The Islamic republic of Iran is planning to show it’s presence in Ottawa and this time at NAC.
The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is hosting a “cultural” event in Ottawa on June 4th at National Art Center (NAC). This cultural event is being organized by the
Cultural Centre of Iran which is part of the Iranian consulate in Ottawa.
Islamic Republic of Iran is the land of terror, rape and executions, not the land of “Glory”.
Iran has a glorious history. The first declaration of human rights by King Cyrus 2570 years ago stems with this beautiful land as well. However, in today’s Iran, where religious minorities are persecuted, political thought is severely punished by lengthy prison sentences, torture and rape are common practices against the prisoners and where execution of minors are a regular accordance, the land of glory is a gross exaggeration of the truth about Iran. For the month of May Iranian authorities have executed at least 53 people (including minors) so far.
Canada is a country that stands against unjust persecutions and human rights abuses. Such events organized by the criminal regime of Iran, should not be allowed in Canada. I express my grave concern about the involvement and participation of NAC in the Islamic regime of Iran’s upcoming Cultural Event on June 4th, 2011. These concerns are based on thirty-two years of Islamic government’s deliberate destruction of Iran’s past and cultural heritage.
Regardless of Canada’s diplomatic relations with Iran, we must rise above political ties with unified voice and declare that Canada would not allow Iranian officials to make a mockery of our Canadian values.I urge you to ask our government officials and NAC to respect the human dignity and the suffering of all Iranians who have immigrated to Canada for a safer life and freedom by cancelling this event.Please take a moment and show your grave protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s hosting this “cultural” event at NAC. Please call/ write to National Art Centre as soon as you can and voice your concerns. Thank you.
NAC Contact info:
Ms. Rosemary Thompson, Director of Communications and Public Affairs of NAC (613) 947-7000
Email: Rosemary Thompson@ RThompso@nac-cna.ca
Mr. Peter Herrndorf , CEO and President of NAC (613) 947-7000 Ext. 200