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.

Tehran (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Two Iranian women jailed in Iran’s notorious Evin prison for converting from Islam to Christianity may be executed for apostasy, Radio Farda reported. Amir Javadzadeh, a broadcaster for a London-based Christian radio station, said that the two women could be put to death even though “they were not politically active at all.” They “just wanted to serve people according to the Bible,” he said.

Marzieh Amirizadeh, 30, and Maryam Rustampoor, 27, were arrested in March, although they had “converted to Christianity about 10 years ago,” Javadzadeh said. They became Christians after “spending a lot of time studying the religion and helping others,” he added.

A number of judicial revisions in Iran have excluded the death sentence for apostasy, but some local courts have recently imposed it (but not carried it out) based on religious scriptures.

Iranian authorities fear rising conversion to Christianity, especially to Evangelical groups.

As part of a crackdown, some 6,500 copies of the Bible were seized, said Majid Abhari, advisor to the Social Issues Committee of the Iranian parliament.

“With regard to the activities of these Christian missionaries to deceive people, especially youngsters, they have begun a huge campaign by spending huge sums” and engaged in “false propaganda” in order to lead the public astray, Abhari complained. The evidence of this: “These books were made with the best paper in the world” and “in pocket size”.

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5 Replies to “Two Iranian women risk death for apostasy from Islam”

  1. this is what the newspaper must publish and show to the public, that islam is not a religion, that islam is a fascist ideologie and against freedom that claims to have in europe…….

  2. If the western media would honestly report on things like this no one would ever support Islam, unfortunately most of the media are concerned with advancing their personal political agenda to the extent that they will do anything and ally with any evil to achieve their goals.

  3. As Ayatollah Khomeini said: “There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” (from Jihad Watch)

    “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22,23

    “Against such things there is no law” until Islam came around. I want to vomit when I hear liberal Christians say the god of Islam and the God of the Bible are the same or that we share the same beliefs.

  4. You and me both Les, anyone who thinks that has never bothered to read both the Bible and the Koran, anyone doing this knows that they are two different books about two different religions.

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