Well, we know how ISIS feels about Christians and apparently the mad mullahs and ayatollahs in Iran don’t want to be upstaged.
According to Fox News, “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.” Supporters fear the worst for Pastor Behnam Irani, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2011 for his Christian activities, including leading a 300-member evangelical congregation in Karaj, a city less than 15 miles outside the capital, Tehran. He is now being held in solitary confinement and suffering numerous health problems, including internal bleeding, according to advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).”
Iran still holds American Christian pastor, Saeed Abedini, in prison and it seems the Obama administration cares little. We’ve witnessed once again the true colors of Islam in the case of Meriam Ibrahim and her travails in Sudan. Thanks be to God that international pressure and awareness forced the Sudanese to release her and she is now safe here in America with her husband and children.
Now, I want you all — especially the cultural jihad apologists — to ponder what if the United States brought charges of “spreading corruption on earth” against a Muslim Imam who had been delivering messages in mosques to radicalize Americans? Y’all know that the Council for Islamic Relations would scream from the rafters and the ACLU would take the case and state that the Imam’s first amendment rights were violated. Why? Because we operate under a system of political correctness and cultural-religious relativism.
CNS News says “CSW Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas told the website BosNewsLife.com that his group is “deeply concerned by the new charges against Pastor Irani” especially the charge of spreading corruption on Earth.” “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,” Thomas said in a statement.”
Ah yes, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, the fella we were all told was a moderate and nowhere near as radical as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Well, that’s far from the truth.
As CNS says, “Rouhani has presided over a brutal crackdown on Iran’s Christian community. Rouhani and the religious mullahs he answers to have been particularly concerned about the spread of Christianity and conversion into its Muslim population. “There are a lot of people who are disgruntled with the government and many for comfort and peace in their lives are turning to Christianity,” Jason DeMars, founder of Present Truth Ministries, which sponsors Christian churches and outreach in the Middle East, told FoxNews.com. “That’s a threat to the regime.”
Yes, that so very gentle “religion of peace,” the charmed favorite of the “coexist” crowd has once again shown us exactly what its concept of coexistence means. And remember that no infidel, or kafir, is allowed to enter the cities of Mecca or Medina — not that I was considering a vacation there.
But imagine the precedence of labeling Christianity as spreading corruption on earth would mean. Of course all it would take is for some hardcore Islamic jurist to hand down a decision, and viola, the deviant acolytes of Allah have religious justification to eradicate Christianity. All the while we sit around and fear speaking out against Islam and its history of violence — as ISIS is reminding the world. Well, not all of us are afraid.
Never forget that in Islam, the punishment for apostasy, or turning from Islam, is death. And somehow we in the West grant this theocratic-political totalitarian ideology a position of equality and some speak of it as a “great religion.” I will not, and never will until Islam undergoes a reformation to bring it into compliance with the modern world where individual freedoms are respected.
And folks, just take a gander at the comments, which will no doubt appear below, from the cultural jihadist apologists and relativists who will strain to denigrate the Christian faith and make statements such as “all religions are bad.” Go ahead. Make my day.