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October 24, 2013

The Other Side of the World Is Not So Far Away

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:37 pm

Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record:

“Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.

The four men were sentenced Oct. 6 after being arrested in a house church last December and charged with consuming alcohol in violation of the theocracy’s strict laws, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide. They were among several Christians punished for their faith in a nation where converting from Islam to Christianity can bring the death penalty. According to a new October UN report by Ahmed Shaheed, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, such persecution is common, despite new President Hasan Rouhani’s pledge to be a moderate.”


1 Comment »

  1. But it wasn’t wine… it was blood!

    Comment by Josh — October 28, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

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