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Four Reasons Why Iran Is Worse than the Islamic State


Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on March 20, 2016 shows him shows him giving a speech during the celebrations of Noruz, the Persian New Year, in the northeast holy city of Mashhad

The Islamic State (ISIS) is a gang of thugs who glory in their sadism, videoing their beheadings of their captives,taunting gays with tweets of #LoveWins accompanying photos of their executions of gays, and boasting of their plans to bring about imminent mass murder and destruction inside the United States

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The Islamic Republic of Iran, on the other hand, is a major player in Middle Eastern and global politics, courted by the Obama administration and the recipient of its largesse as sanctions have been lifted.

Yet as I show in my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, although ISIS is the object of the world’s scorn and horror and Iran is accorded respect and accommodation, in numerous important ways, Iran is worse, and a more significant global threat, than ISIS. READ MORE