London — A Christian couple were flogged in Iran for participating in an “underground Church”, an Iranian Christian group said in a report on its website earlier this week.
The unnamed couple were arrested on September 21, 2005, the report said, adding that a Revolutionary Court reviewed their case in July 2007.
Even though the couple had decided to marry seven years ago, the country’s marriage laws – which prohibit the union of ex-Muslims and members of other religious minorities — prevented them from obtaining a certificate of marriage.
The report said that the woman was born a Christian in an Assyrian-Iranian family and the man was a convert to Christianity prior to getting married.
The court ruled that both the man and the woman were Mortad, a description of someone who has committed apostasy by leaving Islam.
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No word on whether any Qurans were damaged in the explosion.
Afghan suicide bomber kills own family
KABUL, Afghanistan – A mother who tried to stop her son from carrying out a suicide bomb attack triggered an explosion in the family’s home in southern Afghanistan that killed the would-be bomber, his mother and three siblings, police said Monday.
In a second accidental explosion, another would-be bomber died Friday in Paktika province after he identified himself to police and began taking off his bomb vest, Bashary said.
The bomber said he changed his mind and was aborting the suicide mission because he saw people praying in a mosque. But he accidentally triggered a blast as he slipped off the vest that killed only himself, Bashary said.
* His mama said he would never do a thing like that