In Iran, Christians Considered a “National Security” Threat Because of Their ‘Dangerous’ Beliefs
As the name indicates, the Islamic Republic of Iran is an officially Muslim country with a high percentage of its population adhering to the religion of Islam. Largely because of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the power given to Islamic clerical authority, religious minorities have faced significant persecution at the hands of the country’s version of Shia Sharia law.
One of these groups happens to be Christians, who according to Open Doors numbers around 450,000 people (likely a conservative estimate) – in a country with a total population around 80 million. Even though the Christian Church is underground (ex. people’s homes) in Iran, the Iranian authorities still feel the need to crackdown on Christian believers. One case involves the arrest of four Christians, the UK’s Express reports – READ MORE