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  • Illustration: Iranian hostages by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Saving Pastor Yousef

    The Islamic regime in Tehran is believed to have given the go-ahead this week for the execution of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani for the crime of apostasy against an Islamic religion he never held. The international attention his case has attracted may be the only thing keeping him alive.

  • ** FILE ** Iranian Christians attend Christmas Mass at St. Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders, who often boast they provide room for other faiths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    EDITORIAL: Pastor Yousef: Convert or die

    Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian cleric facing death for the crime of apostasy against an Islamic faith he never held, has been given a temporary stay of execution. Iran's top judge, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, instructed presiding Judge Ghazi Kashani to delay carrying out capital punishment for a year in order to give time for Mr. Nadarkhani to recant Christianity and become a Muslim.

  • ** FILE ** Iranian Christians attend Christmas Mass at St. Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders, who often boast they provide room for other faiths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    EDITORIAL: The lamb of Iran

    Yousef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old Christian cleric, is facing death for apostasy against a faith he never held. The Islamic Republic of Iran has accused Mr. Nadarkhani, a pastor of the evangelical Church of Iran, of the capital offense of forsaking Islam.

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