Pastor convicted for leaving Islam because “everyone is a Muslim”

by Jack Minor –

An Iranian pastor has been convicted and could face the death penalty for leaving the Islamic faith because, according to mainstream Islamic teaching, “everyone is born a Muslim.”

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has caught the attention of the world after being convicted for leaving the Islamic faith, even though he says he has never been a Muslim. Nardarkhani, who is facing a possible death sentence has been caught in a catch 22 regarding Muslim teaching.

While Nadarkhani tells the world that he was never a Muslim that statement is contrary to Muslim teaching. According to Islam, everyone is born a Muslim. Thus, Nadarkhani or for that matter, any person who becomes a Christian or follows any other religion has “left Islam.”

On page 28, in the introduction of a copy of the Qur’an, printed by Ansariyan Publications in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the translator, M.H. Shakir in the section “Islam and Muslims” states, “In fact, every child that is born is a Muslim. It is the parents who make him a Jew, Christian or Hindu.”

Based on this teaching, even if Nadarkhani had never visited a mosque a day in his life he is still considered a Muslim. Therefore, when he accepted Christ as his savior and became a Christian he left the Muslim faith whether he knew it or not.

The Gazette asked the Council on Arab Islamic Relations if Muslim teaching does in fact teach that everyone is born a Muslim. CAIR did not respond to our inquiries.

Pamela Geller, founder of Atlas Shrugs, and Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, have both confirmed that it is mainstream and standard Muslim theology that everyone is born a Muslim.

Iranian Pastor Hormoz Shariet with Iran Alive Ministries, says many people in the West do not understand how dire the plight of Christians in Iran is. “Islamic law states that it is criminal for a Muslim to convert to Christianity and it is in fact punishable by death,” Shariet continued, saying it is common for revolutionary Guards to arrest a Christian and not notify the family. “They can’t have a lawyer, not even a formal charge. Sometimes they even get killed without a formal charge.”

Nadarkhani is still awaiting sentencing for his “crime.” The Iranian government has been under intense pressure from international groups and governments to free Nadarkhani.

The White House has issued a statement condemning Nadarkhani’s sentence, “The United States condemns the conviction of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Nadarkhani has done nothing more than maintain his devout faith, which is a universal right for all people. That the Iranian authorities would try to force him to renounce that faith violates the religious values they claim to defend, crosses all bounds of decency, and breaches Iran’s own international obligations.”

Christians in Iraq have fared little better. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, there were an estimated one million Christians in the country. A 2009 report from the State Department shows the number appears to have dropped to under 500,000.

Tens of thousands of Christians have fled the country to avoid persecution from Muslim extremists in Iraq. The violence has caused some to wonder what will happen once the U.S. military pulls out at the end of this year.


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  • Lisa says:

    Mr. Minor – thank you for having the courage to publish this article!!

  • Theophile says:

    Hi Jack, thanks for the update.
    In plain Arabic for Arabians, this is the only true religion? Now everyone is automatically a Muslim at birth?
    So this means You are a good Muslim if You never heard of Mohammed, the Quran or Mecca, no prayers needed!
    This story gets more ridiculous as time goes by. If a guy makes up a religion and says everyone who does not believe as I say should be killed, then everyone who follows that takes part in the murder, and each death is added to the founders list of sins.
    Peace be on him? not if his followers follow.
    Read Foxes Book of Martyrs for a complete description of how the enemy(Yours and mine, regardless) operates:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22400/22400-h/22400-h.htm

  • slobo says:

    I would rather be born a cloven footed swine…than MOOSLIME! May MOO-HAM-MUD suffIcate with his head stuck up ALLUHAR…HAR…HAR’s ARSE!

  • CARadke says:

    Youcef, I pray for you daily. God is glorified throughout the world through the witness of the life of Christ in you and the gift of faith that God has given you.

  • Mary says:

    One of the dangers of taysir (Sharia law required to be enforced if there are enough Muslims/Muslims in power and Sharia claims worldwide jurisdiction). If the Muslim Brotherhood’s global jihad can claim enough lands and populations for Islam, they can enforce Sharia on the whole world. Obama’s enabling Islamic democracies to be established with our troops is only bringing it about sooner.

  • Brandy says:

    “The Gazette asked the Council on Arab Islamic Relations if Muslim teaching does in fact teach that everyone is born a Muslim. CAIR did not respond to our inquiries.”

    Well, surprise, surprise! For once CAIR had no comment?! Any other time they can’t wait to get in the news or get in front of the camera lens.

    To answer that question they would either have to lie or tell the truth. Both answers would be detrimental to the story line they try to fool the public with.

  • James Augustine says:

    Dear Youcef,

    People really understand Jesus will not get trapped with anything from the world.
    Because he is love, never ever condmned or promote to destroy human life.
    God has created human, and man does not have any right on it,

    God bless you

    James

  • Muneeb says:

    It is a saying of the Prophet Muhammad (may his religion prevail): Every newborn is born on the nature of Islam. It is the way of breeding that makes him Jew or Christian. It means Islam is the only religion, other religions being parts of this religion. Every prophet brought Islam, so did Holy Jesus (peace be on him). But, they brought parts of Islam, and Muhammad (may his religion prevail) brought the whole of it. That is the reason why we Muslims believe that every human is born on the nature of Islam. However, it is wrong to claim that men of other creeds are not tolerated in an Islamic state. History of Islam bears a witness to the falsity of such claim.

  • Ernest says:

    Muneeb
    Of course other creeds are tolerated, as second class citizens who have to pay a tax that is so high it destroys them eventually. History indeed shows that Islam destroys, kills and steals in the name of Allah. Lying, stealing, and killing are allowed if it advances Islam. Muslims only help Muslims that’s why you never see these rich Muslim countries helping other non Islamic countries like Japan (after the tsunami for example) that was a judgement of god(so they believe) !!!! If you want to believe in a god like that then go ahead. You stated that Jesus is Holy, and you are correct. It would be good then if you would pay attention to what he has to say!!

  • WB says:

    Once again, muslims and Islam proves to be a religion of fools and idiots…………what damn MORONS!!!!

    And THESE are the people our stupid excuse of a prez and his illegal czar shadow government is trying to woo and kiss ass with………….he and they are morons as well.

    To hell with them all.

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