This book is the inspirational true story of young man willing to risk it all.
Since the Islamic Revolution began in 1979, millions of Iranians have fled to Turkey seeking refuge from religious and political persecution. In 1988, I was one of them.
My family are followers of the Baha'i Faith, a religion founded in Iran and practiced by millions of people worldwide today. Muslims in Iran consider it a blasphemous, illegitimate religion. For more than four decades, Baha'is in Iran have been stripped of all human rights. We are routinely arrested, detained, tortured, imprisoned, and executed without cause.
This is my story about what life was like living under Islamic rule. It's a story about determination, perseverance, and Faith.
I was 25 when I fled Iran with two friends. We crossed the forbidding Zagros Mountains in the height of winter, seeking asylum in Turkey. More than a year later, I arrived in America, speaking little English, knowing no one, and understanding little about the country except what I gleaned from television.
One More Mountain provides a never-before-seen look at what life in Iran is still like for those who have no power, no voice, and no freedoms.