Letter to the Editor:
The author of your recent article on Iran is uninformed, misinformed or deliberately attempting to mislead your readers.
I could write an entire article on the many problems in his report but please permit me to briefly focus on why Christians should support regime change in Iran.
Your author made the statement, "Iran is presently caught in an internal tug-of-war between a pro-reform, democratically elected government and a conservative, anti-American clergy that wields significant political power."
What he fails to tell your readers is in fact it is no longer a tug of war between two groups. The vast majority of Iranians do not support either the so-called reformist or conservative movements. This can be clearly seen by any careful observer of the events in Iran. In their last election the people of Iran chose not to participate in the election (approximately 10% of potential voters participated in their last elections in Tehran).
The reason for their lack participation in the elections is due to their belief that it would only legitimize an illegitimate government. They do not have free elections. All candidates must first be vetted by the ruling hard line conservatives. So the people of Iran do not have a real choice in selecting their leaders. They want that choice.
The vast majority of Iranians want a true democracy. They are angry that thousands of their journalists and students are imprisoned for seeking real change in their government.
The Iranian government is a cruel and dangerous regime and all those who care for human rights must not stand silent as these brave men and women suffer under such a regime.
The negotiations the author of your article supports is opposed by the majority of Iranians. Instead they plead with America to halt all such negotiations and provide moral support (not military) in their struggle.
The people of Iran understand that if the world community stands with them against the regime and stops all financial support for it, it will crumble and the people may finally have an opportunity to experience the freedoms we take for granted.
We need to support these efforts not undercut them. The article you published reflects the position of the Iranian regime that is attempting to crush its opposition. Please rethink your position.
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