On Oct 21., Abedini posted an update on his Facebook page announcing that he had just voted for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump — and that, more importantly, Trump had donated $10,000 to his family while he was locked up in Iran.
“I am finally free in a free country,” he wrote. “Last year on the same day I was sick and in chains for Christ, and now I can vote to choose my next president.”
“And most amazingly, I can vote for someone that I know fought for me and called my name so many times,” he continued. “He met my family and gave them a $10,000 gift.”
He added that unlike Trump, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton had never once either mentioned him or contacted his family.
“As a woman who says she stands for women’s rights when she was foreign minister, she never contacted my mom, wife, sister or my daughter,” he wrote. “She never did anything to help when I was in prison as an American pastor who was detained in Iran as a hostage.”
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In another post published two days later, this one about the relation between King Cyrus of Persia and Trump, the pastor added these three powerful words: “Vote for Trump.”
He also explained how God had chosen King Cyrus to “save Israel” (see the Old Testament book of Ezra) — and how he was now doing the same with Trump.
“Yahweh used (the king) mightily in history as the king of Persia to save Israel,” he wrote. “Persia or Arian was the first country in history to support Israel. While the United States is the most powerful empire in the world, there is a spiritual lesson here standing with Israel.”
“Donald Trump supports Israel,” he added. “Although giving lip service in order to appeart (sic) politically correct, Hillary Clinton does not.”
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