A rumor surfaced on the internet this afternoon that Youcef Nadarkhani had been executed, but the report appears at this time to be unsubstantiated. Nonetheless, Nadarkhani remains in grave danger. “Berlin fears imminent execution of Iranian pastor,” fromÂ Agence France-Presse, March 4:
Earlier this morning we Â were alerted to this:
Iran: Mullah’s Murder Christian Pastor for Being Christian
So far the story has not been reported by any of the major news outlets. Its only reported by a blog called Blue Star Chronicles.Â (seems to be a canard)
Youcef NadarkhaniÂ has been executed in Iran. He is the Christian pastor who has been imprisoned and found guilty by the courts in Iran of being a Christian. Now he’s been executed in spite of international appeals to spare his life. He was hanged today. Â (BlueStarChronicles)
Youcef Nadarkhani was arrested inÂ 2009Â for being a Christian in a muslim country â€“ specifically Iran. The 34-year-old father and husband was charged with refusing to convert to Islam. He was given the opportunity to renounce his Christian religion and refused, resulting is his condemnation and sentence to death by hanging.
There is breaking news that he has been put to death by hanging because of his refusal to renounce his Christian religion and acceptance of islam.
Scaramouche:Â Talk about trying to insert some excitement into a foregone conclusion.
Only Words (Family Security Matters)
“This is a world in which nobody asks the Islamic Conference, a grouping of the 56 Islamic countries, to issue an apology when Christians are attacked and churches are burned in Egypt or in Pakistan.”
Â Islamabad (AsiaNews) – Pakistani Christians, but also Muslims, Hindus and other minorities are appealing to Pope Benedict XVI to make “Shahbaz Bhatti, a martyr of theÂ Church“.