Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is scheduled to be executed in Iran as early as Wednesday for converting to Christianity.
Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is scheduled to be put to death in Iran as early as Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after being convicted of apostasy under Iran’s Shariah law. That is, he was a muslim and converted to Christianity and refused to convert back to Islam. The courts demanded he ‘repent’ and he responded that he couldn’t do that.
When asked to “repent” by the Judges, Youcef stated, “Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?” The judges replied, “To the religion of your ancestors, Islam.” To which he replied, “I cannot.”
By the Shariah law of Iran he will be brought to court two more times and ordered to renounce Christianity. If he continues to refuse, he will be executed.
A close personal friend reports on the case on the Jordan Sekulow Show here.