‘another picture from peaceful islam’

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:41-42

Officers seize Christians from their home, leaving ill 4-year-old girl unattended. – Compass Direct News



Picture: Compass Direct News: A Christian source in Iran said that 28-year-old Tina Rad was charged with “activities against the holy religion of Islam” for reading the Bible with Muslims in her home in east Tehran and trying to convert them.

Persecution from without:

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Compass Direct News) – “Security police officials in Tehran this month tortured a newly converted couple and threatened to put their 4-year-old daughter in an institution after arresting them for holding Bible studies and attending a house church. – Compass Direct News

Persecution from within:

Following their arrest, the husband and wife also suffered at the hands of family and area Muslims.

In order to make the bail payments, Arya obtained financial help from his father – on the condition that he promise to divorce his wife.

“So he did [promise], and now of course he refuses to divorce,” the source said. “So his father gave him an ultimatum. There is discrimination even in the family against them.” – Compass Direct News

This could never happen in America, or will it?

The couple would forfeit their bail and their freedom if secret religious police catch them engaged in Christian activities, they were told in the court before their release.

“They were tortured psychologically and physically,” the source said. “There are a lot of blue places on their bodies. Tina can’t walk well and is very ill, and her husband Makan is still very shocked.”

The couple was arrested after a relative of Arya informed security police of the couple’s Christian activities. According to the friend of the couple, officers confiscated their personal computer, satellite dish and television set, as well as all books, videos, CDs, DVDs and even a photo album. – Compass Direct News

Tina Rad, Makan Arya, and daughter Odzhan…… living in the shadow of the cross.

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are living in the midst of ‘peaceful Islam’.



  1. Please pray for them.
    God bless you

  2. Yes Josef, thanks for reading and commenting. The persecution is not only coming from the Muslim front. I read an article this past week where Messianic Christians are undergoing persecution in Jerusalem. The persecution by the Hindu is being turned up against our brothers and sisters in India.

    We see all of religion increasing their attack against the gospel of our Lord as the day for His return draws near. Not sure what religion will fuel the persecution in America, but it will most assuredly come. My contention has always been the same “pray for them”, because one day they will be praying for us in America.

    God Bless my friend.

    • Brother Malachi,
      I heared that this familie hace scaped from Iran and now are living in a free world,

      God bless you

      • Greetings Josef and thank you for sharing this good news with our readers. We have seen a lot of things going on in Iran over the last month and surely it continues to not only be an opposition to democracy but Christianity as well. When you say they “are living in a free world” I am concerned that we see this free world getting smaller with each passing day. Even in the states we see an anti-Christ spirit that is becoming more prevalent. Even our own government is becoming a tool of opposition, but this should not surprise us if we have ears to hear what the Spirit saith.

        God bless you my friend for giving us this update and may He continue to meet the need of all of our brothers and sisters like Tina Rad and her family that are feeling the fire of persecution simply for trusting the Christ.

        Peace my friend

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