By International Christian Concern
Underground believers in Iran
Reports of Iranian authorities arresting Christians for their faith are pouring in, indicating that the Islamic nation is running a massive campaign targeting house churches.
Officials from Iran’s Cyber Police force raided the home of a Christian convert, Alireza Ebrahimi, in the northern city of Gorgan, Mohabat News reported on Nov. 16. The officials had an arrest warrant for Ebrahimi, who was apparently not at home at the time and it remains unclear if he was being held in prison. The Christian man is a blogger who uses social media for evangelism.
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By Mark Ellis
Reza Khalili became a Christian in the U.S.
Reza Khalili, the pseudonym of a former CIA spy in Iran, says Iranian and U.S. negotiators are close to a nuclear deal, despite White House denials concerning a New York Times report that surfaced Saturday.
The New York Times said the U.S.and Iran agreed in principle to direct negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program after the election, apparently at the Iranians’ request. Both the White House and the Iranian Foreign Ministry denied that they had agreed to such talks.
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By Dan Wooding
The mass arrests and disappearance of 40 Christians in Shiraz and Cavar by the state security agents of the Islamic Republic in late September was confirmed in the semiofficial media of Islamic Republic, reports the Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN).
In a massive operation conducted by the agents of the Ministry of Islamic Information (Intelligence) in various parts of Shiraz in the last days of September, some 30 Christians were arrested and transported to the ministry’s infamous detention center, locally known as “Number 100,” while others had already been detained, according to FCNN.
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By Mark Ellis
Reza Khalili, the former member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, who later became a CIA spy and escaped to the West, says Iranian and U.S. negotiators reached an agreement that calls for Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment program temporarily in exchange for the lifting of some of the U.S. sanctions, according to his report published by World Net Daily (WND).
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expects a letter from President Obama in a few days guaranteeing the details of the agreement, arrived at recently during secret negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Arrested for his faith
By Jeremy Reynalds
A Christian artist with an Islamic background was temporarily released October 9th after four months in prison, according to Mohabat Christian News Agency.
The Christian convert spent 136 days in the notorious Vakil-Abad prison, where he was interrogated. According to the latest reports, he has been temporarily released and is now awaiting his trial.
By Reza Khalili
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
Israel will be obliterated by chemical, microbial and nuclear bombs, Iran is warning, but those weapons of mass destruction will be used first on Tel Aviv by Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad at the start of a decades-old Muslim dream of destroying the Jewish state.
An alarming commentary last week in Mashregh, the media outlet of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, confirmed that the Islamic regime not only has WMDs but has armed its terrorist proxies with them. Mashregh speaks for the regime.
Fourteen Iranians converted to Christianity on August 5 in the same church in Berlin. Fifty Iranian Christian converts attended the
Baptism in Germany
ceremony, in addition to fifty other German attendees.
One of the Iranian attendees, Farid Shad, told a reporter of Spiegel Online that although he had become a Christian in Iran, he had never attended a church there because of fear of the security authorities. He said, “We used to gather secretly in private homes to read the Bible or practice our faith. We were gathering there and worshiping.”
By Mark Ellis
As a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard he witnessed appalling human rights abuses that caused him to question his faith in Islam and the current regime. He became a CIA spy and later escaped to the West. His contacts on the ground in Tehran tell him Islam’s days are numbered there.
“Many have lost faith in Islam,” says Reza Khalili, a pseudonym taken by the ex-spy for safety reasons. “In the streets of Tehran, people are cursing at Mohammad,” he reports. “Millions wake up to text messages they send each other every day mocking the regime and the religion.”
By Michael Ireland
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is well-known for his denial of The Holocaust.
Now, in a speech during the Women and Islamic Awakening Summit held in Milad Tower in Tehran, Ahmadinejad claimed that God has never sent any religion into the world called Christianity or Judaism, “But He appointed the prophet of Islam, Mohammad, as the prophet for all mankind, from Buddhists to Christians and Jews.”
By Mark Ellis
As a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard he witnessed unspeakable torture that caused him to question his faith in Islam and Iran’s government. As an ex-CIA spy who escaped to the U.S., his knowledge of the mindset of Iran’s current leadership leaves him deeply troubled.
“Iran’s leaders believe they can facilitate the coming of the last Islamic messiah,” says Reza Khalili, a pseudonym taken by the ex-spy for safety reasons. “They believe the centuries old Hadith predicts this and that the time is close.”