According to Muhammad’s command and Islamic law, he should be executed. Ten years in an Iranian prison may be a slow-motion way of accomplishing just that, or it may be that the Iranians want to show the world that they’re not as bad as those Sunni Wahhabis, etc. In any case, it is noteworthy that he was sentenced for “crimes against Iranian national security” — Islamic apologists in the West, including one I just debated last week in Michigan, insist that the Islamic death penalty for apostasy no longer applies today, but only to a time when apostasy was considered treason, since the state was Islamic. The Iranian regime, by sentencing this apostate for “crimes against Iranian national security,” is showing that that mentality is alive and well today, and by no means a relic of the distant past.
“Iranian Christian sentenced to 10 years in prison,” from AGI, August 20 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Vatican, Aug 20 – An Iranian Christian convert from Islam was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “crimes against Iranian national security.” Mohammad-Hadi Bordbar, known as Mostafa from Rasht, was tried and condemned for conspiracy after distributing copies of the gospel. He was said to have confessed to leaving Islam to convert to Christianity and to distributing 12,000 pocket-sized gospels as he considered evangelism a duty, Fides news agency reported.