Iranian protesters set fire to Republic’s founder’s home
On November 17th, Iranian protesters set fire to the childhood home of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s Islamic Republic’s founder. This serves as a symbol of the protester’s resistance to the Islamic republic itself.
The home has been a museum for the past 30 years since Khomeini’s death in 1989, and yet officials in Iran deny the fire occurred altogether despite there being video evidence of the event. Christians in Iran have been suppressed, imprisoned, tortured, and killed while under the radical Islamic Regime in Iran. ICC Persecutor of the year was given to the current supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and this was written about him,
“As Grand Ayatollah of Iran, Ali Khamenei controls every aspect of Iranian life and uses harsh tactics to restrict Christians. Khamenei, who serves as the country’s Supreme Leader, allows the torture and execution of many Iranian Christians.
Those found attempting to share their faith or worship in a house church are often arrested and sent to the notorious Evin Prison, known for its brutality and torture of prisoners.”