After three years, Iran has finally set Christian Pastor Joucef Nadarkhani free. He was acquitted of apostasy, but convicted of evangelizing to Muslims. The three years he already served in prison were considered enough for the latter charge.
Some are celebrating that justice has been served. Pharmer is very happy that the Pastor Nadarkhani won’t be executed as originally planned, but three years in prison for preaching is not justice.
Monday afternoon, there was an explosion at a weapons depot in Isfahan, a city known to be a repository for experimental nuclear reactors and for uranium enrichment. The Iranians have implied that it’s a test, only a test. Different stories have come from the various news services.
Maybe Iran does not want to appear weakened, especially after another nuclear missile facility, near the city of Malard, was destroyed on November 12th this year. Iranian officials had called this earlier incident an accident involving ammunition transport. OOPS! Check The Blaze for some satellite photos.
Pastor Nadarkhani is accused of trying to convert people to Christianaity, and has been sentenced to death if he will not renounce his Christian faith. Nadarkhani has refused to do so, even to save his life, and it is expected that he will be executed Fri, 9/29.