Monday, August 26, 2013

Wife of American Pastor persecuted in Iran "disappointed that President Obama has chosen to remain silent"

“I am disappointed that as a country that was founded on religious freedom, our government has been awkwardly silent as an American citizen is wasting away in an Iranian prison because he chose to practice his religion. My husband is serving 8 years in the notorious Evin prison and facing daily threats and abuse. And yet, my President, President Obama, has not spoken a word about him. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic speech defending freedom by Dr. Martin Luther King, a brave American who gave his life to fight for the freedom that is so fundamental to our way of life, I am extremely disappointed that President Obama has chosen to remain silent on this critical human and religious rights case of an American imprisoned in Iran.”
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American Christian pastor, who has been held in Iran in the notroriously brutal Evin Prison since September 2012. Saeed Abedini traveled to Iran to visit his family and continue his work to build an orphanage in the city of Rasht. He has been tortured and beaten while in prison in Tehran. Sadly, the Obama administration has remained notably lethargic and strangely silent while a host of innocent American citizens languished, and continue to languish, in foreign prisons under the directives of evil, corrupt and brutal officials. Meanwhile - because the Obama administration - with the collaboration of its sycophantic allies in the mainstream media - continues its policy of silence - the plight, and identities, of many of these detainees remain largely unknown to the American public.