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 arrested on Friday.
Every day, anti-Christian Islamic fundamentalists continue down the road toward their goal of eradicating Christianity in the Middle East.