allegations against him have not been made public, though supporters say his trial is almost certainly related to his conversion from Islam to Christianity in 2000 and his efforts to spread the gospel in Iran over the following years. Mr Abedini, himself, is unaware of the charges against him, according to a letter he recently was able to sneak out of his prison cell. ‘This is the process in my life today: one day I am told I will be freed and allowed to see my kids on Christmas (which was a lie) and the next day I am told I will hang for my faith in Jesus,’ he wrote. ‘One day there are intense pains after beatings in interrogations, the next day they are nice to you and offer you candy.’ Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, which has fought to bring attention to Abedini's plight, told Foxnews.com that he hopes the Obama administration will continue to press Iran on the matter of Mr Abendini’s release. ‘The statement released today is encouraging,’ Mr Sekulow said in reference to Mr Vietor’s words this week. ‘It is our hope that the Secretary of State and the State Department fully engage this issue and call for his immediate release. ‘We urge them to utilize all of their diplomatic resources to secure the freedom of this U.S. citizen who is being persecuted and facing grave danger because of his religious beliefs.’



I read elsewhere that there was a hearing in which neither he nor his court appointed lawyer he just recently met were not allowed to even attend.








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Lsut81
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frick that side of the world... Exactly what is wrong with Religion





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I have distilled it to this:

The theocratic state over there is going to use violence and intimidation against all who threaten its pow-wah.

They obviously view those who have a different point of view from them as a threat.






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Mike da Tigah
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It's unreal. These people are stuck in first century civilization. The only thing missing really is an amphitheater with lions. I guess they're a little further past that, but not by much.





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Mike da Tigah
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Another article from ACLJ.

Saeed's family told American pastor is in different ward in Iran's Evin Prison

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It's been five days since American Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith, disappeared inside an Iranian prison - his whereabouts unknown. On Monday, he and his attorney were able to participate in Day One of his trial before one of Iran's 'hanging judges.' Since then Pastor Saeed and his attorney have been barred from taking part in further proceedings. Then, on Thursday, concern began to grow after Iranian guards turned away Saeed’s family when they attempted to visit him in Evin Prison. They were told Saeed was not there.



I have a sneaking suspicion he's been tortured pretty badly.








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mtntiger
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Exactly what is wrong with Religion


Please don't lump all religions in with that bunch of Dark Ages morons.






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I have a hunch that this has a lot more to do with his nationality than his religion.





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Mike da Tigah
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I have a hunch that this has a lot more to do with his nationality than his religion.


He's Persian. I don't understand what you mean.




Btw... Update....


Iran Mocks Justice - Convicts and Sentences Saeed to 8 years in Evin Prison






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gatorhata9
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Exactly what is wrong with Religion


Religion isn't the problem. It's the extremist radicals that do crazy stuff like this. These type stories just so happen to be frequent over in the Middle East.






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Swampcat
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frick that side of the world... Exactly what is wrong with Islam

I fixed it for you.
How many people do you hear are getting their heads cut off or being sentenced to death by Christians who convert to Islam?






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How many people do you hear are getting their heads cut off or being sentenced to death by Christians who convert to Islam?

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Not many today, turn back the clock 500 years and the answer was MANY MANY MANY. Ever heard of the inquisition? Witch hunts?






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CITWTT
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He carries two passports, one from the US as he is a naturlized citizen.





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Swampcat
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That was the wonderful Catholic church that murdered millions, that's why c.c. = Islam...the cc did not represent the thousands that left that false church( corporation , not really a church) especially during the reformation period. Thousands gave their lives in opposition to the papacy, doubt see thousands giving their lives to protest the vicious murders and torture campaigns of the Islamic corporation. Where r the leaders of the Islamic faith?





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Lsut81
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How many people do you hear are getting their heads cut off or being sentenced to death by Christians who convert to Islam?


Do you really want to go back through the history of Christianity and go through all the atrocities that were done in the name of religion






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Cajun Tigah
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So, you are going to lump the actions of the Catholic Church 500 years ago on all Christians throughout time. Good argument!





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Swampcat
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Do you really want to go back through the history of Christianity and go through all the atrocities that were done in the name of religion


Yes! Becuz so many people especiaaly Cath. Do not know the history of the papacy. If they REALLY knew the truth most would run away from catholism as fast as they could. Of course many would remain no matter the evidence, just like in the Islamic faith. The truth will set u free. No church, no faith, no person is free from sin, but what the CC did is reprehensible.






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Mike da Tigah
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Do you really want to go back through the history of Christianity and go through all the atrocities that were done in the name of religion



I think there needs to be a clear distinction between man, his religious offices and sects, and faith, or that which is clearly written and the well established tenants of that faith, tenants that man has repeatedly manipulated and used to lead people astray for as long as there has beef faith.

Properly understood, faith and religion are not intertwined, and only joined when they both line up with one another. Christ Himself spoke of those who would deceive in the very elect if that were even possible, and history is full of those who professed Christ and claimed to speak for Him and represent Him, yet didn't in deed. As Christ said, you will know them by their fruits. If the people were truly in relationship with Christ and in tune with His spirit, they would not have been so easily led down those paths clearly not in line with Christ.






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and where is the Best Sec. of State, whne she's needed





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As Christ said, you will know them by their fruits. If the people were truly in relationship with Christ and in tune with His spirit, they would not have been so easily led down those paths clearly not in line with Christ.


Mike, r u talking about the papacy, or catholics during that time or the Christians who broke away from the c.c.?






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gatorhata9
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Not many today, turn back the clock 500 years and the answer was MANY MANY MANY. Ever heard of the inquisition? Witch hunts?


Exactly 500 years ago. This shite is happening in Islam in 2013. Thanks for proving my point.






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