Governed by Shia Islamic law and Vilayat-e Faqih, Iran is one of the most repressive regimes on earth.
Who, he asks, “using the language of Islam, would present it as the religion of killing, violence, whips, extortion and injustice?” Unrelated: Iran recently sentenced two poets to 99 lashes each, and has under Rouhani’s leadership executed thousands of his political opponents.
Half a million Christians in Iran are murderously oppressed for their faith. Nearly all Iranians of all faiths are denied religious freedom of conscience.
Congress awards money seized from an Iranian-linked bank to the 1979 hostages. Nothing is done for current hostage Jason Rezaian, who has already been held longer than that.
Leaders of both parties in the US Congress agree, as the British Parliament holds a joint session to consider Iran’s role in terror and human rights abuses.