STPC is standing with the brave women of Iran as the regime continues to use violence to quell the revolution
October 28, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 16, Mahsa Amini, 22, a brave Iranian woman, died after she was beaten while in the custody of the Iranian regime’s “morality” police. Her crime was being in public without a proper head covering that revealed too much hair under her scarf. Amini’s death brought protestors into the street across Iran in all major cities, uniting ethnic groups across the country that have been previously at odds with each other.
This past week, 40 days after her brutal death, Mahsa’s mother posted a tribute on Facebook to her beautiful, courageous daughter:
“You are the love [of] your father, mother and brother. You left us but suddenly a thousand windows opened from a thousand sides of the world. Thousands of candlesticks were colored in your name. Thousands and thousands of trees were planted in the ground as tall as you. You [are] not here to see that a nation of every race and land in the name of Iran [sympathizes] with us and became our voice to keep alive your memory.”
Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), an international coalition designed to raise awareness of the realities millions of Christians around the world are facing, is informing and publicizing the need to support the protests. A free must-see STPC webinar with an extraordinary expert panel can be viewed here on demand.
“This is a moment of incredible courage on the part of Iran’s young women,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director for Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC). “One would think women everywhere would take up their cause to stand with them in solidarity. Instead, politicians, the media, and Western feminists have mostly ignored the protests.”
After 43 years of brutal oppression, the people of Iran say, “Enough is enough!” Chanting “Death to Khomeini,” these brave women — and the men standing with them — demand an end to the Islamic regime in power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. These are the largest protests since 2009, when then President Barack Obama failed to support the protests. They have been led mostly by young women in more than 100 cities and towns and even at Evin Prison, the death and torture chamber for political dissidents, which was allegedly set on fire last week by protestors within its walls.
The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.
With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, such as Christians in Iran, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution — Soviet Jews — by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemicallythe suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.