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Podcast: Interview with Iranian Christian activist on persecution of Christians in Iran


 


By Esra’a (Bahrain)


 


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In a podcast, Iranian Christian activist Firouz Khanjani describes to Mideast Youth “the limitations of freedom, harassments, arrests and mass exodus of Christians from Iran.”


 


8/13/2010 Iran (Mideast Youth) – Our latest podcast on Mideast Youth features an interview with a Christian Iranian activist, Firouz Khanjani, whose brother, a pastor, was arrested twice this year in Iran. In the podcast Firouz describes the persecution Christians suffer in Iran, the limitations of freedom, harassments, arrests and mass exodus of Christians from Iran as a result. According to Firouz, the Iranian regime maintains a policy of “religious Apartheid” toward religious minorities in Iran like the Christians, Baha’is and Zoroastrians, amongst others. Firouz said that before people in the Middle East protest against discrimination of Muslims in the public sphere of Western countries (e.g. the niqab ban in France), they must offer religious freedom to discriminated religious minorities in their own countries.


 


[click here to play the podcast or see the transcript]