February 1, 2001
Political activities without permission
Haven't we damaged our country enough? Haven't we suffered enough? Haven't
we lost enough people? Haven't we gone backward long enough?
The Islamic Republic of Iran and its narrow-minded, foolish, and opportunist
supporters in the West are trying their best to legitimize the Islamic
Republic's inhuman, ruthless, illegal activities and behaviors in the name
of "Iranian culture, Iranian Islamic religion, Iranian way of understanding,
compassion the Iranian way, and spirituality from the Iran" in the
This week the Society of Iranian Professionals
(SIP) in Northern California has invited Mr. Afrasiabi to talk about
the "Dialogue Among Civilizations and Iran's Foreign Policy."
SIP supposed to be a non-political organization without any political
affiliation or agenda. But in the last two years this organization has
been working directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various capacities;
and it has also been in direct contact with Islamic Republic representatives
in New York, Washington DC, etc. without the permission of its members.
Inviting Mr. Afrasiabi is another example of SIP political activities
and their direct support for Islamic Republic and also Islamic Republic
way of thinking. Mr. Afrasiab is one of the believers of Islamic-based
government. He loves the Islamic Republic so much, that four years ago
he nominated himself for the presidency of that totalitarian and dictatorial
system. In the last four years he has been a full time advertising machine
for the Islamic Republic and its deceitful, untrustworthy, dishonest-Khatami.
Read for yourself the enclosed articles (URL address) by Mr. Afrasiabi.
Note how he praises and admires Khatami and how he compares Khatami to
Hegel, Kant, Nelson Mandela, etc. At first, I thought that I was reading
a joke or a funny article by Hadi Khorsandi at hadi2000.com!
Various Web sites (such as Payvand.com)
have been publishing Mr. Afrasiabi's articles. But they haven't published
anything on Mr. Afrasiabi's political affiliations and associations? Why?
How, then, would people know that four years ago Mr. Afrasiabi nominated
himself for the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran? (For more information,
please see old issues of Iran Times newspaper, published in Washington.)
This kind of sloppy journalism and activities by Payvan.com needs clear
explanations by them publicly.
Khatami supporters in the West are too busy writing propaganda (which
they call "scholarly papers") to ask themselves some simple questions,
such as: What great contributions the Islamic Republic and Khatami given
to Iran and Iranians? Since they consider today's world anarchic, then
what do they consider today's Iran? They would probably reply, "A
perfect model for the world's future!"
Of course, none of these people ever talk about the Islamic Republic
oppressive and dictatorial activities, about real freedom for the Iranian
people or about true democratic rights for Iranians. Their efforts are
focused on legitimizing a dictatorial, undemocratic system for the Iranian
people inside Iran. As if Iranians do not deserve better!
Please forward this message to others in the Bay Area and let everyone
know about SIP's direct support for Islamic Republic and clear violation
of their original bylaws. Thank you for your support.