Iran’s government reportedly imprisoned, harassed and discriminated against more people for their religious beliefs in 2
Iran continues to engage in “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom, including prolonged det
Among 197 countries, Iran ranked sixth in restricting freedom of religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
On Sept. 10, the State Department applauded Iran’s release of a Christian Pastor who was sentenced to death for apostasy in 2010.
On July 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released its annual International Religious Freedom Report, which highlighted serious human rights violations in Iran.
The Islamists Are Coming
The Islamists Are Coming, edited by Robin Wright, surveys the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring. Often lumped together, the more than 50 Islamist parties with millions of followers now constitute a whole new spectrum—separate from either militants or secular parties. They will shape the new order in the world’s most volatile region more than any other political bloc. Yet they have diverse goals and different constituencies. Sometimes they are even rivals.