San Bernardino Victim Fled Radical Islam in Iran – Was Murdered By Islamists in Cali

San Bernardino Victim Fled Radical Islam in Iran – Was Murdered By Islamists in Cali

Bennetta Betbadal fled radical Islam in Iran, and yesterday she was murdered by radical Islamists in San Bernardino. It doesn’t get any sadder than that:


Bennetta Betbadal, third from left, was born in Iran in 1969. She fled to America at the age of 18 to escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians that followed the Iranian Revolution.

Bennetta initially settled in New York City, eventually moving to California and marrying her husband, Arlen Verdehyou, a police officer. They moved to Rialto, California and had three children, now ages 10, 12, and 15.

Bennetta graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona with a degree in Chemistry. She accepted a position as an inspector for the San Bernardino County Health Department where she has served for many years.

Bennetta was proud to work for the people of San Bernardino County. She loved her job, her community, and her country. Her greatest love, however, was for her husband, her children, and her large extended family.

Bennetta left the house Wednesday morning, excited about a presentation she was scheduled to give to her supervisors and coworkers at their annual meeting. It is the ultimate irony that her life would be stolen from her that day by what appears to be the same type of extremism that she fled so many years ago. (Via the SB Sun)

This is the most poignant and terrible definition of irony I have every known, This family did not deserve to lose such a wonderful woman. She deserved to live the same life we all want to enjoy as Americans. Instead, she was gunned down in an act of terrorism.

Please, if you can help, there is a GoFundMe page set up for the children as they deal with this tragic loss.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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