For some time, this blog has been extremely concerned about the situation facing Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-born American pastor being held in captivity in Iran. Despite the protests of millions of Christians, and the efforts of many nations (although those of the U.S. State Department have been feckless and few), the Mohammedan beasts who have made Saeed's life about as close to Hell as one can get on this earth have refused to release him, or cease their tortures. Now, with the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a new danger has arisen: assassination by this, the most extreme of the Muslim groups currently plaguing the planet.
From the American Center for Law and Justice, the group which has taken the most consistent and heroic stand on Saeed's behalf, comes the following. There are numerous worthwhile links in the story, so follow your cursor: the video by Saeed's children is in the next to last paragraph.
Brutal ISIS militants are issuing death threats against American Pastor Saeed Abedini from within the Iranian prison.
The same barbaric jihadists that are perpetrating mass genocide against Christians in Iraq are now targeting Pastor Saeed because he is a Christian and an American.
ISIS militants imprisoned in the same ward of Rajai Shahr prison as
Pastor Saeed have communicated through other prisoners that they will
kill him because of his Christian faith.
Pastor Saeed told family members this week that he fears for his life after these terrorists said they would murder him.
Though the ISIS terrorists are held in a separate section of the
prison ward, they have on several occasions made their way by Pastor
Saeed’s section on their way back from the prison yard, forcing Pastor
Saeed to hide.
Pastor Saeed could also come face-to-face with these violent
terrorists in the prison yard during the prisoners’ one-hour exercise
period outdoors. Pastor Saeed has been forced to remain in his cell and
refuse to use his allotted time in the prison yard.
Not only have ISIS militants from Iraq made these new death threats
against Pastor Saeed, al Qaeda terrorists imprisoned there have also
threatened his life.
On past occasions, al Qaeda members have attempted to attack Pastor
Saeed in the prison yard, saved only by other prisoners from his section
who placed themselves between Pastor Saeed and the extremists.
The ISIS threats against Pastor Saeed are extremely dangerous. ISIS is a brutally violent offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq, proving themselves
far more violent than even al Qaeda itself. ISIS is terrorizing and
massacring Christians throughout Iraq and Syria. Killing Pastor Saeed
within Iran, which has publicly opposed ISIS, would provide a monumental
victory for these murderous terrorists.
Pastor Saeed’s life is grave danger.
He is now essentially a prisoner within his own prison cell.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry must take immediate
action to ensure that Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – is protected and
brought safely home without delay.
Iran, too, must ensure the safety of Pastor Saeed who it has
wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison for his
Christian faith – subjecting him now to intense death threats from
Now is the time to release this man, who has done nothing
wrong, and allow him to return to the loving arms of his wife and
children here in America.
September 26th will mark two years since the 34-year-old Pastor Saeed
was imprisoned. On that day, thousands across the globe will
participate in worldwide prayer vigils in hundreds of cities. Learn
more about these prayer vigils here.
But Pastor Saeed needs your prayer and your voice today. As we
continue aggressively fighting for his release, join hundreds of
thousands worldwide in calling for his freedom. Sign the petition for Pastor Saeed’s freedom at BeHeardProject.com.
As Pastor Saeed’s daughter Rebekka asked in a recent video she and her brother made asking President Obama to bring their father home, “Why does our daddy need to be in prison for loving Jesus?”
He doesn’t deserve this. His family doesn’t deserve this. But now his life is in extreme danger. It’s time to bring him home.