Iran‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúvery troubling.‚ÄĚ
There need to be ‚Äúthree attempts to make him convert to Islam before they can kill him,‚ÄĚ Parsons said. He cited Shari‚Äôa Islamic law as the basis for the threeattempts rule.
Iran ‚Äúis going through the motions‚ÄĚ and ‚Äútrying 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,‚ÄĚ said Parsons, who is a contributing editor to The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition. ...