Persecution continues against Christians overseas as reports are now indicating that a professed Christian Mother and her Son were just arrested and their bibles seized in a new wave of persecution coming out of Iran. CBN News reports that Sani, a senior studying psychology, and his mother, converted from Islam to Catholicism and were both baptized in Turkey in August of 2006. Sani reportedly viewed Christian satellite TV channels and spent much time online reading Christians books and other materials to strengthen his faith. Eliot Assoudeh, an Iranian-American academic at University of Nevada, told Fox News this “is very sad and concerning, especially as they both are dealing with health issues.
It’s been more than two weeks that Iranian authorities have not provided any news on them.” This report follows the recent reports coming out of Britain where three British street preachers was charged with public order offenses for preaching the gospel and offending bystanders. And then there was China where reports indicated that over 80 Christians were arrested for worshiping at underground house churches across the Chinese region of Xinjiang. This comes as a result of the recent crackdowns on Christianity that occurred around the Lunar New Year holiday in late January.