6 Young Iranians Arrested for Being “Happy”Posted: May 27, 2014
In a recent video posted on YouTube that has gone viral, two universal truths concerning the state of Iran is beautifully illustrated simultaneously:
- The youth of Iran is vibrant, energetic, playful and longing for ways to express themselves…just like youth around the world.
- The government of Iran is bent on squashing any form of individualism and expression of free thought, regardless of how innocent it may be.
All told, six young people were arrested for making a playful video to the popular song, “Happy.” Five have since been released, with the director of the video continuing to be imprisoned for his crimes.
Please join me in praying for the youth of Iran. Pray that the Lord will use them to transform Iran into a Christian nation in this generation. Pray that they will not lose heart, not lose hope and not lose their zeal for life in the midst of their dire circumstances.