(Reported By World Watch Monitor) Thousands of Iranian asylum-seekers across Europe are turning to Christianity, though observers are not convinced that all claims of conversion are genuine. A BBC documentary, Our World: Praying for Asylum, tells the story of a number of Iranian asylum-seekers in the Netherlands who say they have become Christians and would be exposed to persecution if they were deported. Iranian-born church leader Masoud Mohammad Amin, who founded Cyrus Church, one of largest

Iranian churches in Europe, said he had baptized thousands of Iranians, from the streets of Paris to Turkey. “We didn’t have an Iranian church; we didn’t have Iranian hymns; we didn’t have anyone to tell us about Iran’s role in the Bible… We needed a church with Persian culture,” he said. READ MORE