A race of people originating from Iran. These people, like Germans, are Aryans
are also white
, and not semitic; they
are descendants of Japheth, not Shem. Persians aren't Arabs
either: Lebanese, Syrians, Saudis, and Yemenites are Arabs
, but not Persians. Their
native religion is Zoroastarianism, but most Persians practice islam today
because they were
forced to convert to the religion after the Arabs
invaded Iran in the 7th Century AD.
once had a powerful and vast empire, but it was destroyed
by the Greeks and even worse by the Arabs
the Great destroyed
the mighty city of Persepolis when he was drunk, but the Arabs
tried to suppress their
culture and brought Islam
, and tried to do away with the Persian language though they were
unsuccessful in doing so.
Modern Persians in Iran are given little freedom and oppressed by the Islamic republic, while
Persians outside of Iran are typically prosperous.