Iran’s Hypocrisy on Persecution

Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, perhaps Saudi Arabia’s most famous Shi‘ite scholar and a man who has professed non-violence even as urging Shi‘ites to protest in order to achieve basic rights and equality, reinforces the fact that religious persecution is alive and well in the 21st Century. The ideology that led to Nimr’s beheading isn’t that different than that which drives the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) in its bloodlust against Shi‘ites and non-Muslims.

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Iran’s Hypocrisy on Persecution

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