There are times and places in the world where sadly it has been unsafe to be Jewish, 1930s /40’s Europe, Hereford, UK in the 13th Century, North Africa in 1948, Russia at various times and of course the Islamic world are the ones that spring immediately to mind.
As we have seen so often in the Islamic world when a Muslim wants something from a non Muslim he just takes it, sometimes murdering people in the process. We’ve seen this policy used against Christians in Pakistan and now news comes of a Jew has been murdered for their family property in Iran.
The UPI Press Agency said:
“Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 29 (UPI) — A Jewish woman was stabbed to death in Isfahan, Iran, in what her family said was a religiously motivated crime.
Menashe Amir, an Iranian Jewry expert, told The Times of Israel the 57-year-old woman, identified as Tuba N., was killed Monday, allegedly by her Muslim neighbors, who had been trying to drive the family from their home and confiscate their property, which is adjacent to a mosque.
“The religious radicals even expropriated part of the house and attached it to the mosque’s courtyard,” Amir said. “The Jewish family appealed to the courts … despite the threats to their lives.”
The killing occurred while the woman’s husband was in Tehran.
“Thugs broke into her home, tied up her two sisters who were living with her, and repeatedly stabbed her to death,” Amir said. The attackers then removed her hands.
Relatives living in the United States were informed of the killing by one of the sisters and they in turn told Amir, The Times said Thursday.
Amir said members of the city’s dwindling Jewish community fear further bloodshed. Isfahan, the third largest city in Iran, was home to some 1,200 Jews in 2009. Now, however, Amir estimates fewer than 100 families remain.
The Times said Iranian authorities attempted to cover up the killing and have yet to return the woman’s body to her family.”
I really don’t know why there are any Jews still left in the godforsaken crap hole that the Mullah’s have turned Iran into. Under the Shah, although the country was nominally Muslim, there was always space for those who practiced minority religions. Not so now.
If I was one of the last few Iranian Jews, I would be preparing to leave ASAP.