NIAC: Is meaningful civic participation and informed decision-making by Iranian-Americans possible on this site in light of certain of its customs and policies?
NIAC states its mission is “to enable civic participation and informed decision-making [by Iranian-Americans].”
At the link noted you will find facts and questions presented to the administration of Iranian.com (Mr. Jahanshah Javid and Said Amin). The link: http://iranian.com/main/blog/cim/opportunity-mr-javid-and-mr-amin-dispel-reoccurring-complaints-about-bias-and-integrity-ira
Within the context of the facts and questions presented to the administration of Iranian.com at the above link, NIAC is invited to comment on those facts in light of its mission statement.
More precisely, the questions being asked of NIAC are as follows:
(1) Is this website’s practice of permitting a faction of commentators to accuse individuals with whom they disagree with of being (a) employees of the Islamic republic of Iran while (b) permitting the faction of commentators to call for the killing of employees of the government of Iran and their families consistent with “enabl[ing] civic participation and informed decision-making [by Iranian-Americans]”? If not, would you like to comment on it?
(2) In light of this website’s censorship of an article concerning Mr. Fakhravar because it alleged he was cooperating with the Israeli government, what is NIAC’s best guess regarding why this site permits NIAC staff to be accused of being proxies of the government of Iran while requiring a specific form of proof for others like Mr. Fakhravar and his group? In other words, why do you suppose this site permits NIAC and its staff to routinely be accused of working for the government of Iran while censoring an article about Mr. Fakhravar and his group that asserted that he was cooperating with Israeli interests?
Both of these issues go to the heart of NIAC’s mission statement and given that this website is widely read and operates under a prominent domain name of interest to Iranians, it would seem that some comment by NIAC is appropriate.
Thank you for considering the questions.
* Forwarded to Misters Javid, Amin and NIAC by email.
The first part of this note is here:http://iranian.com/main/blog/cim/opportunity-mr-javid-and-mr-amin-dispel-reoccurring-complaints-about-bias-and-integrity-ira