A man prays in an Iranian synagogue
What is the Iranian response to religiously-motivated crime? Wheel in two ‘dhimmis’ to claim that the murder and dismemberment of a Jewish woman in Isfahan was ‘burglary’.
lawmaker Siamak Mareh-Sedq says burglary is behind the murder of a
57-year-old Jewish woman in the central city of Isfahan, Press TV reports.
In an exclusive interview, Mareh-Sedq rejected as “ridiculous” the
claims by certain media outlets that “she was killed because she refused
to vacate her house in order to expand the building of a neighboring
A number of Western and Israeli media outlets have claimed in recent
days that the woman, who owned a house near a mosque, “filed a
complaint about the demands. Shortly afterwards, extremist thugs came to
her house and murdered her.”
The media outlets also claim that the incident “has caused much
consternation and fear in the remnants of a Jewish community that still
remain in Iran.”
Mareh-Sedq said he personally attended the funeral procession of the murdered Jewish woman reportedly called Tuba N.
The Iranian Jewish legislator said he visited Tuba’s house which was
in the vicinity of three parks and a house, noting that the only mosque
near the house is “three alleys away.”
On Monday, thugs and drug addicts living in her vicinity
broke into Tuba’s house while her husband was in Tehran attending to
business matters. They then tied up her two sisters who were living with
her, and repeatedly stabbed her to death. Police have arrested a person
on suspicion of her killing. Investigations are currently underway to
determine the exact cause of the incident.
Mareh-Sedq said the assailants stole some jewelry and cash, which
were in the US dollars, adding that police found several dollar notes in
the way out.
According to the Iranian Jewish lawmaker, police have arrested four suspects so far.
Also speaking to Press TV, Iranian Christian Lawmaker Robert
Beglarian stated that no one has ever been killed in Iran because of his
or her religious beliefs and values. He also rejected as “political”
the claims by foreign media that Mrs. Tuba N. was killed because of her