Iranâ€™s government and security apparatus have ratcheted up the pressure on Evangelical pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to convert to Islam or face execution, Fox News reported on Saturday.
David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday the new development is â€śvery troubling.â€ť
There need to be â€śthree attempts to make him convert to Islam before they can kill him,â€ť Parsons said. He cited Shariâ€™a Islamic law as the basis for the threeattempts rule.
Iran â€śis going through the motionsâ€ť and â€śtrying to do it in a very public way for the Muslim world and maybe, in their mind, thinking they can placate the West. It is outrageous,â€ť said Parsons, who is a contributing editor to The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition....