Report: Iranian Regime Hangs Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani (Update – Unconfirmed)


Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani with his wife, Fatema Pasindedih, and his two sons, Daniel, age 9, and Yoel, age 7. (Christian Post)

Free Republic reported:

Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran. He is the Christian pastor who has been imprisoned and found guilty by the courts in Iran of being a Christian. Now he’s been executed in spite of international appeals to spare his life. He was hanged today.

UPDATE: I made a few calls to Iranian activists and friends but so far no one can confirm this report.

UPDATE: There is no evidence that Nadarkhani was executed. Please continue your prayers for his release.

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  • JoyO

    I’m sure CAIR will protest this.

  • pink tie Republican

    More blood for their Blood God.

  • Patty

    I pray for his family.

    Now, my thoughts. LaHood son is coming home. Where was Obama on this. He is a disgrace and I am sure he will be voted out of office. If not I don’t know my fellow Americans.

  • Granny

    Youcef Nadarkhani – modern day martyr. May God be with his family.

  • a former dem

    Very Sad.

    CAIR, will you accusing Iran of Christianaphobia? Nah, too busy calling Americans racists.

  • http://doublenickelfarm.blogspot.com jennifer

    May God be with his family during these trying times. Seems weird to think that a Koran is burned and people die…because we do not respect the Islamic faith? Yet, one of another faith is executed? Hmm,

    will the Left continue to teach tolerance of a faith that has NO tolerance?

  • Callipygian1

    The Navy needs to dust off their Crusaders.

  • wanumba

    Executed for preaching “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind, and love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    SO, they admit by their actions they are afraid of this.

  • bg

    ++

    and the world stood silent.. :-(

    ==

  • Ruready?

    Would not want to be Iran. God is not mocked. There was a fourth man in the furnace and that same ONE is saving up HIS wrath for Iran. He will Seal Team Six look like Cirque du Soleil.

  • http://co2hog.com CO2HOG™

    Unreal. Bunch of Savages…

  • a former dem

    Keithy Ellison, where are you? Why aren’t you defending you religion of “peace and tolerance”???

  • MaryW

    A brave and courageous man. Praying for his family. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  • bg

    ++

    a former dem #12 March 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    re: Keith Ellison

    ==

  • lizzy84

    @Mary W..echoing your thoughts.

    This world is spinning out of control.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Dear Martyr Youcef: pray for us. +

  • donh

    Such a brave man. Two men of great courage taken within days…..while the country rages about Fluck and her free contraception. …So Sade…> http://youtu.be/TFLRHPUWBI8 …..Cowardice has not triumphed…It has grown more desparate .

  • Marmo

    There is no doubt that islam is one of the main evils in the world today. God bless Youcef Nadarkhani and his family.

  • wanumba

    The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me to lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside still waters,
    he restores my soul.
    He guides me in paths of righteousnes
    for his name’s sake.
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
    death,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and staff
    they comfort me.
    You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You annoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and love will
    follow me
    all the days of my life,
    ad I will dwell in the house of the LORD
    forever.

    Psalm 23

  • Robert

    This is a barbaric action and these islamic savages are not civilized people.

    The moslem culture is a primitive one. As such they should not possess nuclear weapons.

    They can only develop nuclear weapons by purchasing the components from other societies and assembling the various devices. This is not the same as inventing and constructing the devices needed to develop nuclear technology, which requires an advanced society with industrial capabilities. Such societies also possess at least some degree of higher culture, which general intellectual atmosphere also facilitates other advanced types of developments, including social. We see no evidence of this in any moslem society, including Pakistan, which should not have been allowed to have nuclear technologies.

    It is for this reason that these lesser cultures, and yes they are indeed lesser cultures, should not have nuclear technologies.

  • Sasja

    He is with Our Lord now. I pray for his family.

    Muslims are a vile people. We should be rounding them up here and dropping them off in the Gobi desert. Then raze their mosques and burn any Korans which are found.

  • Patty

    We did nothing.

  • GGMac

    Prayers for his family, and may God bless him on this – his Easter Day.

  • lizzy84

    Amen+, wanumba.

  • Bitter Clinger

    That is breathtakingly sad. Barbarians! This Godly man was taken from his family to satisfy the blood lust of the Religion of Pieces. Dear Lord, please be with his family. It’s just unfathomable how the Muslims coexist on the planet with any other religion or culture. God help us.

  • donh

    Yes Patty…Obama did NOTHING to save this man. He was on the phone with Fluck while Youcef hanged. Recall how concerned Obama was when Khadaffi might shell Bengazi …or when some camels ran through Tahir square. Why the whole world had to step in and prevent these events…and those Koran burners MUST be put on trial ASAP.

  • Ruth Gambrel

    Pray for this family, it is a shame and a disgrace in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ, Mr Nadarkhani is in Heaven with our Lord right now, I would not want to be in Iran right now, the Lord will have his day with them, they are all working with satan to see who can get to HELL the fastest.

  • Robert

    I’m sure our fearless leadership is working feverishly on their mealy-mouthed pathetic politically correct groveling response to this act of barbarism by the islamic republic of iran, from one bunch of slugs to another.

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  • Catheriena

    BURN THE KORAN! Spit at the ISLAMICS! Let’s treat them like they treat us!

  • Rich

    The Latest reports indicate that he is alive and Iran is saying he will not be executed. We will update as we have more information

  • Mick

    The solution to Islam is simple. Muslims believe there’s is the one and only true religion. For this reason their most holy site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque). It is the site of the pilgrimage…the place where all Muslims are called to visit at least once in their life.

    Because it is considered to be Allah’s (the muslim pagan moon god) most holy place, and thus impervious to any attack…for Allah himself guards it…then a well placed smart bomb would create a huge identity crisis for this abominable religion with its power hungry ideology. When their god has been dealt such a death blow….for the all powerful Allah will have failed to prevent his own house from being smashed….then this will create a huge crisis in the belly of every worshiper of this 7th century Ba’al cult. It is quite simple actually. Smash their god’s house, and their religion crumbles.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    this man’s murder is typical of what the religion of peace has done for 1400 years. the saddest part for us is this is what our politicans are bring to the united states. any politican that supports or facilitates the muslim colonization of the united states should be voted out of office. if your a democrat, please vote for different democrats.

    i sure this is another story that american tass will give the fast shuffle.

    youcef nadarkhani god rest your soul.

  • Dien Cai Dau

    #20 March 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    Robert commented:

    “This is a barbaric action and these islamic savages are not civilized people.
    The moslem culture is a primitive one. As such they should not possess nuclear weapons.”

    The problem with your staement here is islam is NOT a culture it is NOT a religion.
    IT IS a demonic cult and should be treated as such but with todays pantywaisted politicians it wont be….WW III is coming people and sooner than you want to admit

  • Latin2

    Just this month Iran TV PARADED around Oliver Stone’s son as a new convert to Shia Islam, the majority religion in Iran, and meanwhile they HANGED a man who converted to Christianity.

    This proves Islam is an evil backward cult and anyone who converts to Islam is ignorant.

    I pray for the family of this poor man.

  • Latin2

    I am really sad today for the family…he is true martyr.

  • Adi

    I can’t believe it. I refuse to. And yet I can’t help my tears.

  • B.Wedding

    Let me see if I get this right. Our president apologies for the burning of Korans and says absolutely nothing about moslems hanging a christian.

  • bg

    ++

    Catheriena #30 March 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Amadjerkoff & Obama would love nothing more.. :-(

    ==

  • chicago

    tonight I shed tears and say a prayer for the martyr executed by an evil country, an evil, theocracy, and an evil religion.

  • Sidney Allen Johnson

    Another white robe has been earned…

  • http://www.ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com Rachel

    The original link has been pulled. The last report from ACLJ says that he’s still alive: http://aclj.org/docket-blog

  • [email protected]

    This report is false — and reporting it as so puts Nadarkhani in more danger. Please consider deleting.

  • http://www.erickbrockway.com Erick Brockway

    Okay WHOA!! First, I know there’s a Breitbart shindig everyone is in a hurry to get to tonight, but who the heck are Blue Star Chronicles, and why are they the only source for this?

    Jordan Sekulow himself said the pastor is (so far) still alive; https://twitter.com/#!/JordanSekulow/status/176070634365919234

    Also here; http://aclj.org/Nadarkhani

  • http://www.davemacleod.net/ dmacleo

    site updated, looks like it was a translation error and hes still alive.
    http://networkedblogs.com/uHwvu
    We have removed the original erroneous report which came from an Arabic language website. I did not post it. The person who posted it on our wall did so with the best of intentions. It is our policy to verify information like this before we post it. We apologize for allowing unverified information to be posted. The Latest reports indicate that he is alive and Iran is saying he will not be executed. We will update as we have more information.”

  • Stacey

    I am so sorry to hear this. The World should have been outraged over this. My heart goes out to his family. Please know that there are people praying for you. God Bless.

  • bg

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    sign the petition..

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  • mary creekmore

    This has not been confirmed. Until it is, this is nothing more than a rumor. What happened to responsible journalism?

  • bg

    ++

    #44 March 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Erick Brockway

    you know crap, and you talk like crap..

    God Bless Andrew Brietbart

    ==

  • bg

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    dmacleo #45 March 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    that is the logical explanation, thank you..

    ==

  • PHILIPS

    May God protect the family left behind by this martyr for Christ.
    May his blood bring forth many souls for the Kingdom of God plundering from the clutches of Satan.

  • Peter Warner

    Thank you, dmacleo.

    In Christ, Peter Warner.

  • Sasja

    Mick, you are so right. A good time would be during the Hajj. Destroy their god and a few million muslims in the process.

  • interested

    The picture that has been all over the web today is from a hanging in Oct. 2011. It is not the pastor.
    http://www.iranhr.net/spip.php?article2037

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  • PissedOffInfidel

    His blood is on your hands Obama…

  • The Way, The Truth & The Life

    Hey!!!!!!!! Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEMAND AN APOLOGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    …………..(Cricket chirping)…………I’m waiting!!!!!!……………..(more chirping)…………………………
    …………………………………..(even more chirping)…………………………………………..
    Hey!!!!!!!! Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m still waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh, wait… now I see. He IS the cricket. I guess that is all I can expect from him.

  • RedstateRed

    Praying that this is a mistake and he will be released unharmed.

  • http://berno.se Berno

    We are praying for Youcefs family…

  • Atheist

    Wow, it is amazing to see the destruction that is caused by religion. For now, I can only imagine a peaceful, atheist world, and hope that religion will die out soon.

  • http://thisisahugelie.com dont believe lies

    there is ABSOLUTELY no evidence other than this ONE article to confirm this story. This is likely either a test or just a sick twisted attempt to get noticed. LIARS!

  • Dwight W

    Obama keeps showing to everyone that thd only faith he belongs to is Islam. And yet the libs show their hate towards christians. It is time we stopped turning the other cheek and fight back. The lynch pin to defeat these people are to defeat the atheists in this country, we defeat them and the whole house of cards come tumbling down!

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #60…i guess you never heard of the nazis and communists, they created a really peaceful world.

  • Kathy

    How cruel, if this is true. I love this family and GREAT man of God…..peace to them tonight oh God i hope he has not been hung

  • Aaron

    These savages want another crusade, we should give it to them. The Persian Empire never met anything like the US Marines.

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    Atheist #60

    re I can only imagine a peaceful, atheist world, and hope that religion will die out soon

    You sound like Adolf Hitler.

    ‘Perhaps the most alarming and revealing truth in these quotes is that if you take Adolf Hitler’s name away, they sound exactly like the standard quotes of just about any secular humanist.’

    Adolf Hitler Hated Christianity h/t bg

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Well, Atheist, I assume you’re dancing with glee because this innocent man was hanged, right?

    Just one less religious person in the world, right?

    Creep.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    I hope the pastor is alive.

    His position is serious, however.

  • andre

    I pray he is not dead, but Jesus said, you will be hated of all men for My name’s sake. My grandfather died in the Armenian Genocide with 1.5 million other Armenians who were brutally murdered by the Turks. His father was beheaded by the Turks. Islam is brutal with Christian minorities.

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  • bg

    ++

    Atheist #60 March 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    albeit Athieism does in fact have a doctrine of non belief.. no wars have
    been fought in the name of Atheism.. however, another well known fact
    is, more people have been killed for causes by those who did not hold
    to, but rejected their religion
    than all religions combined..

    [What made this secular religion so utterly lethal was its seizure of
    all the state’s instrument of force and coercion and their immediate
    use to destroy or control all independent sources of power, such as
    the church, the professions, private businesses, schools, and, of
    course, the family.

    But communism does not stand alone in such mass murder. We do have the example of Nazi Germany, which may have itself murdered some 20,000,000 Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, Yugoslaves, Frenchmen, and other nationalities. Then there is the Nationalist government of China under Chiang Kai-shek, which murdered near 10,000,000 Chinese from 1928 to 1949, and the Japanese militarists who murdered almost 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Indochinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and others during world War II. And then we have the 1,000,000 or more Bengalis and Hindus killed in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1971 by the Pakistan military. Nor should we forget the mass expulsion of ethnic Germans and German citizens from Eastern Europe at the end of World War II, particularly by the Polish government as it seized the German Eastern Territories, killing perhaps over 1,000,000 of them. Nor should we ignore the 1,000,000 plus deaths in Mexico from 1900 to 1920, many of these poor Indians and peasants being killed by forced labor on barbaric haciendas. And one could go on and on to detail various kinds of noncommunist democide.

    But what connects them all is this. As a government’s power is more unrestrained, as its power reaches into all the corners of culture and society, and as it is less democratic, then the more likely it is to kill its own citizens. There is more than a correlation here. As totalitarian power increases, democide multiplies until it curves sharply upward when totalitarianism is near absolute. As a governing elite has the power to do whatever it wants, whether to satisfy its most personal desires, to pursue what it believes is right and true, it may do so whatever the cost in lives. In this case power is the necessary condition for mass murder. Once an elite have it, other causes and conditions can operated to bring about the immediate genocide, terrorism, massacres, or whatever killing an elite feels is warranted.]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    dont believe lies #70 March 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!! Truth Truth Truth!!! Youcef is still not FREE!!!

    ==

  • Connie Kiser

    Pastor Youcef is still alive today — Mar. 3, 2012! Reports that he was hanged today are false. Please share this report and continue to pray for his freedom. It was at 11:00 PM CST that The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) posted this latest update on Pastor Youcef:

    http://aclj.org/iran/pastor-youcef-nadarkhani-alive-hanging-reports-false

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  • Ukumo Khalid

    What of pastor’s Yusuf family? What is their fate?

  • http://choicehillsbaptistchurch.org Dr. Stan Craig, Pastor

    Praise the great God we serve! All things work together for good to them that love God, and are the called according to His Purpose. Romans 8:28. Conflicting reports concerning the fate of Brother Youcef Nadarkhani have certainly awakened a sleeping giant amongst true Believers in Jesus Christ. It is high time that the Born Again be shaken from the apathetic, lethargic, hide in the closet, while the wicked are coming out of the closet, do nothingness. Passiveness must give birth to positive Biblical Action! Dear souils are martyred every day for the cause of Christ, and yet many go their merry ways with little regard to what is taking place around them. Youcef, Hung, or not Hung, in Iran, sends a sobering Warning that we, in this great Republic, will be next. Demon Driven, Devil Inspired, Evil Doing, Lying, Hateful, Unforgiving, religioius, Muslim, readicals could care less who they Hang, or where! (By the Way, where are the Muslims of our world who profess to be a loving, caring, peaceful, forgiving, people? Where is their Voice, which should ring thoughout the world, daily, against those despicable imposters pretending to belong to the Human race. Muslims murder their sons in the name of their false god in an attempt to destroy life. God gave His Son in order thatd we might have and know Life abundant and eternal. Beloved, we must take action, NOW, or be Hung by crazed, dazed, religious idiots who believe the taking of a Chrsitian’s life will give them entrance into heaven. Let us dtake action for true change, immediately, beginning with the removal of our infamous, incorrigible, ineligible, Muslim supporting president!

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  • Fuquay Steve

    Satan is in America? No, he’s everywhere mankind exists. There is a battle whether we want it or not. I’d prefer to fight than appease.

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  • gary corshia

    Appauling Iran murders a christian then complains to the world how bad they are treated hello Morons you have just sealed your fate you have turned the whole world against you now God have Mercy on your Souls Pastor Youcef you are now in the ARMS OF love Godbless your Family My Christian Brothers and Sisters get your Armor on the Fight has Begun

  • bobo fett

    Double standard hypocrits!!! We don’t hang muslims in the U.S. for not renouncing th Koran!!!

  • http://winlb.wordpress.com/ ToonForever

    Hey donh, BigWedding, and the other knowledge-challenged souls hereabouts – Obama has already condemned this whole situation. But hey, don’t let the facts get in the way of your ignorant hate.

    You really should try educating yourselves before you spout off. Imagine actually knowing what you talk about. Wouldn’t that be awesome? You’d love it…

    **The White House issued a statement on Feb. 23 condemning Iran in the “strongest possible terms,” demanding that Iran set aside the death sentence and calling for the pastor’s release.

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Worldwide Outrage Grows Over Condemned Iranian Pastor
    Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama’s Re-Election? Vote Here Now!**

  • Rosemary Volz

    And all this country can talk about is contraception.

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  • David West

    You need to remove this post immediately or we are prepared to take legal action against you.

    It is a total lie. You obviously have no connections this case. I do.

    Pasto

  • David West

    You need to remove this post immediately or we are preparing to take legal action against you to have this page removed.

    What you have written is a lie. You obviously have no connections to this case. Well, I do.

    Pastor Youcef is just fine…!!

    Posting these unsubstantiated lies… is inappropriate, irresponsible and unprofessional.

    Now, either you remove it or our legal team will be initiating litigation against this page and it’s facilitators.

  • CharlieGirl

    Im reading the comments below and though how I am saddened by the treatment my brother in Christ has received and the anguish his family has had to endure I’m also saddened by the hate and distemper I have read here… Youcef Nadarkhani believed in Jesus Christ! And PREACHED the LOVE of Jesus Christ And would be saddened himself at the hate being directed towards Iran. Do I agree with his treatment? NO! But I will show the love of Christ to the (as many call them) “savages” because they are nothing more than “LOST SOULS” and are in need of saving themselves… Jesus doesn’t tell you to treat others the way you have been treated he tells you to treat others as you would have them treat you. Praying for Youcef Nadarkhani and his family for strength protection and prosperity and Gods Devine mercy and understanding.

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  • http://www.themuslimnextdoor.info Dr. Alfonse Javed

    This is one case that got some Media coverage otherwise throughout the Islamic world many Muslims who dare to leave Islam are being killed by their own relatives, friends, and neighbors. Also, Christians are being killed just because they believe in Christ. Islamic mandate to purify the earth and turn it into a House of Allah has inspire hundred and thousands of Muslims to kill innocent people. I am sure that there are many Muslims who will defend the killing of Yousaf, and also those who condemn the killing of Yousaf. But the reality is this Christians are being killed in the name of Allah for 1400 years. Check:The Muslim Next Door by Dr. Alfonse Javed.

  • Agbagwa Kingsley O

    The man dies in him who keeps quiet in the face of crisis.Saint Nah…pray for us

  • Agbagwa Kingsley O

    “The man dies in him who keeps quiet in the face of crisis”.Saint Nah…pray for us

  • Fred Nerks

    He has been freed and returned to his family.