Back in November, I wrote this in my article "Why Obama Betrayed the Iranian People," which ran in the American Thinker:
Trita Parsi is the president of the George Soros-funded National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a powerful Iranian lobbying group in Washington. Arash Irandoost of the Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran calls Parsi "an intellectually dishonest regime apologist and an unofficial and unregistered lobbyist for the Iranian regime." According to Irandoost, "Trita Parsi contributes to the regime's agenda and serves the interests of those in power in the Islamic Republic of Iran, not the Iranians, nor the Iranian-Americans."
And the Progressive American-Iranian Committee says that when NIAC and Parsi received funding for various projects from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), "NIAC's projects were approved and welcomed by the Iranian regime." NIAC coordinated its work inside Iran with Hamyaran, a "government initiated agency incepted, initiated, founded and managed by the Iranian regime." NIAC and Parsi even lobbied the U.S. Congress to "stop appropriating funds for independent democratic movements and NGOs that were not under Hamyaran or regime's control."
Not surprisingly, Parsi opposes sanctions against the Islamic Republic, claiming that "imposing new sanctions prior to diplomacy having begun will only decrease the chances of successful diplomacy." The NIAC has opposed sanctions for quite some time. Iranian dissident Hassan Daioleslam notes that "in 2008, when [the] U.S. Congress was showing some teeth to the Iranian regime," a coalition of Islamic groups, antiwar groups, and others founded the Campaign for New American Policy on Iran to fight against new sanctions against Iran called for by the advisory resolution H.R. 362. This resolution was not passed, and "NIAC and Parsi," says Daioleslam, "were on top of this event."
Now the Alaska World Affairs Council has invited Parsi to speak on "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."
This is yet another American organization giving its sanction to an Islamic supremacist. This must stop, and this sanction withdrawn, across the board. The Alaska World Affairs Council says that its purpose is to "support and strengthen the United States and its institutions." An apologist for the Islamic Republic of Iran should no more speak before such a group than Josef Goebbels should have addressed the Daughters of the American Revolution. The mullahs whom Trita Parsi fronts for don't want to support and strengthen the United States; they want to destroy it. The Alaska World Affairs Council should shun a man like Trita Parsi, not invite him to speak.
Act now. Contact the Alaska World Affairs Council and register, politely and firmly, your indignation over this.
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