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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by emeraldtopaz(f): 2:53pm On Jan 29, 2013
Religion of peace indeed,in d area where I live in d south they disturb with their so called prayers all d time n nobody harasses them y should they arrest him?if its indeed a religion of peace,they won't arrest him rather they will deport him back to his country.have they ever considered the fact that not all citizens want to b muslims but are too afraid for their lives to do otherwise!!

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by brownlord: 2:53pm On Jan 29, 2013
Chei, islam, na wah for this group of animals called muslims

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by ceejay80s(m): 2:54pm On Jan 29, 2013
Judolisco: iran has been shouting about muslim persecution in burma now they are keeping someone in jail for what dis is simply not acceptable islam is nt a religion they ar terrorist
oga must u quote the long story again? Why una dey waste internet page?

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Dreal1247: 3:01pm On Jan 29, 2013
D God of Paul & Silas is stil alive. Let d xtians raise altars of prayer 4 God 2 use dis opotnty 2 save d unsaved in Iran.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Gombs(m): 3:06pm On Jan 29, 2013
If to say vatican city or australia arrest one aboki cos of evangelism(which dey dnt do,or worse still,by violence ie jihad), dose abokis for north go start dey stab pple dey shout "Allahu Akbar"

And Iran just did dis cos d guy na semi american.
#Ndi Ara

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by LagosShia: 3:07pm On Jan 29, 2013
What does a christian living in america (even though iranian american) have to do with going all the way to iran on a mission he knows is illegal? Missionary work in iran is illegal.many of these evangelical pastors have been exposed of bribing the poor iranian youths especially with promise of US visa/citizenship upon converting to christianity.the iranian system of governance is built upon Islam.attempting to preach is viewed as a treasonable offense because it works against the regime or the system of things.this is viewed with high suspicion as part of america's war on iran for regime change.at a point in america being a communist is against the law and a criminal offense.likewise,even in nigeria you can't preach communism or advocate beliefs contrary to the system.you can't aim at regime change and think you'd be taken lightly.

People should know this incident is more political.it has nothing to do with Islam Vs Christianity or Muslims Vs Christians.indigenous iranian christians who have existed centuries in iran are given their place and due rights to survive as a community,without been offended in terms of existence.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by ParisLove1: 3:07pm On Jan 29, 2013
Who would have thought
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by tmd01: 3:10pm On Jan 29, 2013
Funjay:

You obviously didnt read the report well and u have not been following the story.

This guys is Iranian American. Born and bred in Iran but converted to Islam later in his life. Met an American citizen who was on a working visit to Iran, they fell in love and he married her. He became an American citizen by marriage but still visits his family regularly in Iran. Whenever he visits Iran, he does not hide his faith involving regularly in evangelism and charity works, it should be noted that the house fellowship/eveangelism he was involved in then was not a threat until receddntly.
He was arrested the last time he was in Iran and has been detained since and his wife threatened not to come to visit him in Iran or risk been arrested.

besides,he claimed to have been back in order to establish an orphanage,could be mere misunderstanding from the gathering of his Christian friends and business partners or some person is not happy about it and changes the story with of course evidence of the gatherings. GOD HELP HIM sad
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by ParisLove1: 3:10pm On Jan 29, 2013
LagosShia: What does a christian living in america (even though iranian american) have to do with going all the way to iran on a mission he knows is illegal? Missionary work in iran is illegal.many of these evangelical pastors have been exposed of bribing the poor iranian youths especially with promise of US visa/citizenship upon converting to christianity.the iranian system of governance is built upon Islam.attempting to preach is viewed as a treasonable offense because it works against the regime or the system of things.this is viewed with high suspicion as part of america's war on iran for regime change.at a point in america being a communist is against the law and a criminal offense.likewise,even in nigeria you can't preach communism or advocate beliefs contrary to the system.you can't aim at regime change and think you'd be taken lightly.

People should know this incident is more political.it has nothing to do with Islam Vs Christianity or Muslims Vs Christians.indigenous iranian christians who have existed centuries in iran are given their place and due rights to survive as a community,without been offended in terms of existence.
When it suits you quote 'there's no compulsion in religion and when it doesn't it flies out of window.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by andyanders: 3:11pm On Jan 29, 2013
His creator is watching over him and he will be in peace with God and not with man.If he went to jail for Christ, he is already celebrated in heaven. God is watching over him and his family.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by ezedolar: 3:12pm On Jan 29, 2013
Area_boy: ok oh!!
U must be a local fool to have say such a thing
That law in Iran has been there since forever. Why did he break the law? He flew all the way from America to Iran to break their well established law. Are there no more Americans that need to hear the "word"

People dip their hands in fire and cry fowl.. abeg undecided
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by meetgaya: 3:19pm On Jan 29, 2013
Area_boy: ok oh!!

That law in Iran has been there since forever. Why did he break the law? He flew all the way from America to Iran to break their well established law. Are there no more Americans that need to hear the "word"

People dip their hands in fire and cry fowl.. abeg undecided
God's law is supreme above iran's law. God ordered him preached to the whole world including iran that has dead religion. he has break any law he only obeyed God's word. he is being persecuted for Christ's sake.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by shanktang(m): 3:25pm On Jan 29, 2013
saxywale: Naija pastors especially the jet riding ones need to relocate to Iran and show them what aggressive gospel is all about. angry

e no dey possible life too sweet
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by gentlegg(m): 3:33pm On Jan 29, 2013
If you like call me names, sorry i can't help it but say the raw truth; Islam is one of the greatest misfortune in this world. If am Obama, I will eradicate this 'peaceful' religion from this planet or send them to planet Mars.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by LagosShia: 3:35pm On Jan 29, 2013
Paris_Love: When it suits you quote 'there's no compulsion in religion and when it doesn't it flies out of window.

Madam,breaking a law while the person is well aware of the law is have nothing to do with your freedom to believe or disbelieve.freedom to believe or disbelieve is a god given gift entrenched in the mind.faith is in the heart naturally.so if I as a muslim decide to start worshipping a stone,and call it my god,then that belief is in me.in a similar sense,if you're born christian,I have no right as muslim to persecute or oppress you based on your religious identity.islam says so: "let those who will believe and let those who will disbelieve".this is religion.

However prohibiting preaching or christian missionary bribery and enticements is a political decision.this isn't the first time americans have been caught in iran for an illegal act.last,it was the american hikers who entered iran illegally and said they are "tourists";while they were viewed as CIA spies.why can't america just leave iran alone? Is that hard to do?

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:36pm On Jan 29, 2013
Islam!

Yet our people are so blind that Islam is a forceful and violent religion.
Whenever Islam is in charge, non Moslems are nothing but slaves.
They want to enslave us in Nigeria.

Solution, let them have their own republic of the Jihardists

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by maclatunji: 3:39pm On Jan 29, 2013
Paris_Love: When it suits you quote 'there's no compulsion in religion and when it doesn't it flies out of window.

But I did not read that he was charged for being a Christian. He was charged for preaching- this guy knew the rules before breaking them. You do the crime, you do the time. Polygamy is illegal in America, that limits the religious freedom of some Muslims living there.

Oya, start comparing and contrasting.

Warning: No fighting or insults.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:40pm On Jan 29, 2013
ayoola2002:
U are a fool, if u dont know what to comment, SHUT UP.
na u foolish pass! Abi u no dey see news? If it is not mali, it is BH or some other demented fellow qouting koran and shouting allah kurba

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Bakare19: 3:41pm On Jan 29, 2013
I read this stuff on cnn blog yesterday,did'nt see any comments pointing to Islam...Seriously,the line of reasoning of people here is shallow

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by LagosShia: 3:41pm On Jan 29, 2013
meetgaya:
God's law is supreme above iran's law. God ordered him preached to the whole world including iran that has dead religion. he has break any law he only obeyed God's word. he is being persecuted for Christ's sake.

Not everyone accept his or your mission as "God's order".in iran,iranian law based on islam is above your "divine order";just like in america they deem american law superior to any other law.I'm sure you will reject it if the terrorist boko haram group claim to be following God's order.your justification for a christian breaking the law in a sovereign state and committing an illegal act as "God's law" shows your intolerance.when you look for trouble don't complain when you're punished deservedly.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Suljosh: 3:43pm On Jan 29, 2013
Area_boy: ok oh!!

That law in Iran has been there since forever. Why did he break the law? He flew all the way from America to Iran to break their well established law. Are there no more Americans that need to hear the "word"

People dip their hands in fire and cry fowl.. abeg undecided
your username can tell who u are, Religion of peace InDeEd.

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:43pm On Jan 29, 2013
maclatunji:

But I did not read that he was charged for being a Christian. He was charged for preaching- this guy knew the rules before breaking them. You do the crime, you do the time. Polygamy is illegal in America, that limits the religious freedom of some Muslims living there.

Oya, start comparing and contrasting.

Warning: No fighting or insults.

Thank you and have a nice day.
See this man! Is he reformed or what? I know that's not possible. Khomeni cannot change in just a week..

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:45pm On Jan 29, 2013
[size=28pt]And there is no compulsion in religion
Islam is a religion of peace[/size]


How many times have you read those blaaddy lies?
Hehehehehe

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by maclatunji: 3:46pm On Jan 29, 2013
Bakare19: I read this stuff on cnn blog yesterday,did'nt see any comments pointing to Islam...Seriously,the line of reasoning of people here is shallow

Tell me about it. Many people here come from places where mosques are called "Hausa Church". Their exposure and knowledge base about Islam is pitiable. That is what is evident here and elsewhere on Nairaland.
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:48pm On Jan 29, 2013
maclatunji:

Tell me about it. Many people here come from places where mosques are called "Hausa Church". Their exposure and knowledge base about Islam is pitiable. That is what is evident here and elsewhere on Nairaland.

No
CNN censors their posts to stop Muslims from going on a rampage

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by sweetcheecks(f): 3:50pm On Jan 29, 2013
LagosShia: What does a christian living in america (even though iranian american) have to do with going all the way to iran on a mission he knows is illegal? Missionary work in iran is illegal.many of these evangelical pastors have been exposed of bribing the poor iranian youths especially with promise of US visa/citizenship upon converting to christianity.the iranian system of governance is built upon Islam.attempting to preach is viewed as a treasonable offense because it works against the regime or the system of things.this is viewed with high suspicion as part of america's war on iran for regime change.at a point in america being a communist is against the law and a criminal offense.likewise,even in nigeria you can't preach communism or advocate beliefs contrary to the system.you can't aim at regime change and think you'd be taken lightly.

People should know this incident is more political.it has nothing to do with Islam Vs Christianity or Muslims Vs Christians.indigenous iranian christians who have existed centuries in iran are given their place and due rights to
survive as a community,without been offended in terms of existence.

This is actually Bulls****t, in clear language!

Why should Islam be the only one in the world enjoying exclusivity on Gods earth? Islam is accepted everywhere in the world where religion is accepted but how many Islam states are there in the world. Should Christian stop preachig the true Gospel to all the people of the world which is the only Christian great commission becouse I slam stakes a Sharia Lam claim where ever they forcefully manage to dominate?

What does politics have to do with this? Is the USA not a Christian state? Are moslems not practising their religion in the moster USA? Why is difficult to apply what you give out to what you get? What in the world is wrong with this pic?

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 3:50pm On Jan 29, 2013
the west will put pressure on them and the man will be released soon
Bunch of blood sucking demons that won't let people be

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Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Napolitano(m): 3:51pm On Jan 29, 2013
Very ridiculous. They keep giving the West the right to label them a terrorist state
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by Nobody: 4:00pm On Jan 29, 2013
Bakare19: I read this stuff on cnn blog yesterday,did'nt see any comments pointing to Islam...Seriously,the line of reasoning of people here is shallow

That is where they call here Nigeria!!! IQ is ....L......O.......W!!!!
Re: Iran Sentences Pastor To Eight Years In Prison For Evangelism by maclatunji: 4:00pm On Jan 29, 2013
babyosisi:

No
CNN censors their posts to stop Muslims from going on a rampage

Really? America is afraid of Muslims... tell me the story.

The truth is that CNN understands that "Freedom of Expression" is not absolute and has its limitations. Some Nairalanders will be in jail by now with the kind of hate speech against Islam they post here everyday if Nairaland was owned by a United States/ United Kingdom based individual. It is a big disgrace that this platform has been allowed to reach such dismal levels.

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