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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Iran shuts down historitic 100-year-old church, removes all cross - Media is silent to avoid damaging Islam's image

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Forces, which are designated by the US as a terrorist organization stormed a historitic 100-year-old church, officially recognized as a national heritage site in Iran, on Thursday, May 9, changed all the locks, tore down the cross from the church tower, and ordered the churchwarden to leave,” Article 18, a non-profit organization based in London announced. The group's stated goal is the protection and promotion of religious freedom in Iran.
The church was located in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran and it belonged to the Assyrian community.
Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Assyrian community in Iran totaled approximately 200,000 people. However, since then many have fled and in 2015 only 32,000 Assyrians were left in the country, mostly in Tehran, most of them experience daily persecution by the vicious Sharia police.
Iran is cracking down on freedom of religion, but the media and the UN are silent in order to avoid damaging to the image of Islam.