President Ahmadinejad's campaign to terrorize the people has reached unbearable levels. Besides a record number of executions, stoning and arrests, the degree of barbarism has horrified the Iranians. Broadcasting the hangings on TV, chanting and laughter of killers, interviewing the victims under the gallows have attained summits of barbarism unknown to Iran's younger generation.
The Iranian community abroad feels the pain of their countrymen inside Iran. In addition, they feel the duty of exposing these barbarianism and its perpetrators. It is only through an honest and rigorous revealing of these atrocities that Iranians can mark a clear line between the Iranian people and those who are terrorizing them.
On the contrary, the Iranian lobby machinery abroad shoulders the task of paling these crimes. Under the disguise of protecting the dignity and honor of the Iranian community, the mullahs' advocates muddy the waters and assure that the Iranian fundamentalist rulers do not look bad in the eyes of the world.
The mullahs' leading advocate in the US is the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). NIAC has proudly announced that following its relentless efforts there would be no more Iranian American honor killing in the new movie "Cross over". According to NIAC, If "significant changes" were not made, the film will generate serious backlash against the Iranian American community," 1
Tehran mullahs in Iran’s government controlled press equally celebrate the president of NIAC, Trita Parsi’s victory. 2
The tactics of diverting world's attention from Tehran's daily humiliation of Iranians and focusing it on Hollywood's fantasies is anti Iranian and anti human. It is time that such advocacy organizations stop being voice of mullahs and stop paling the plight of the Iranian people.
About the Author
Hassan Daioleslam is an independent writer and Iran Analyst. He is well published and has appeared as an expert guest in the Voice of America-TV as well as other Persian media. Daioleslam has three decades of history of political activism and political scholarly analysis.