posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:10 PM
Seems to me I have not heard of any Christians doing this sort of thing since the Spaniards in the new world.
Isn't Islam such a peaceful religion! Either convert or o to jail or maybe even death......wow what love and freedom.
But China is no different in this regard but Christians are not being persecuted today in the US, just everywhere else I guess.
Iran imprisons Christian pastor Convicted of not declaring conversion from Islam
A U.S. human-rights group is protesting Iran's imprisonment of an Iranian pastor and former army colonel convicted of not declaring his conversion
from Islam to Christianity before he was promoted to the rank of officer.
A Tehran military court sentenced Hamid Pourmand, 47, to three years in jail Thursday, the maximum penalty, according to a report from the U.S.-based
Christian news service Compass Direct.
The Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House in Washington has called on the Iranian government to immediately release him.
"This is a shocking travesty of justice, even by Iran's meager standards," said the center's director, Nina Shea. "Hamid Pourmand is serving hard
prison time for peacefully exercising his right to free conscience under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."