MUSLIM COURT CONVICTS TWO WOMEN OF BEING “CHRISTIANS”
By Moody Adams “Maryam Rustampoor, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh, 30 In a display of raw courage, two Iranian women in court accused of being Christian have told a government prosecutor that not only are they Christian, it is up to God, not a bureaucrat, to whom He talks,” reports Bob Unruh in WorldNet Daily.com.
Sunday, the two Christian women who have been in prison since March 5, had a hearing on the charges of their “apostasy.” During this time they have had no treatment for an infected tooth, spinal problem or intense headaches. They have been sick and lost weight.
This Sunday they had a hearing for their sentencing. Instead, they got into a long debate over whether God spoke to people. "It is impossible for God to speak with humans," Hadded, the prosecutor stated.
"Are you questioning whether God is Almighty?" Amirizadeh asked him. To which Haddad then replied. "You are not worthy for God to speak to you." "It is God, and not you, who determines if I am worthy," she said.
Eventually Haddad instructed the women to go back to their prison cells and think about their options, and to return to court when they are ready to comply. "We have already done our thinking," the woman said, according to the Christian ministry Elam, founded in 1988 by senior Iranian church leaders with a vision to serve the growing Iranian Christian community.
Haddad previously asked if the women were Christian. "We love Jesus," they replied. "You were Muslims and now you have become Christians," Haddad stated. "We were born in Muslim families, but we were not Muslims," the women said.
The deputy prosecutor asked about their regrets, and they said, "We have no regrets." "You should renounce your faith verbally and in written form," he warned. They refused.
In most cases of apostasy, women are raped prior to being executed under Shariah law.