Iran’s Jewish MP Helping Convince Us Of Antisemitism In Iran While Denying It Exists


In 2010, Siamak Moreh Sedgh, court Jew designated representative of the Iranian Jewish community in Iran’s parliament, denied there was any antisemitism in Iran:

“There has never been a single instance of anti-Semitism in Iranian society. This phenomenon belongs to the European, Christian world. There is no anti-Semitic sentiment in Iran.”

Well, I have a suggestion for Mr Sedgh. If you want to convince people there’s no antisemitism in Iran, you might want to hold off on the antisemitic imagery yourself (especially before repeating the claim)

Iran’s sole Jewish parliamentarian branded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an “insane vampire” for repeatedly saying that modern Iran, like ancient Persia, is bent on annihilating the Jewish people.

“Netanyahu is an insane vampire drowned in crimes from head to toe and the recent remarks made by the racist Israeli prime minister [are] not surprising to me,” Siamak Moreh Sedgh told the Iranian parliament on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Sedgh further claimed that anti-Semitism and racism have “never been witnessed” in Iranian culture.

Further pro tip: Comparing us to Nazis? Also not helping.

Iran’s only Jewish member of parliament Monday compared Israel to the Nazis and accused it of committing criminal acts by bombing Hamas targets in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge.

“The Zionist regime’s crimes are reminiscent of the actions taken by the German Nazis during the first and second world wars,” Sedgh was quoted as saying by Iran’s Fars News Agency. Sedgh, who holds the Iranian parliament’s seat designated for Jews, also likened the bombings in Gaza to atrocities committed by late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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