Following the Iranian revolution, islamists took power and executed the Jewish businessman who erected this building.
The developer, Habib Elghanian, was also president of the Tehran Jewish Society. The muslim leadership accused him of being friends with ‘enemies of God’ and killed him before a firing squad.
* Of course, the muslim god has absolutely no relationship to our Judeo/Christian God, but I digress…
This happened one day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and in the year marking the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima – an apparition which shares many characteristics of Queen Esther’s intercession on behalf of the Jews when they were threatened with annihilation at the hands of the Persians (now Iranians).
Hmmmmm… Interesting way to start the year, I’d say.