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Iran: faced with death sentence, Christian convert refuses to revert to Islam

September 27, 2011

An Iranian Protestant pastor, sentenced to death in 2010 for apostasy, has refused to convert back to Islam during two court hearings. The Supreme Court of Iran has ruled that if Yousef Nadarkhani renounces Christianity and returns to Islam, his death sentence will be declared null.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2011 9:12 PM ET USA

    Iranian Protestant pastor, sentenced to death in 2010 for apostasy, has refused to convert back to Islam during two court hearings. MORE OF PEACE LOVING ISLAM - MAY OUR LORD'S KINDNESS CONVERT THEM TO THE REAL FAITH.

  • Posted by: rpp - Sep. 27, 2011 7:13 PM ET USA

    May God preserve him. I will be praying for him.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Sep. 27, 2011 4:41 PM ET USA

    What a beautiful example to us all!

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Sep. 27, 2011 7:52 AM ET USA

    The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church...may Our Lord help him persevere until death.