Brutal ISIS militants are issuing death threats against American Pastor Saeed Abedini from within the Iranian prison.
The same barbaric jihadists that are perpetrating mass genocide against Christians in Iraq are now targeting Pastor Saeed because he is a Christian and an American.
ISIS militants imprisoned in the same ward of Rajai Shahr prison as Pastor Saeed have communicated through other prisoners that they will kill him because of his Christian faith.
Pastor Saeed told family members this week that he fears for his life after these terrorists said they would murder him.
Though the ISIS terrorists are held in a separate section of the prison ward, they have on several occasions made their way by Pastor Saeed’s section on their way back from the prison yard, forcing Pastor Saeed to hide.
Pastor Saeed could also come face-to-face with these violent terrorists in the prison yard during the prisoners’ one-hour exercise period outdoors. Pastor Saeed has been forced to remain in his cell and refuse to use his allotted time in the prison yard.
Not only have ISIS militants from Iraq made these new death threats against Pastor Saeed, al Qaeda terrorists imprisoned there have also threatened his life.
On past occasions, al Qaeda members have attempted to attack Pastor Saeed in the prison yard, saved only by other prisoners from his section who placed themselves between Pastor Saeed and the extremists.
The ISIS threats against Pastor Saeed are extremely dangerous. ISIS is a brutally violent offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq, proving themselves far more violent than even al Qaeda itself. ISIS is terrorizing and massacring Christians throughout Iraq and Syria. Killing Pastor Saeed within Iran, which has publicly opposed ISIS, would provide a monumental victory for these murderous terrorists.
Pastor Saeed’s life is grave danger.
He is now essentially a prisoner within his own prison cell.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry must take immediate action to ensure that Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – is protected and brought safely home without delay.
Iran, too, must ensure the safety of Pastor Saeed who it has wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison for his Christian faith – subjecting him now to intense death threats from terrorists. Now is the time to release this man, who has done nothing wrong, and allow him to return to the loving arms of his wife and children here in America.
September 26th will mark two years since the 34-year-old Pastor Saeed was imprisoned. On that day, thousands across the globe will participate in worldwide prayer vigils in hundreds of cities. Learn more about these prayer vigils here.
But Pastor Saeed needs your prayer and your voice today. As we continue aggressively fighting for his release, join hundreds of thousands worldwide in calling for his freedom. Sign the petition for Pastor Saeed’s freedom at BeHeardProject.com.
As Pastor Saeed’s daughter Rebekka asked in a recent video she and her brother made asking President Obama to bring their father home, “Why does our daddy need to be in prison for loving Jesus?”
He doesn’t deserve this. His family doesn’t deserve this. But now his life is in extreme danger. It’s time to bring him home.
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