Posts

Free Haleh!

This site dedicated to the jailed Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari features statements from her husband and daughter, the text of a Congressional resolution calling for her release, as well as information about Kian Tajbakhsh, another person whose mind the Iranian … Read More

By / May 29, 2007

This site dedicated to the jailed Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari features statements from her husband and daughter, the text of a Congressional resolution calling for her release, as well as information about Kian Tajbakhsh, another person whose mind the Iranian regime finds disagreeable.

It's worth noticing who is responsible for the site: The American Islamic Congress. These days, championing the rights of Muslim academics who suffer at the hands of authoritarian regimes can quickly get you accused of collaborating with neocon warmongers (as if there's nothing to choose between sympathizing with mullahs and bowing to Bush.) Their About Us page is worth a look:

American Muslims must take the lead in building tolerance and fostering a respect for human rights and social justice at home and throughout the Muslim world. Within the Muslim community, we are building a coalition around the agenda of unequivocal denunciation of terrorism, extremism, and hate speech.

Tagged with: