ONTD Political

Jewish Woman Brutally Murdered in Iran

8:54 pm - 11/29/2012

A Jewish woman was murdered by Muslim extremists in the Iranian city of Esfahan, the Israeli media is reporting. The victim was 56, and it appears the reason for the murder is an ongoing effort to take over the family home by an adjacent mosque.

The Muslims affiliated with a mosque located next to the victim’s home have been trying to expand their house of worship. They asked the family to leave the home to permit the expansion project. The family refused, and the head of the household filed a complaint, citing the mosque officials were trying to run him out.

In an apparent response, two thugs arrived at the home last week while the husband was in Tehran and stabbed the wife to death. It is reported they were “brutal”, stabbing her repeatedly. Two sisters of the nifteres were in the home at the time and they were tied up and forced to watch the horrific act.

Needless to say the local Jewish community was horrified and fear additional attacks against Jews may follow as a result.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


So far, most of the comments I've seen on this article have been typically Islamophobic. But if anything, the last paragraph reminds me of stories I used to hear about my family in Tsarist Russia, when acts of violence like this against the Jewish community would lead to the very real fear of a pogrom by a Christian mob. Crazy stuff...

ms_maree Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder29th-Nov-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
No, generally people aren't interested (as much as other similar stories) in this community, because it didn't happen in America. Pay attention.
redstar826 29th-Nov-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
yeah, articles on events outside of the US (or the UK or Canada, since we have a lot of British and Canadian members as well) often don't get a lot of comments
redstar826 Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
The I/P conflict posts are more an exception than a rule. And a lot of the reason for large number of comments in those posts is because of a handful of people, yourself included, making lots and lots of comments that stir up controversy. On the whole though, international stories don't generate a lot of comments. Look at the tags for individual countries. Posts on say, Syria, don't generate a lot of comments.


or, for a different part of the world, here is japan


again, lots of posts with very few comments
ms_maree Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Posts on say, Syria, don't generate a lot of comments.

Hell, even posts on events that take place in Australia, or New Zealand countries which are closer culturally to the United States don't get as much comments.

Even on red-button topics which do end up with more comments, like racism, or sexism etc.

I often wonder what would be the result of grabbing a story from a few years ago on some hot-button topic tragedy that happened in a small-town america and cut and paste it so it's in small-town anywhere else in the world, exact same event and everything and compare the comment numbers. Unless someone says something controversial than I'm sure the numbers would be way different.

And, I distinctly recall someone from years ago in this community saying they never click on news articles outside of America because they find it difficult to identify with foreign people. That person no longer posts, but it always stuck in my head and so it does make me wonder how typical that opinion is. Not that anyone would ever admit to it, and...well, anyone who does wouldn't say anything here because they wouldn't be reading this post.
sihaya09 Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
That's how I feel, too. I read to inform myself. I shut up so I don't unintentionally say something ignorant.

bushy_brow 30th-Nov-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Ditto. Plus, if there's only ONE thing I've learned in _p, it's if the post isn't about you, keep your bloody mouth shut, because no1curr what you have to say. (Not YOU you, sihaya09. Just in general.)
zinnia_rose Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 02:27 am (UTC)
I don't always comment on threads like this because...what is there to say? This is horrific? Her poor family? I hope there aren't any more attacks? Well, duh. That's kind of a given. It seems kind of hollow, somehow, and I don't have anything else to contribute to the discussion.
encircleme Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 04:38 am (UTC)
I'm a Jew, this is horrific, I still wouldn't have commented except to tell you to stop trolling.
ladypolitik Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
Your obsession with making the horrifying deaths of civilians about competitive disaster porn is sorta exploitive/annoying/upsetting.
chaya Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Gurl, if someone told you to self-harm or kill yourself, definitely send that to us and we will deal with it, because all I've seen so far is people calling you out on being biased or making untrue statements. If you equate not dissent with bullying, you're gonna have a really difficult time here.
ladypolitik Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 03:38 am (UTC)
ladypolitik Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 03:46 am (UTC)
My response wasnt about trigger warnings, though....for the record, Im not saying that this comment needed to include a trigger warning for your comment. In fact, I dont think you needed to include a trigger warning. To be clear, I was not issuing a mod warning or anything like that.

Im just personally expressing an objection to the idea that you would keep a "score card" of post comments about the deaths of Jewish victims vs. non-Jewish victims. Im not saying your're breaking any rules, as far as Im aware, Im just saying you're being a little crass/gross.

Edited at 2012-11-30 03:48 am (UTC)
hinoema Re: *trigger warning: violence anti-semitism iran murder30th-Nov-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
Way to derail the conversation and make it all about you. This is about the victim and their family, so sit down, please.
hinoema 30th-Nov-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
This is just proof that no religious belief or ethnicity ensures a people who are exempt from perpetuating hate crimes. Killing people because you want to expand your property is never right. I feel awful for the sisters, and hope they get some justice.
pleasure_past 30th-Nov-2012 09:50 am (UTC)
Awful. My heart goes out to the victim's family.
This page was loaded Feb 24th 2017, 10:20 pm GMT.