The Dubious Dream of Saeed Abedini
“American Pastor Saeed Abedini was held for three-and-a-half years in an Iranian prison for sharing his Christian beliefs. During that time, he was beaten, tortured and pressured by Iranian officials to deny his faith, but he refused.”
So shouts the opening sentence of yet another article from Christian media propping up it’s favorite martyr in residence.
“Millions saw me as I became a witness for Christ for more than 1,200 days and nights in brutal Iranian prisons.”says Abedini.
This article comes as Abedini has concocted a new addition to his narrative, a “prophetic dream” that foretold his imprisonment and heroism for the cause of Christ.
It also comes on the heels of a report in the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. Government delivered 400 million dollars to Iran on the day of his release.
The problem with this new narrative is the same as with the old one… it may not be true.
We have the testimony of his wife that he had access to a cell phone and engaged in long conversations with her, in between watching movies and surfing porn.
When I directly questioned him about torture, he repeatedly told me that it was for the first six months.
Do these previously published pictures then accurately show the last two and a half years?
Why, if he was so brutally tortured, was he in such good health when released?
Where is all the money that was raised by his wife while he was imprisoned, quite possibly under false pretenses and gross exaggerations?
Why are bloggers the only outlets asking these questions?