Tuesday, July 30, 2013
IRANIAN ISLAMIC PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS & BAHAIS~AMERICAN CHRISTIAN PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI IMPRISONED, BEATEN, ABUSED, & DENIED MEDICAL CARE FOR BEING "UNCLEAN" BY MUSLIM NURSE
WHAT OBAMA FAILED TO MENTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE RAMADAN IFTAR DINNER. HE COULD HAVE ASKED FOR HELP FROM THE ISLAMIC "BUILDERS OF AMERICA", BUT DIDN'T. WE KNOW WHY!
In this video, Dr. Hormoz Shariat, President and Founder of Iran Alive Ministries, shares his unique perspective on the difficult circumstances facing Believers in Iran. Dr. Shariat discusses his personal relationship to Saeed Abedini's family and how to pray for the persecuted church in Iran. According to the extensive research of Operation World, Iran is home to the fastest growing Evangelical population in the world. The mosques are empty and the people have rejected Islam. As a result, persecution of Believers is increasing exponentially as well.
Pastor Saeed has been quoted here at Christian News:
http://christiannews.net/2013/07/24/american-pastor-imprisoned-in-iran-receives-long-awaited-medical-treatment-for-injuries-from-beatings/, as saying:
“The nurse would also come to take care of us and provide us with treatment, but she said in front of others ‘in our religion we are not suppose to touch you, you are unclean. Baha’i (religion) and Christians are unclean!’” Abedini outlined in a letter this past March. “She did not treat me, and that night I could not sleep from the intense pain I had. According to the doctor’s instructions, they would not give me the pain medication that they would give other prisoners because I was unclean.” “On July 20, 2013, he was taken to a private hospital in Tehran for treatment and, for the first time, he was examined by a physician and prescribed medication for injuries he sustained from the beatings he endured by prison guards.”
Pastor Saeed Abedini has planted 100 house churches in 30 towns and cities in Iran, as well as a children's orphanage more recently. In January 2013, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison for "national security reasons", Islamic religious heresy and apostasy, and as an overall threat to the state religion of Islam. He endures torture and abuse for his Christian faith. Please pray for his release and call or write your congressional representatives. Please note that he is one of many Christians and Bahais imprisoned because their faiths are not approved by the state.
GOVERNMENT APPROVED ORPHANAGE SAEED WAS WORKING ON WHEN ARRESTED:
EVIN PRISON http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evin_Prison, WHERE SAEED ABEDINI IS BEING HELD & DENIED MEDICAL CARE: