Jewish Journal

Iran burns 300 Bibles and seizes thousands more

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 21, 2011 | 1:42 pm

Rob Kerby of Beliefnet reports that Iran has seized about 6,500 Bibles and burned 300 more:

Dr. Majid Abhari, adviser to the social issues committee of the parliament in Iran, told the official Iranian news agency, Mehr, “With regard to the activities of these Christian missionaries to deceive people specially youngsters, they have begun a huge campaign by spending huge sums and false propaganda for deviating the public. These books were made with the best paper in the world in pocket size.”

“The important point in this issue that should be considered by intelligence, judicial and religious agencies,” said Abhari, according to Mohabat News, “is that all religions are strengthening their power to confront Islam, otherwise what does this huge number of Bibles mean?”

That’s the Democratic Republic of Iran for you. Last month Iran’s supreme court upheld a death sentence for a Christian who allegedly had converted from Islam. Obviously, they are going to summarily remove copies of the Bible.

Read the rest here.

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