The Qur'an is the highest authority in Islam. The Bible is recognized in the Qur'an, but since it has been "corrupted" it is not a holy book, but just another series of stories about another cultrue in another time. Bibles are not allowed in a lrage number of Islamic countries, it is feared the words inside will corrupt those who hear them, and thus it is to be banned from circulation. Nothing is to question Islam, nothing is to challenge Islam. They are afraid of God and Jesus replacing Muhammad and Allah, and any religion which refuses to be confronted equally has no strength to stand on.
Thousands of Bibles have been taken and arrests have been made. All because of a fear that Jesus will be found to be better than Muhammad. Rightly so, because Jesus is better than Muhammad. It is no wonder that Muslims have a easy time converting to Christianity, once you experience the "love" of Muhammad the love of Jesus comes naturally because it is real.
From AINA August 17
Iran Seizes 6,500 Bibles to Stop 'Deceiving' Christian Missionaries
Iran has seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest Iran in what appears to be the latest crackdown by Iranian authorities against Christianity in the country.
Few details are known about the seizure, however, Christian news agency, Mohabat News, reports that Dr. Majid Abhari, adviser to the social issues committee of the parliament in Iran stated, "These missionaries with reliance on huge money and propaganda are trying to deviate our youth."
In a government interview with Mehr news agency, Abhari explained that the Bibles were taken because of governmental concerns that Christian missionaries mean to "deceive" young Iranians with "false propaganda."
"The important point in this issue that should be considered by intelligence, judicial and religious agencies is that all religions are strengthening their power to confront Islam, otherwise what does this huge number of Bibles mean?" he told Mehr.
According to persecution advocacy group, Voice of the Martyrs, missionary work is banned in Iran, though Christian conversion has been growing in the majority Islamic country in recent years.
Conversion from Islam to another religion, known as apostasy, is also a crime in Iran, and offenders are often arrested and tried in court. Recent legislation is aiming to have the crime of apostasy punishable by death.
Muhammad says the punishment for conversion away from Islam is death so there is no need to make a law. All tney have to do is enforce sharia law.
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