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'.
Iranian Jewish 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 mosque.”
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 faith.
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