Shabnam Assadollahi

Shabnam Assadollahi is a veteran human rights advocate who has worked extensively helping newcomers and refugees resettle in Canada and has distinguished herself as a broadcaster, writer and public speaker. While her primary and heartfelt interest focuses on the Iranian community and world events effecting women and minority communities in the land of her birth – she also advocates for the emancipation of women and minority religious communities worldwide. A resident of Ottawa she is active in community affairs including cultural, educational and humanitarian activities.

Most Recent Articles by Shabnam Assadollahi:

Canada Must Hold Iran Accountable!

Apr 17, 2016 — Shabnam Assadollahi

The Islamic Republic is a state sponsor of terrorism—That’s why Canada shut down the Iranian embassy in Ottawa in September 2012 . However, I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to some of the more-particularly inhuman and nefarious activities of the Iranian regime.

The Islamic Republic started with an officially-approved massacre of all sorts of dissidents. Along with the functionaries of the former monarchy, thousands of revolutionaries whose views differed from that of the Islamic Republic, were either hanged or shot dead after sham trials - or even without them.

Why I vote Conservative: Canadians Do Not Abandon Canada!

Oct 12, 2015 — Shabnam Assadollahi

My name is Shabnam Assadollahi. I am a proud Canadian of Iranian origin. I left Iran 30 years ago due to oppression and lack of human rights which has been brought by the terrorist Islamist khomeinist regime of Iran and therefore I have never been back to the country of my birth again.

Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy; a free country due to her great welcoming, friendly and hospitable nature which has attracted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to settle and integrate and millions of tourists visiting Canada every year.  The Freedom and Democracy of a country lies in the hands of its very citizens.

The Islamic Republic of Iran­­—State sponsor of Terrorism

Aug 4, 2015 — Shabnam Assadollahi

The Government of Canada made the right decision to close down the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ottawa. Some Iranians living in Canada have criticized the Government’s move for the inconvenience it has caused them in receiving consular services, such as renewal of their Iranian passports. However, we must realize that Iran’s covert operations abroad pose a real threat, and that the Government of Canada has a responsibility to protect its citizens. That obligation supersedes such inconveniences.

Keeping this in mind, the Government of Canada must give special attention to investigating those who wish to come to Canada from Iran. Further to that, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration should initiate a program to respectfully reassess some questionable individuals who are already here and their affiliations with the Iranian regime.