Mullah Supporter Attacks Iranian-American Human Rights Activists

The Regime Has Tentacles

Mother and daughter Manda Zand-Ervin & Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi are Iranian human rights activists. Manda is president & co-founder of the Alliance of Iranian Women. They fled Iran to escape the wrath of the Khomeini regime.

Manda Zand-Ervin (left) and Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi

On May 24th, at Pajamas Media the mother-daughter team offered a bit of hard-hitting advice to Democratic politician Barack Obama concerning his plans to meet with Ahmadinejad and the mullahs.

But, not every Iranian in the West appreciated this.
Iranian regime supporter Soraya Ulrich wrote a scathing attack on the Iranian-American human rights activists– Manda Zand-Ervin and her daughter Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi in a recent Counter Currents article:

Here is a slice of the mullah-supporting moonbat’s rant against the two Iranian activists:

While they like to grossly exaggerate the crimes against the Iranians by the regime, they neglect to mention that the 8-year Iran-Iraq war was provoked, and Iran was the victim. No doubt there is oppression in Iran, but given that the country is under constant threat(?) and it is facing treachery so blatant as witnessed by the letter addressed to you by these two, is it any wonder that those who truly seek to reform the system fall victim to suspicion?

Senator Obama, I am truly amazed that these two hyphenated women insult you incessantly. My respect for your intelligence and dignity will not allow me to do likewise. I think that with the exception of a very a few Iranians who have sold their soul along with their country, given Mr. Bush’ policies, no other Iranian would think that America has much moral authority left. Far more importantly, Iranians would never concede that America “mirrors the true character of the once great Persian Empire” as these ladies falsely state.

The regime, regardless of its shortcomings, has negotiated in good faith with various American administrations. While Mrs. Albright made a half-hearted apology to the proud people of Iran for aborting their democracy in 1953 with the CIA-backed coup and installing the oppressive Shah, in return for which she allowed pistachios to be exported, Iran was making every effort to negotiate with the United State in good faith. Iran has even indirectly approached the Bush Administration to negotiate, and it has been the administration, according to recent revelations, which solely and single-handedly has squandered at least four excellent opportunities to make peace with Iran.

–Pure America-hating moonbat talking points.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see who Soraya Ulrich is really supporting with this letter to Obama– and it’s not the Far Left senator from Illinois (Hawaii, Indonesia, whatever).

Soraya is a member of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) and is also a member of the Trita Parsi , Amir-Ahmadi American Iranian Council; another group that is supportive of the current regime in Iran. So, it is not surprising that one of the AIC members would come out with an attack letter on Manda and Banafsheh after their “Letter to Obama.”

Unfortunately, not everyone knows where Soraya’s allegiance lies.
But, now you do.

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