Woman Says Iran is Too Islamic on Facebook, Gets Arrested


How can you tell if your country is too Islamic? If you get arrested for insulting Islam when you point out that it’s too Islamic, then your country is too Islamic,

And Iran is too Islamic. And then some. (via Religion of Peace)

Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, from Stockport, was arrested as she stepped off a plane in the provincial city of Shiraz and accused of being a spy, husband Daryoush Taghipoor told the M.E.N.

Daryoush said his 47-year-old wife has been detained at Evin, an infamous prison in Iranian capital Tehran, on suspicion of plotting to commit crimes against security and insulting Islam.

He claimed her arrest was over comments she made on an internet chat forum and to friends on Facebook about the Iranian government being too controlling and ‘too Islamic’.

Part-time chef Daryoush and Roya, an English student at Stockport College, have lived in Heald Green for six years and are naturalised British citizens.

The 47-year-old, speaking from Iran, added: “It’s a very bad situation. We don’t know what’s going on. Roya is not well at all. She has lost three stone (42 pounds) and is frightened. She is scared that the government will kill her.”

Mr Fekri told the M.E.N. that, despite moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani winning Iran’s presidential vote last year, he believes the country remains one of the world’s most notorious human rights abusers when it comes to arrests, detentions and trials.

Clearly the whole moderate thing is very much a sham.

  • D.Watson

    What the heck is she doing there? Stay OUT of these M(;:-lim countries if you have any sense at all.

    • darnellecheri

      She was visiting her family. Why should she be harassed for that?

      • The March Hare

        That is only true looking at it from the standpoint of western values. It could be said that she should have known, but who would have thought they would have been snooping into her face book account and watching for her entrance into their country. She was in an internet chat forum and there must have been people in there who took offence and reported it to the Iranian authorities thereby setting a trap for her. She must have mentioned having family in Iran and/or the intention of coming to visit them.

  • A Z

    Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht is guilty. Obviously she must be. She is white and therefore has white privilege. So sayeth many a liberal.

    They’ll say this white skin privilege opens many doors around the world.

    In this case it opened a cell door at Evin prison!

    • Conservative not Republican

      Just about every one of the Fortune 500 has a black racist installed in the job of “Diversity Director”. They’re also all listed as “Gay Friendly”. So we have to go along with that because FPM says that we must worship rich capitalists.

      • A Z

        FPM worships the rich?

        That is not so. But I do ADMIRE the rich, if they got rich legitimately. I also take notes to see how they got there so I can emulate them.

        For example I do not admire Al gore. He got there thru fraud. I do not admire Bill Clinton.

        I saw your post name & it looked positively trollish.

        • Conservative not Republican

          Sure, A Z, you with your ebay store will be rich one day… what a fool. In the meantime, I bet you would just faint with excitement if you were allowed to shine Bill Gates’ shoes one day.

          You also are too ignorant to know the difference between Republican and conservative. So in your insipid ignorance you say “troll”.

  • Conservative not Republican

    Daniel, you forgot to put in your usual “let’s worship the rich” propaganda. You might not be invited to be a waiter at their next “We Love Obama” party on the Upper West Side.

  • Veracious_one

    Muslims just cannot stand the truth….

  • Jakareh

    “How can you tell if your country is too Islamic? If you get arrested for insulting Islam when you point out that it’s too Islamic, then your country is too Islamic.”

    That’s a reasonable criterion, but my criterion is, if there’s a single mosque in your country, then it’s too Islamic.

  • wileyvet

    So let’s see what the British government is going to do. Will they intervene on her behalf, or throw her to the jackals in Tehran so as not to upset all the “peaceful” Muslims in Britain?

  • Veracious_one

    “…in Britain (and America) it is a de facto crime to insult Islamic sanctities. …”