Iranian Authorities Pressuring Jailed Christian Pastor to Convert to Islam, Sources Say
Government officials in Iran are trying to convince a jailed pastor to return to Islam as he waits for the nation‚Äôs supreme leader to decide whether he should be executed for converting to Christianity, sources close to the case told FoxNews.com.
Iran‚Äôs secret service officials recently approached 34-year-old pastor Youcef Nadarkhani at his prison site in Rasht and presented him with a book on Islamic literature, telling him they would be back to discuss the material and hear his opinion, the sources said.
FoxNews.com obtained a digital copy of the book given to Nadarkhani, a 300-page compilation entitled "Beshaarat-eh Ahdein," meaning ‚ÄúMessage of the Two Eras,‚ÄĚ referring to the New and Old Testaments. Through various narratives, the book claims Christianity is a fabrication and attempts to establish the superiority of Islam....
The question I have is, just how horrible is a religion? In this case Islam, when individuals of that religion have to torture, imprison, threated with death, etc, in an attempt to get people to convert or convert back to that religion (Islam)??? That was something Jesus never did, he gave us a choice. I've heard it said about the Bible, free choice is God's greatest gift to humanity, not so in Islam.