As the Christian Post reports, Iranian State-run media is once again engaging in lies to divert attention from their human rights abuses against Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.
One report in particular, released by Iran's state-funded network Press TV, denies the issuing of an execution order. It also references Nadarkhani's Christianity, which Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, deems a "slip" on behalf of the Iranian news network. . . .
According to Sekulow, Iran repeatedly uses this method of backtracking to validate its charges and calm the international community, which has been paying close attention to the pastor's case.
However, as shown by Press TV's Friday report, Iran has tried to change Nadarkhani's charges to be nonreligious, so as to avoid criticism for human rights violations.
In Friday's report, however, Press TV mentions Nadarkhani's Christian affiliation, revealing: "[Nadarkhani] made headlines in the Western media which claimed he has been sentenced to death for apostasy."
"Nevertheless, he has not even named the church where it is claimed he has received a degree authorizing him to perform religious duties and ceremonies in Christianity," the report added.
"That quick diction made it clear that this really is an issue about Christianity," Sekulow, analyzing Press TV's report, told CP. . . .
"We knew that our goal of last week was like it was in September, which was 'get [Iran's] attention, hopefully stall them.' This is a sign of that," Sekulow said.
The ACLJ has obtained the original Iranian supreme court verdict convicting Pastor Youcef to death by hanging for his Christian faith in Farsi and translated into English, Portuguese and Russian. Iran has once again been caught in its lies.
You can read the entire article here.
It’s been all too clear for far too long – President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. But specifically, President Obama’s continued capitulation towards Iran, the world’s largest exporter of terror, makes the world a more dangerous place. The United States recently seized 1,500 AK-47s, 200 RPG...
President Obama has promised the American people since 2013 that he would not introduce U.S. ground forces into Syria. This past week, he broke that promise. The President announced that he has decided to send “ less than 50 ” Special Operations personnel to Syria. To quote the late great American...
Do you have questions about what is happening in Syria, who is fighting whom and what side everyone is on? You’re not alone. As headlines and news stories detail the latest developments in Syria, it’s vitally important that people know the truth of what is going on and what is at stake. The United...
The week of reckoning has arrived. Tomorrow, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate will begin debate on the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In accordance with the terms of the Iranian Review Act, each chamber will consider a Resolution of Disapproval for the deal. A final vote...