To Biden Administration: Record of Iran’s Top “Moderate” Mullah

Jun 12, 2021 by

by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute: During Rouhani’s tenure, thousands of people were executed, including women and children. In its 2019 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty International stated: “Iran retained its place as the world’s second-most prolific executioner after China.” In total, according to official estimates of the Iranian regime, more than 4,000 people were executed in Rouahni’s two-term presidency: an average of 10 executions a week...

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Meet the World’s Fastest-Growing Evangelical Movement

Feb 9, 2021 by

By Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, The Gospel Coalition: […] While official reports still claim that 99.4 percent of Iranians practice Islam, a 2020 survey found that just 40 percent actually identify as Muslim. An even larger number—about 47 percent—said they were “nones,” atheists, spiritual, agnostic, or humanist. Another 8 percent claim Zoroastrianism, an ancient Persian religion. And a small sliver—1.5 percent—said they were Christians. “About 20 years ago, the number of Christian converts from a...

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On Iran, it’s groundhog day all over again

Jan 20, 2021 by

by Melanie Phillips: The signals point towards the Democratic party’s default of empowering evil people. When anxiety first surfaced that in Joe Biden the US would once again be led by a president who would be soft on Iran, some others attempted a positive gloss. Don’t worry, they said; in light of Iran’s appalling aggression over the past four years and the fact that the regime was now far weaker than it had been, Biden would be exceptionally stupid to cosy up to Tehran and re-empower this...

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EU Still Siding with the “World’s Worst Human Rights Abuser”

Oct 3, 2020 by

by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute: The European Union is openly siding with the ruling mullahs of Iran and attempting to scuttle US efforts to pressure the rogue regime to stop. Britain, France and Germany, on September 18, told the UN Security Council that the EU is strongly committed to ensuring the continued lifting of sanctions against the Iranian government. The three European powers added that, as far as they were concerned, even if the United States reimposes all sanctions, their...

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Light and Life for Christians in the Midst of Iran’s Darkness

Oct 3, 2020 by

by Lela Gilbert, Providence Magazine: […]  This story comes as no surprise to those familiar with Iran’s human rights record. Notorious for its outrageous cruelties, the Islamic Republic of Iran remains one of the world’s worst persecutors of religious minorities. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended in its 2020 report that the United States should “Redesignate Iran as a ‘country of particular concern,’ or CPC, for engaging in systematic, ongoing, and...

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Report suggests Iran has over a million converts to Christianity

Sep 23, 2020 by

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: In a recent survey of about 50,000 Iranians over the age of 20, a Netherlands-based secular research group found that 1.5% of respondents identify as Christian. Applied across Iran’s population of more than 80 million, the number of Christians in Iran is “without doubt in the order of magnitude of several hundreds of thousands and growing beyond a million,” the research group GAMAAN said after the study. Open Doors USA, a global persecution watchdog...

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