Pastor imprisoned in Iran faces death for 'spreading corruption on Earth'

Fox News calls offense described in Qur’an a “bizarre new charge”

An Iranian Christian pastor already imprisoned for his faith now faces the death penalty after being hit with a bizarre new charge called “spreading corruption on Earth.”

Not ‘bizarre’ at all. That’s straight out of the Koran:

The Qur’an lays out a variety of penalties for the vague crime of “spreading corruption in the land”:

Qur’an 5:33—The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.

“The charges leveled against Pastor Irani and other Christians are tantamount to an indictment of Christianity itself and mark a renewed escalation in Iran’s campaign against Persian Christians under the Rouhani presidency,  said Mervyn Thomas,  Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

pastor-Behnam-jailed-for-his-faith-300x200Iran: Pastor Behnam Irani Faces Death Sentence for “Spreading Corruption on Earth”

Clearly, spreading a non-Islamic religion qualifies as “spreading corruption,” so it’s no surprise that Iranian pastor Behnam Irani faces death for preaching Christianity.

Of course, politicians and the media, who constantly tell us that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, won’t bother to tell the Iranian government that it’s somehow misunderstanding Muhammad’s teachings. (Answering Muslims)