“The Iranian Islamic regime is highly concerned about the growing tendency towards Christianity among Iranians which has now reached the authorities, officials and their family members whether inside or outside the country,” Mohabat News reports.
4/24/2012 Iran (Mohabat News) – The Iranian Islamic regime is highly concerned about the growing tendency towards Christianity among Iranians which has now reached the authorities, officials and their family members whether inside or outside the country.
Mohabat News obtained reports and reviews by experts and Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News, show that Christianity is growing increasingly among Iranians, especially among the armed forces.
According to Iranian laws, non-Muslims are not allowed to be employed in any armed forces. In addition, it is mentioned in the employment conditions that the employee should believe and have a practical commitment to the Supreme Leader and also should believe in the Islamic Revolution and the regime of the Islamic Republic. The laws state that these conditions are binding. Failure in any one of these conditions can result in the punishment and exile of the violator.
After the Islamic revolution of 1979 in Iran and the establishment of the Revolutionary Guard as an ideological and military wing, the other military organizations lost their position and became passive. The lasting fear of senior authorities of the regime was of a coup and a rebellion by the military forces, caused them to be ideologically under pressure and the regime’s surveillance. Thus, an organization was formed called, “the conscience and politic organization” to accomplish that objective.
Although news on military organizations are not reflected in the media regarding the ideologically closed atmosphere ruling on armed forces, suffice it to say that Muslim cleric Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi, the representative of the Assembly of Experts and a former representative of the Supreme Leader in the army, who was also a parliamentary candidate, was disqualified according to Section one of Article 28 of the constitution for not having a “practical commitment to Islam and the regime” which this article requires for parliamentary candidates!
However, the reports indicate that despite this limitation “Christianity” is growing among military personnel and their family members. It is only because of their sensitive situation that few news reports about this are leaking out.
The situation of Christian staff within the armed forces, however, is concerning. Because of their job, they can never apply for a passport and so they have to leave the country via underground means for fear of their lives.
“Farhad” is an officer in the Iranian navy who got to know Christianity during some missions abroad. He says that despite all the dangers, he goes to church whenever he goes on a mission abroad. If the situation is appropriate he also brings as many “Gospels” back as he can to give away to his family and friends in Iran.