Iran Has Arrested Christian Leaders, Calling Them ‘A Corrupt and Deviant Current’
Disappointing news from the supposedly tolerant nation of Iran; too bad no one has ever believed that. And oh yeah, don’t forget they’re getting closer to obtaining nukes!
- Iranian state television said Wednesday that leaders of the country’s Christian minority have been arrested and accused of spreading a hard-line version of their faith.
The report did not give the number of people arrested. The group was promoting hard-line Christian views at cultural gatherings with the support of Britain, the TV reported, quoting Tehran Governor Morteza Tamadon. It did not elaborate.
Tamadon was quoted as calling the group “a corrupt and deviant current.”
A website of Iran’s political opposition reported that 60 Christians have been arrested since Christmas, including a priest taken into custody on Friday.