Sahimi: the extremist roots of the anti-NIAC campaign

By Daniel Luban Iranian-American academic and human rights activist Muhammad Sahimi has written an excellent piece that fleshes out the background to the campaign against NIAC, describing the tactical alliance between neoconservatives and Iranian-American hardliners that aims to marginalize the… Continue Reading  

Clarion’s Clothiers

By Eli Clifton Insights into who funded the mysterious Clarion Fund remain few and far between, but new information about two funders surfaced this week giving a better outline of the network of donors who supported Clarion’s activities. The obituary… Continue Reading  

Occam’s Razor In Action

By Daniel Luban I see that Jennifer Rubin is refusing to reply to my last post, in which I provided evidence of NIAC-basher Hassan Daioleslam’s ties to the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) terrorist group. Which is fine — I don’t particularly… Continue Reading  

Who Is Hassan Daioleslam?

By Daniel Luban In my last post, I noted that Hassan Daioleslam — the man at the center of the ongoing NIAC controversy — has been “said by multiple sources to be affiliated with the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, or MKO)… Continue Reading  

The Settler Behind the NIAC Smears

By Daniel Luban Yesterday, I touched on some of the men behind the whisper campaign against the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) and its president, Trita Parsi. The leading perpetrator appears to have been Hassan Daioleslam, an Iranian-American journalist who is… Continue Reading