Christmas in Iran
ISFAHAN, Jan. 1 (MNA) –The Iranian Christian minority in Isfahan and Tehran celebrated the New Year’s Day on Thursday, Jan. 1 2013 during a religious ceremony in churches.Islam has called Muslims to respect the rights of religious minorities in countries with a Muslim majority, and in Iran, Muslims have had peaceful relations with Christians and Jews.
Religious minorities enjoy full freedom in practice of their religious ceremonies, while Saudi Arabia, ruled by Wahhabism and Salafism (instances of false innovations in Islam), has forbidden its people from congratulating the New Year, let alone allowing minorities observance of their ceremonies.
Syrian terrorists, backed by Saudi Arabia, have displayed cruelty toward Syria’s Christian minority. In addition to FSA terrorists’ brutally slaughtering of a Syrian citizen and throwing his head before dogs, one of their leaders had rejoiced for having killed 100 Christians.
The Salafist reading of Islam has been a favorite of the US for its fanatic atrocities. The US has always supported these groups and Saudi Arabia to show a false and harsh image of Islam.