Yes I’m a Persian, Muslim (Sunni). I know exactly the difference between regular moderate Islam which existed in Iran for 1000 years, that was Sunni, untill the Shia ideology was enforced by extreme brutality and is still going on. People getting wrong idea about Islam being brutal, but they just lack knowledge that Shia ideology is a mutated/wrong version of islam, because it abuses politics badly!
We all know that Iran is not Arabic, but its also WRONG to just say Iranians are just Persians . . BECAUSE . .
Iranians = Persians, Kurds, Lors, Bakhtiaris, Azaris, Talysh. etc.
All those group of people make up the Iranic people, who share the same history and culture.
These are numbers from current Iranian authorities of evil mullahs :
1) 7 million Kurds Sunnis. (Btw, Kurds make up 10% of Iran’s population).
2) Sunni Persians of Fars/Shiraz make up approx. 700,000 (many ran away to Persian Gulf Countries like myself, come visit me I’ll introduce u to our community).
3) Talysh people r 1 million dominant Sunnis
4) Balochistan : 2 million Sunnis
5) Hormozgan : 1 million Sunnis.
+ some minorities in other provinces specially Khorasan/Tehran/Isfahan/Kerman.
Although most Iranians today are Shia, but here are some facts.
Kurdistan, Western Azarbaijan got majority of Sunnis (Mainly Kurds & some Azaris)
Fars, most of Southern Shiraz counties are Sunnis (Mainly Persians, I am one)
Gilan, got a minority of Sunnis.
Talysh people are dominant Sunnis.
Baloch in the south are dominant Sunnis.
Khorasan Razavi got a significant Sunni minority (Persians).
Hormozgan is mainly Sunni (mixed Arabs & Persians).
Its really sad, all those millions of Sunni Iranians, yet the current dictatorship of mullahs refuse to give us decent rights, not even to pray in our own places. Our late Shah was million times BETTER than that ugly monster khomaini.
While Sunnism was dominant in Iran, the monarchy was supported -in general-, and the pre-islamic Iranian legacy was highly appreciated, thus it was during the native Iranian sunni dynasties such as Samanids, Saffarids, Ziyarids, Taherids, Ghaznavi, all the ancient Persian legacy was revived. Ferdowsi and Roudaki were Persians and they revived the Shahnameh and many other books with the support of the Sunni authorities. But the Shias were always busy introducing Arab Shia propaganda & even today.
Anyhow, thousands of families were killed in Iran & expelled by the Safavid invaders who braught Arab shias to spread Shiasm, as Iran was almost EMPTY from those shia mullahs. - Fact. In fact, all 4 Sunni schools of Islam, adhered by 1.2 billion people in the world were actually set by Persian scholars. That is how Sunnism was absolutely dominant in Iran/Persia. Today many families in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Persian Gulf region hold Persian family names, r actually offsprings of Iranian immigrants
I’m a Sunni Persian, and believe me the Shia regime in Iran is the most brutal and very horrible, believe me it is worse than corrupted Arab regimes!! People are poor they are helpless, and all Iranians hate the iranian regime of khamenei. Inshallah Allah will help all innocent muslims and save them ya rab.
In all Muslim countries we got religion very moderated, because we take religion as an element of our life and culture, but we never take religion to control everything in our life. I’m so sorry for how this crazy extreme regime in Iran is abusing religion in an ugly way. But regardless, if the regime is doing and mis-using religion, you should not act extreme as well. Be moderate in everything in your life, and we all pray for a free Iran from this crazy regime.
Dorood bar shoma