Iran’s Oddly Selective Crackdown on Christians

Iran tolerates some Christians but not others—and converting from Islam can cost you your life.

Santa Claus is a familiar face in Tehran this time of year, at least in the neighborhoods where people have enough money to share the excitement of Christmas shopping.

But many of those in Iran wanting to share the Gospel have been living this season in fear, painfully aware that anyone working to win converts to Christianity, and those Muslims who embrace its message of salvation, may find themselves charged by the Islamic Republic with nebulous religious and secular crimes, some of which carry the death penalty.

Justin Trudeau loves Iran, remember that.