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Iranian Pastor May Soon Face Death for Converting to Christianity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- A pastor in Iran could face death within days for renouncing Islam and bringing others to the Christian faith.

Youcef Nadarkhani, a convert to Christianity, has reportedly received his final execution order.  The American Center for Law and Justice says he is in imminent danger, with a rising chance his sentence will be carried out.

The case had stalled for months after a global outcry.  The White House and a Congressional resolution have both called for Nadarkhani's release.

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Controversial Florida Pastor Banned from Entering Britain

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LONDON) -- Controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones has been officially banned from entering Britain.

The British government maintains it opposes extremism in all its forms and barring Terry Jones, it says, is for the public good.

When asked if he considers himself to be an extremist, the preacher told the BBC, "definitely not."

Jones, who advocated burning a Koran last fall, had been invited to the U.K. to address a right-wing group about what he sees as the 'Islamification of Britain.'

A government spokesman said coming to Britain is a privilege, not a right.

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