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Sayeh Hassan: Condemn the First Nation Leaders’ Trip to Iran!

by Sayeh Hassan , October 23, 2012

Editor's note: I recently had an opportunity to dsepak to Vic Toews, Minister of Public Security about Terrance Nelson's visit to Iran. Toews, who is clearly againtst the visit, said that in his view it was best "not ot give Terry Nelson any publicity at all." However as you can see from Sayah Hassan's article below, Nelson has been on Iranian state owned TV talking abut Canada's poor treatment of first Nations, in what would apppear to be Iran's response to Canada's closing of th e Iranian embassy]

The former First Nations Chief Terrance Nelson traveled to Iran on October 11th 2012 to meet with Islamic Regime officials despite the economic sanctions and the suspension of diplomatic ties between Canada and Iran.
Nelson has been used by the Iranians to spread hateful messages about Canada on Iran's state owned Press Tv! see this:

As an Iranian Canadian lawyer and pro-democracy activist, it is disgraceful to see Mr. Nelsons total disregard for the Iranian people whose rights are being systematically violated by the Regime on a daily basis! It is unfortunate to see that the former First Nation Chief has prioritized the perceived economic interest of his community ahead of human rights and democracy, values which is supposedly fighting for.”

Experience has shown that the Islamic Regime will not step up and help anyone without expecting something in return. There is no telling what the Iranian Regime will expect from the First Nations Community in return for any cooperation or economic benefit. It is no secret that the Islamic Regime has been very active in spying on Iranian dissidents in Canada and has tried to infiltrate various Canadian entities. Who is to say the Regime would not require the First Nations Community to help the Regime with these goals?

I urge the First Nations community and all Canadians to condemn Mr. Nelsons trip to Iran which in part will serve to give the Regime a much needed credibility boost.
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