From Michael Brown at Town hall:
But there’s something else going on in Iran that could well be playing an important role in the rising Iranian discontent.
It’s something that has been building and growing under the surface and behind closed doors. And it remains one of the best kept secrets in the world, despite occasional media reports in the last few years: Iranian Muslims are converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace.
I’ve heard this firsthand from Iranian converts. I’ve heard it firsthand from Christian leaders who have worked with these converts inside and outside of Iran. And I’ve heard it from missiologists whose job it is to track such things.
And it’s reminiscent of the conversion of tens of millions of Chinese behind the cover of the Bamboo Curtain. Missiologists were reporting it for years before the rest of the world found out about it. Now, it is an open secret, leading to headlines like this, from April 14, 2014, in the UK Telegraph: “China on course to become ‘world’s most Christian nation’ within 15 years. The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America.” More.
Reality check: If the Iranian Christians can succeed in overthrowing the mullah-o-cracy, maybe they can help us deal with rampant progressivism, while there is a civilization left here.
See also: Acton Institute wonders: Is Iran promoting socialism in Spain? Spain’s birth rate is now so low (1.32 births per woman (2015)) that it probably won’t matter what their politics are. Someone else’s kids will inherit Spain and make their own rules.
American media silent on Iran protests because they have lost the ability to cover news.
Never forget that the current purveyors of mainstream media might fancy a role as the virtuous PR for a police state for themselves. Popular revolutions against establishment media are just deplorable.