Here is something encouraging.
The Manchester Guardian has noted persecution of Christians, and others, in Iran. Encouraging that the Guardian notices.
I suspect this is another reason for us to maintain our own standards on this issue, a sort of light to the nations. On the other hand, I am not too open to complaints from the Near and Middle East about Muslims being mistreated in the US. I think, comparatively, they do very well here. On the other other hand, that is not an excuse for us to not be working hard on the issue of religious freedom for ourselves. With some politicians playing 52 card pickup with the First Amendment these days it is good to point out all its important parts.
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff