American Christian “Pastor Saeed Abedini has been released from prison in Iran after more than three years in captivity for his Christian faith,” reports The Christian Post.
“Abedini, a U.S. citizen who has attracted high-profile advocates for his release including President Obama and members of Congress, was released on Saturday along with three other detained Americans: Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian; former Marine Amir Hekmati, and Nosratollah Khosavi-Roodsari, The Washington Post reported. Senior U.S. administration officials also confirmed the release of the four prisoners, according to CNN.”
“Pastor Saeed Abedini of Boise, Idaho, had served over three years of an eight year sentence in Iran for the supposed crime of endangering national security, but in reality it was because of his Christian faith.
“Abedini is a Muslim convert to Christianity and was in Iran working on building an orphanage when he was suddenly arrested. He had endured physical, emotional and psychological abuse during his imprisonment, according to his family, but resolutely stated that he would not renounce his Christian faith to escape punishment.”
[Dr. Chaps’ comment: Praise God! Many national activists pressured the Obama Administration to negotiate this release, but the President was strangely silent through these many months. A stronger President might have had a stronger response, but we are grateful for Pastor Saeed’s release.]
Let’s petition Congress to STOP funding the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS sympathizers: