Arrest of a Group of Iranian Christians in Tehran in a 'sting' operation

{josquote}[Ayatollah Khamenei] warned his followers of the dangers of the rapid growth and expansion of home-based churches, surpassing the dangers of Baha’i and other mystical sects, as the new threat to the Islamic regime.{/josquote}

TEHRAN, IRAN (ANS) -- During the festive season of Christmas and the Christian New Year, several Iranian Christians were, in a coordinated sting operation, arrested by the security and intelligence officers of the Ministry of Information.

Reports received by the Iranian Christian News Agency, Mohabat News (, indicate that on Sunday, December 26, 2010, during the festive season when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and welcome the arrival of the New Year, several Iranian Christians, in a pre-planned and coordinated sting operation, were arrested individually at their residences by the security intelligence agents of the Ministry of Information.

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