There are reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised he will stop Christianity in his country.
Was the death of Ghorban Tori part of that plan?
Ghorban Dordi Tourani (above), an Iranian Christian of Turkmen origin, was assassinated in late November, 2005 by an unnamed group of militant Muslims. His bleeding body was thrown in front of his home a few hours after he was kidnapped. He was the first Turkmen Christian in Iran known to have been martyred for his faith. (Human Rights and Christian Persecution Organization)
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Regime Change Iran is reporting that the death of Iranian Christian Ghorban Tori (Ghorban Dordi Tourani) was a direct result of orders by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to put a stop to house churches.
Regime Change and SOS Iran reported:
A former Muslim of Turkmen descent, Tori had converted to Christianity more than 10 years ago, while in Turkmenistan.
After he returned to his native Iran in 1998, Tori began to share his new Christian faith with friends and relatives. Within two years, a small fellowship of 12 believers was meeting in his home.
But not all welcomed his message; at least one relative attacked Tori, scarring his face. In the past year he received several threats from Islamic extremists vowing to kill him if he did not stop sharing his Christian faith.
Tori is survived by his wife and four children, ages 3 to 23.
He is the fifth Protestant pastor assassinated in Iran by unidentified killers in the past 11 years. Three of the five were former Muslims, under Iranian law subject to the death penalty for having committed apostasy.
Tori’s murder came just days after Iran’s new hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an open meeting with the nation’s 30 provincial governors. During the session, an Iranian source told Compass, Ahmadinejad declared that the government needed to put a stop to the burgeoning movement of house churches across Iran.
“I will stop Christianity in this country,” Ahmadinejad reportedly vowed.
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