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Iran Escalates Attacks on Christians

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

TEHRAN, Iran (Worthy News)-- Last Christmas, the Iranian government began arresting Christians, raiding and ransacking their homes as they are taken to prison and interrogation.

Since December 26, anywhere from 100 to 600 Christians, often converts from Islam, have been detained without charge and without access to lawyers or family members for what the governor general of Tehran Province claims is their "corrupting" influence on society.

Along with Christians, other Iranian religious minorities -- Zoroastrians, Sufis and Sh'ia -- have also come under closer government scrutiny.

Reportedly, Iran's religious minorities are increasing in large numbers because many of its Muslims will no longer tolerate their government's intolerable version of Islam.

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