San Bernardino Victim: She Fled Radical Islam in Iran – Was Murdered By Islamists in California

Bennetta Betbadal fled radical Islam in Iran.

Yesterday she was murdered by radical Islamists in San Bernardino.

The Islamist couple, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, gunned Bennetta down at work.
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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)

There is a GoFundMe page set up for Benneta Betbadal and her young family.

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