Could the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Days Be Numbered?

Written by Andrew Linn on March 2, 2020

Recently the number of Covid-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus) cases in Iran has increased to over 200, with 26 of those cases being fatal, although some sources claim that the death toll is actually higher. One of the people to die from the coronavirus is Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar, the “screaming woman” from the Iranian Revolution who became the spokesperson for the Islamic fundamentalists who invaded the American Embassy and took its personnel as hostages. Meanwhile, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi has also been infected, as well as several members of the Iranian Parliament.

Such a situation means that Iran has the most coronavirus cases after China, and it’s still unclear how the coronavirus outbreak originated, although it appears to have originated in a Chinese Level 4 microbiology lab near the Wuhan food market. Perhaps it was the result of China and Iran experimenting with biological weapons, but if that was the case then it appears the experiment had backfired.
At any rate, the outbreak in Iran might indeed be worse than what its government says due to both corruption and incompetence among that same government which is notorious for spreading the Islamic Revolution across the globe. In addition, the health facilities are inadequate.

But the coronavirus outbreak is not the only situation occurring in Iran. The number of Muslims converting to Christianity has increased, despite risking the death penalty for apostasy and the regime’s efforts to prevent such conversions by cracking down on Christian missionaries and requiring one’s religion to be included on their identification cards.

The number of people in Iran converting from Islam to Christianity varies. Some say it’s in the hundreds of thousands. Others say it’s in the millions. Some even say that as much as 70% of the population has rejected Islam.

Meanwhile, the people of Iran have demonstrated their desire for freedom, from the women protesting by removing their hijabs to the demonstrations in the aftermath of the Iranians shooting down a Ukrainian airliner.

Other factors that suggest the Islamic Republic’s days might be numbered include the death of General Soleimani, the death of one of his associates in late January (who was killed by two unidentified men on a motorcycle), and two attacks against government forces during January.

Thus, it could only be a matter of time for the Islamic Republic to come crashing down.

Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.