Thursday, December 31, 2009

Iran Parliament: Death for Apostasy

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The Christian minority in Iran is about 3% of the population. Concerned over Muslims converting to Christianity, the Iranian Parliament has voted in favor of a bill stipulating the death penalty for apostasy, specifically regarding Muslims converting to Christianity.

Moments after the vote the Iranian Parliament's website removed the decision from their website, apparently to hide their decision from the outside world. Iranian news agencies, however, published the news freely.

A backwards step for human rights, the new law would mean death to anyone claiming Christ to be their Savior in Iran. The bill is expected to pass a final vote, which is expected after it is debated by a Legislative Commission.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Iran: Parliament votes in favour of punishing apostasy with death - Christian Persecution Information

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