Iranians Blame ‘Jewish Influence’ for Ugly New Mosque Design

When in doubt, blame the Jews! That’s what Iranian hard-liners are doing over a massive new Tehran mosque

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The Jewish people were surprised to find themselves entangled in a heated debate over mosque design in Iran.

A massive new mosque being constructed in Tehran sports a sleek, minimalist design that architects say evokes the "austerity of early Islam."

But more conservative Muslim voices have slammed the departure from the more traditional domes and minarets characteristic of mosques across the Middle East.

Some called it the result of "secular and Jewish influence."

The New Arab reported that one local news website, Mashregh, went so far as to state that the new mosque looks like a Jewish kippa (yarmulke), and that the architects should be tried for "treason" for aiding a Zionist conspiracy.

Next time someone tells you that Iran has no problem with the Jews in general, and is only opposed to Israeli government policies, remember this story.

PHOTO: Illustration (Flash90)

H/T Elder of Ziyon

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