Syndicated NewsIran Regime Plans to Forcibly Turn Tehran Assyrian Church Grounds Into Mosque
http://www.ncr-iran.org Posted 2016-01-03 06:31 GMT
Authorities in Tehran are planning to transform illegally-confiscated church grounds into an 'Islamic prayer center.'
The land belonging to the Iranian Assyrian community's Chaldean Catholic Church in Tehran's Patrice Lumumba Street (in Western Tehran) was illegally confiscated two years ago under the pretext of constructing an Islamic prayer hall and the authorities have refused to hand it back, a member of the regime's Majlis (Parliament) was quoted as saying by the state-run newspaper Sharq on Wednesday, December 30.
Repeated complaints about the illegal confiscation of the church grounds have fallen on deaf ears despite repeated pleas by the representatives of the Christian minority, said Jonathan Bet-Kelia, a member of the regime's Majlis.[...]
Under the banner of Shiite Islam, the ruling clerics have systematically suppressed people of different faiths and even denied the minority Sunni Muslim population their basic rights.On July 29 (2015), the regime destroyed a Sunni prayer hall in the capital Tehran.