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Two Iranian women risk death for apostasy from Islam
Arrested in March, their conversion goes back at least a decade. So far, no one has been executed on such grounds in Iran, but the authorities are afraid of the expansion of Christianity. And, in a recent raid, they seized 6,500 Bibles.
Iran, a Muslim who converted to Christianity risks the death penalty
Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, is accused of undermining national security. The trial will begin on January 21. Judge will be Pir-Abbassi Abbas, responsible for various human rights violations.
26/07/2012 ISLAM - CHRISTIANITY
A Muslim convert talks about Christ
By coming out openly on TV, with the danger of recognition and persecution for 'apostasy,' Mohammed Christophe reasserted the importance of conversion and baptism. In Muslim nations, various bishops and priests refuse to baptise Muslims who want to become Christian. Yet, conversion means a revolution in the relationship with God, the father, and Jesus, who gave his life, for one gives up everything putting one's life at risk.
28/04/2016 09:40:00 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, police interrupt a Christian marriage: "The spouses are Hindus"
Security officers and Hindu extremists stormed a place of worship in Satna, arresting 10 people including the pastor and the groom's parents. He is accused of having converted the pair illegally to Christianity and celebrating a marriage between minors. Christian leaders: "This is abuse of anti-conversion laws".
28/04/2007 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka’s first Camillian priest once studied to become a Buddhist monk
Fr. Maximilian N. Ranatunga tells AsiaNews the story of his conversion from Buddhism: from his initial condemnation of Christianity, through the newfound “wonder” of praying to the Virgin, to his search for God and the priestly vocation to “place himself at the service of the sick”.
Iran releases Protestant pastor and 10 Christians accused of proselytizing and apostasy
Noorollah Qabitizade and other Christians were in prison since Christmas of 2010. They were arrested during a private celebration in Dezful. In prison they suffered torture and interrogation sessions to force them to convert to Islam.
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