“If You Were Involved in Killing a Jew, You Did a Good Deed”

January 3, 2013 2:52 pm 7 comments

Iranian flag with fire in the background. Photo: www.nation.com.pk

A woman accused of being involved in the murder of a Jewish man in Iran reportedly had charges against her dropped after investigators said that “if you were involved in killing a Jew, you did a good deed,” Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Daniel Magrufta, 24, the son of a wealthy Iranian businessman, was murdered last week. The report said that it was at first believed he was murdered during a robbery at his home, but no evidence of a break-in could be found.

The Jewish community believes the girl, who he was dating, and who is the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was involved in his death.

The incident comes just over one month after a Jewish woman was murdered by Muslim extremists intent on demolishing her house to make room for the expansion of a mosque.

Current Iranian government statistics place 8,756 Jews in the country. In 2009, there were 25,000.

7 Comments

  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker

    Current flag photo now is correct for current IRI regime.

  • Stephen Hughes

    That is not the Iranian Flag , it is the former Flag of the Shah of Iran , who son & followers are against the Mullahs of Iran . Not a good PR item

  • sooo ashem gona take care of her like ashem did with hugo chavez!!!!! the muslim go in to disapear now!!!!

  • Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker

    Hopefully the remaining Jews in Iran will see the writing on the wall and leave for safer environs. A good if sad report. However, please note that the illustrative flag is not that of the current (despicable) Islamic Republic of Iran, but rather that of the former shah’s regime as well as the current Iranian resistance movement.

  • Shocking!

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    We told them to leave, we begged them, we gave them every opportunity. They refused. It’s over and the final Farhud will eliminate them all and the thousands of years of Jewish presence in Persia will be erased forever. We can’t worry about the last 8,800 souls anymore. Maybe a few will leave at the last moment but let’s face facts, they probably won’t. So be it. Yizkor comes once a year.

    • elliot j. stamler

      We can worry about them but there is nothing we can do about them. Before finally shutting all channels of emigration in 1939, the Nazis put every possible obstacle before Jews seeking to leave but yet a bit more than half did. The Iranian Jews have not had such obstacles and so as Beagle writes, regrettably they have brought upon themselves the circumstances they now endure. If war comes, which is much more probable than not, they will not survive.

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