On April 29, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade is will hold a hearing entitled, “ISIS: Defining the Enemy.” Congress welcomes information from discounted and unorthodox sources as leads to compare with official estimates. Information used is gathered from a variety of sources, including information from dissident testimony.
Raymond Tanter, a professor emeritus, University of Michigan; and a former senior staff member, National Security Council, explains why it is Important for dissidents to testify before Congress in his recently published article “The National Council of Resistance of Iran President-Elect to Testify Before Congress“:
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, invited Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), to testify via teleconference from Paris at the Defining the Enemy hearing. NCRI is a coalition of opposition groups that does not accept the legitimacy of the Iranian regime. It is important to hear from such dissidents because they hold different views of defining the threat than traditional interpretations.
Is Maryam Rajavi the right person to testify? She is the right person: As a prodemocracy woman with a moderate view of Islam, Rajavi represents the opposite of the misogynous Iranian regime’s rulers; they are authoritarian, suppress women, and hold an extreme view of Islam.
Read the full article at Townhall.com to learn more about Maryam Rajavi’s personal experience dealing with the Islamist extremists of Iran.