Minnesota: Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor May Face Trial Next Month for Sharing Testimony at Mall of America

Source: Refugee Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor Ramin Parsa May Face Trial Next Month After Being Arrested For Sharing His Testimony in Minnesota

Ramin Parsa, the former Muslim Christian pastor and refugee from Iran who was arrested for trespassing after sharing his testimony at the Mall of America (MOA) in August, faces a pre-trial hearing on December 11 and a formal trial shortly thereafter, unless prosecutors drop the charges.

Parsa’s lawyer attended a hearing on Election Day and laid out his case. “He explained to the prosecutors our side of the story, they asked for witnesses, he presented the witnesses, they gave a pre-trial for December 11,” Parsa, a pastor at Redemptive Love Ministries International in Los Angeles, Calif., told PJ Media on Tuesday.

“If they don’t drop the charges, then it goes to trial,” he added. As for witnesses, the two men who went to the mall with him have agreed to testify, as have all the members of the church where he was preaching at the time.

In an interview with PJ Media, Parsa recapped the story.

“On Saturday, August 25, I was speaking at a church. After the church service, one of the elders and his 14-year-old son offered to show me the biggest mall in North America,” he explained.

“We went to the mall, randomly ran into some Somalis, we had a random conversation. They asked me where I’m from,” Parsa said. “I told them, and the conversation led to whether I was a Muslim or not. I replied, ‘I used to be but I’m a Christian now.’ They asked me, ‘Why did you change?'”

While he was giving his testimony, “another woman who was not part fo the conversation went and complained to the security. The guard came, he said, ‘You can’t solicit here.’ I told them we were not soliciting. He just said, ‘Bye,’ and walked away.”

After Parsa, the pastor, and his son grabbed some coffee, “three guards were waiting for me and said, ‘You must leave now.’ I asked why. They said, ‘You’re soliciting.’ I said, ‘No, we are not.’ I was explaining to them that I’m from out of state, I’m here as a guest, I’m here to see the mall.”

“That’s when they grabbed my coffee, handcuffed me, and took me to the underground mall jail,” he recalled. “They patted me down, handcuffed me to a metal chair that was bolted to the ground. They refused to give me water, refused to let me go to the restroom except right before the police came. When I was taken to jail after 3 hours, I was hungry and thirsty.”

“Police didn’t even ask me what happened — they just read what the mall told them,” Parsa told PJ Media. He even had to bail himself out.

Parsa is no stranger to religious persecution. “I’ve gone through this before — in Muslim countries I was arrested for passing out Bibles,” the pastor told PJ Media in September. “I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee.”

“When I became a Christian, I was stabbed, I ran away from Iran. I went to Turkey for two years as a refugee. We had a church and we were passing out Bibles. I was arrested,” Parsa recounted. He mentioned Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who was charged with terrorism in Turkey before being released. “They thought the American government was paying us to pass out bibles. I said I wish they would,” he remarked, wryly.

When at last he came to America, he was relieved. “With tears in my eyes, I was so thankful to be in America, where I can express myself, nobody can stop me or oppress me for my faith… and then this happened to me,” Parsa said.

“I didn’t expect that would happen in America. As a citizen in America, I have rights. They denied my basic rights.”

When Parsa posted about the ordeal on Facebook, the government of Iran arrested his cousin for handing out Bibles.

During the pre-trial hearing next month, prosecutors should listen closely to Parsa and to his witnesses. Rather than charging this refugee pastor with trespassing, they should bring charges against the Mall of America.

As the pastor told PJ Media, “These things might happen in other countries, oppressive dictatorships, but not in America.”


More on his arrest at our previous post:  Ex-Muslim Turned Pastor Arrested For Speaking to Muslims at the Mall of America in Minnesota (VIDEO).

The video in that post was removed by Youtube but his description of the events is available here (click to watch on his Facebook page): https://www.facebook.com/ramin.parsa.7/videos/2727476950611392/

14 thoughts on “Minnesota: Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor May Face Trial Next Month for Sharing Testimony at Mall of America

  1. Years ago the Minnesota adage was both the land of ten thousand lakes and due to Democratic rule ten thousand taxes and regulations. Those my friends were the good old days gone yet never forgotten. Today the gopher state has become the almost Sharia and the land of ten thousand Islamist. The educational industrial complex and the ministry of propaganda and obfuscation aka leftist media establishments have become indoctrination and rethinking camps. To and insult to injuries,injustices and blatant fascist Jew hating the recently elected,legally or not,attorney general Keith Dawa Ellison further usurps individual rights,due process and sovereignties’ of the population” the fifth Callum” or” grand deception” in this suit wearing jihadists plans for gradualism,wife beating,female genital mutilation Sharia

  2. I am extremely proud of the fact that I was a part of breaking this story in August, nationally.

    Great work! Keep it up..

    This is a national disgrace, and of course, and that story must begin with what is so terribly wrong with Minnesota today..

    Minnesota has lost its way, big time. Minnesota has no honor..

  3. Ilhan Omar has just been elected to Congress. she will begin in January. She is Somali, married her brother to bring him here, won’t answer questions about FGM, believes in sharia Law. The plan is for these people to take over the US. That means those of us who do not believe on Allah will be removed. People need to wake up. The same thing is happening in Michigan. What is being done to stop this?

    • Islam will need a lot more than Illian Omar and Kieth Ellison to remove Americans. The USA has 90 guns per 100 Americans. Some ppl may hesitate to use a firearm for protection. But I’m willing to bet the vast majority would not IF their family’s safety was at risk. The ex Muslim pastor needs to take his case to the Supreme Court IF that’s what’s it takes! And sue Mall of America for broke. The US constitution is the law of the land. To hell w/Ellison and Omar. Sharia law will lose in the Supreme Court everytime! Especially with Presudent Trump stacking Supreme Court with judges who are constitutionalist. Thank God.

  4. I would LOVE to see this go to higher courts. Evidently the Mall of America is considering religious speech “soliciting” – right up there with selling goods unlicensed at the Mall. I really don’t think SCOTUS would look to kindly on their interpretation of “soliciting”. The woman who reported it was some witch who is anti-Christian and just can’t stand hearing anyone speaking about it. I’d bet on it.

  5. Something tells me that Ramin Parsa is a Christian pastor because someone prayed for him. Pray for your enemy to come to know Jesus. You will be surprised at what happens.

  6. Pingback: Minnesota: Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor May Face Trial Next Month for Sharing Testimony at Mall of America | Creeping Sharia – Melvin Charles McDowell, Member of PA Republican State Committee, Representing Bedford County

  7. These states vote the Democratic Traitors in office. That what the people of these states get Muslim extremists communists and socialists taking over. The greatest country in the world is slowly deteriorating with lawlessness and corruption. I feel sorry for the younger generation!
    How I miss the good old days where America was great!

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