Iran - Hardliners Threaten to Ruin Esther HaMalka's Tomb
Vos Iz Neias
16-Dec-2010 (9 comments)

A group of Islamists demonstrated on Sunday at the tomb of biblical Jewish queen Esther in western Iran and threatened to destroy it if Israel damages Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Mehr news agency reported.

The agency identified the demonstrators at one of the most revered sites for Iranian Jews as members of the student basij, or hardline Islamist militia, at Bu-Ali-Sina university of Hamedan.

Ari Siletz

Basij students threaten tomb of biblical queen

by Ari Siletz on

The Iranian Jewish Public Affairs Committee has issued a  5 point letter of protest stating that the historical and cultural  sites and treasures of Iran belong to the entire people of Iran and the entire world to honor, enjoy and cherish. No one has the right to touch or alter or change these sites. The committee also draw a parallel between this event and the Taliban destroying Buddhist statue in Afghanistan.


Anonymous Observer

Why are you surprised Ari?

by Anonymous Observer on

These are the same animals who wanted to destroy the Takht-e-Jamshid when they came to power.  

Darius Kadivar

Thanks Ari Jaan Reminds me of What the French did to their Kings

by Darius Kadivar on

tombs and bodies after the Revolution including to their most popular King's Tombs. Fortunately One cannot wipe history no matter how had one tries.

La Preuve :  

ROYAL FORUM: Tests show head of France's popular King Henri IV 'genuine'





This is BS they can't do anything that wasn't done before.

by Anonymouse on

This is a small tomb and it was attacked for destruction before, during Qajar I think.

These kind of "demonstrators" are everywhere like when they protest in front of UK embassy or other places "threatening".  This place is actually in the middle of Hamedan's baazar now!  Right next to stores selling refrigerators and hot water heaters!

Everything is sacred


Big Surprise, ay?

by Cost-of-Progress on

The criminal and true Islamic act that the Talibans did to the Bamiyan Buddhas comes to mind after reading this tidbit. These creatuures have no value for anything other than their own twisted "belief" system, and even that is up for debate given the right "price".






by comrade on

Read your Bible. It says: "Eye for an eye", many times. And which people do you think would shoulder the biggest proportional retaliatory suffering in the case of a military attack?

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on

Darius Kadivar

If True it's a Shameful Gesture indeed ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Recommended Reading: XERXES: A Screenplay by Ren A Hakim by DK                            
        Related Blog:  
SYMBOL OF PERSIA: Xerxes Presents a Lion Cub to Queen Esther in "Esther and the King" 


Ari, to reason with the Islamic Rapist Cultists

by mahmoudg on

and their supporters is to reason with a stick of butter.