Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Judge rules beating victim guilty of ‘evangelism’: Says persecutors had right to attack because woman shared Christian testimony,” from WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):
An Iranian judge has concluded a woman who was attacked and beaten and had her sewing shop equipment destroyed by vandals has no legal recourse because she was guilty of “evangelism,” according to a new report from Voice of the Martyrs, a worldwide ministry to the Persecuted Church.
WND earlier reported that persecution of Christians inside Iran is on the increase, and the new report appears to confirm that.
VOM said the newest testimony is from its contacts inside Iran, and actually depicts “the resilience of believers who are sharing the gospel despite persecution.”
The woman, whose name was not revealed, was running a tailoring business, and had volunteered to teach three young ladies how to sew. As part of the conversations that arose, her testimony about Christianity came up, and in response to a number of questions, she started teaching them about Christianity, Voice of the Martyrs said.
The VOM contacts reported, however, one of the students was from “a fanatic Muslim family,” and when they discovered the teaching, they first opposed it.
“But this young lady was seriously following her Christian beliefs. Things got worse, to the extent that her parents started beating her up and threatening her if she didn’t leave her faith,” the VOM report said.
“They told her, ‘If you don’t return to Islam, we will keep beating you until you die,'” VOM said….