October 20, 2022
Why Christians worldwide should support the protests in IranBack to All
by Farhad Rezaei, Senior Research Fellow
On September 16, 2022, the Islamic Republic’s “chastity police” arrested Mahsa Amini for not wearing the mandatory dress code. Mahsa died in custody after being beaten; her death inspired millions of Iranians, including Iranian Christians, to rise up against the theocratic dictatorship and change the regime.
Millions of people around the world responded with outrage against the brutal treatment of Iranian citizens. The Christians among them have a special burden because their brethren in Iran have been harshly oppressed since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the new regime, had a dim view of Christianity…