France’s long history of playing with Iran (France’s support for terrorist MKO, Maryam Rajavi cult)

France’s long history of playing with Iran (France’s support for terrorist MKO, Maryam Rajavi cult)

Maryam Rajavi Saddam's private army NCRIMehr News, Tehran, March 07 2018:… They were involved in the recent riots in the Iran. On January 5, 2018, Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Friday that a MKO terrorist cell was discovered and dismantled in Boroujerd, Lorestan province, saying they were involved in sabotaging actions during recent protests. Prior to that on July 2, 2017, Iran’s foreign minister had warned against activities of the MKO in France, saying “giving permission to carry out activities to a group which … 

Maryam Rajavi Saddam's private army NCRIFrance warns against “disinformation” campaign by MKO (Mojahedin Khalq, MEK, Rajavi cult)

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France’s long history of playing with Iran

TEHRAN, Mar. 05 (MNA) – In the following report provided by MNA staff members, a summary of France’s playing with Iran at different stages is discussed with the hope that our Foreign Ministry takes a tougher stance against the European country.French foreign minister has finally arrived in Tehran

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Tehran early on Sunday March 5, 2018 and so far, he has met with Iran’s SNSC Secretary Ali Shamkhani and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Jean-Yves Le Drian had postponed his trip to Tehran, which had been planned for January 5, 2018.

The decision for postponing the trip came as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on January 3, 2018, calling on France to “take its legal responsibility to combat terrorism and violence,” criticizing that a terrorist group, called Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), has a base in Paris, operating against the Iranian people and provoking and persuading people to take violent actions in Iran.

France’s support for terrorist MKO

Mohahedin-e Khalq (MKO) is a terrorist organization in exile that has carried out a lot of brutal attacks against civilian and government officials in Iran killing a large number of them.

The terrorist MKO has been supported by the Western governments since its founding.

The terrorist organization operates freely in France and holds regular conferences in French capital Paris every year in order to recruit many more terrorists.

They were involved in the recent riots in the Iran. On January 5, 2018, Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Friday that a MKO terrorist cell was discovered and dismantled in Boroujerd, Lorestan province, saying they were involved in sabotaging actions during recent protests.

Prior to that on July 2, 2017, Iran’s foreign minister had warned against activities of the MKO in France, saying “giving permission to carry out activities to a group which is loathed by the Iranian people, has a dark history of assassinations, had sided with Saddam regime, and has been making attempts to carry out attacks on the Iranian soil leaves a black stain on the countries that cooperate with such groups.”

Zarif added that the MKO had become an instruments in the hands of Iran’s enemies.

Now with all these in mind, the Iranian policy makers are expected to transfer Iranian people and government’s worries about the terrorist MKO’s activities in France.

France’s playing with the JCPOA

The level of hostility of the current US government towards the nuclear deal with Iran is clear to everyone, but Europeans’ position toward the pact is different. Some of them verbally continue to support the implementation process and want to keep things going. In this regard, Tehran has repeatedly stated that oral support is not enough and the Europeans have to take action against US’s moves in violation of the JCPOA.

Foad Izadi, professor of American studies at the University of Tehran believes that France has taken a hypocritical stance towards the nuclear deal with Iran and wants to relate the JCPOA with Iran’s missile program.  

The continuation of making anti-Iran accusations and uncalculated remarks

In the past months, French senior officials including President Emmanuel Macron and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has uttered baseless claims and accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran. They have explicitly named Iran as a threat to the region and the world and these claims have been of course condemned by statements issued by the Iranian foreign ministry. However, the effectiveness of these claims, considering their frequent expression, can be sized up.  

Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Le Drian criticized Iran for destabilizing measures in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

“The other condition for building trust is keeping one’s word. The destabilizing actions carried out by Iran in Syria, in Iraq, in Lebanon, in Yemen, or in the Gulf region—whether directly or through the groups it supports—these initiatives cannot be tolerated. And I’m stated this very bluntly. Likewise, for ballistic activities carried out by Iran, which are incompatible with the resolutions of the Security Council. This attitude runs contrary to our interests, and runs contrary to the U.S.’s interests. This attitude is a threat to the security of countries in the region. We certainly share the objective to curb this policy, because he cannot accept interfering and the desire for hegemony that they testify to.”

While visiting UAE and Saudi Arabia, French President Macron repeated in Dubai that he wanted to keep the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which Trump has challenged.

But he said he was “very concerned” by Iran’s ballistic missile program, mentioning a missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Saturday, and raised the prospect of possible sanctions with regard to those activities.

“There are extremely strong concerns about Iran. There are negotiations we need to start on Iran’s ballistic missiles,” he said.

“Like what was done in 2015 for the nuclear activities, it’s necessary to put a framework in place for Iran’s ballistic activities and open a process, with sanctions if needed, of negotiation that would enable (that).”

It is worth to mention that in the past months, Mr. Macron shared the same views against Iran in his meetings with US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu.

The French Foreign Minister Le Drian has also made threats against Iran saying that if Iran does not take care about the concerns over its missile program, new sanctions may be levied on Iran.

Of course, it is to be borne in mind that the negative report card of the French in dealing with the Iranian nation is not limited to these remarks in regards with the JCPOA, Iran’s missile program, and defense capabilities.

HIV-Infected Bloods Case

The case of “HIV-Infected Bloods” dates back to approxmately three decades ago and came to being in the course of Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). However, the case is one of the other unpleasant and unforgettable measures taken by the French authorities against Iranians.

Mérieux Institute, which currently is at the ownership of French Sanofi-Aventis Company, exported HIV-contaminated coagulation factors, for being used by patients suffering from hemophilia, to some countries including West Germany, Italy, Argentine, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran.

In the same direction, exporting HIV-infected bloods claimed lives of many patients suffering from hemophilia.

The necessity of Iran’s Foreign Ministry taking legal action against France’s baseless accusations

With all the above considerations, the widespread accusations made by Paris authorities against Tehran indicate that the approach taken by French authorities after the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is based on double-standard, bias, an unilateral policy.

In this regard, Naqavi Hosseini Spokesman for Parliament National Security Commission said, “it has already been reiterated that Iran’s defensive power is not negotiable and in my opinion, Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should take urgent action against the issue seriously.”

“In general, the respected government of the Islamic Republic of Iran should revise its relations with French authorities categorically,” he maintained.

For his part, Ali-Akbar Velayati Senior Advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in International Affairs pointed to baseless remarks raised by French officials with regard to renegotiating with Iran’s missile power and said, “defensive preparedness is of the initial and inalienable rights of any nation and no country is allowed to interfere in internal affairs of other countries.”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi also showed harsh reaction in this respect and said, “the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will never allow others to undermine its missile power since it is for peaceful purposes.”

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Why has France become a safe haven for extremism in Europe? 

France Paris AttacksKourosh Ziabari, Huffington Post, December 23 2017:… MKO was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as by the European Union. But between 1981 and 1986 and since 2003, MKO has been sheltered in Paris, and the majority of its rallies and demonstrations take place in French cities, attended by thousands of people. There’s no official … 

حمله مزدوران مجاهدین خلق مریم رجوی به نماینده مجلس انگلییسDenis MacShane attacked by Mojahedin Khalq (Rajavi cult) outside EU Parliament

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Why has France become a safe haven for extremism in Europe?

Terrorism_France_Radical_Islamists_MEK_Maryam_RajaviPolicemen read messages which left at a makeshift memorial next to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

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Casting blame on those responsible for the rise of the Islamic State in various parts of the Middle East and its disconcerting extension into other parts of the world is a futile exercise. The fact that the Islamic State has developed a global sphere of influence and is able to spread instability unimpeded necessitates detailed investigation, but it is important to note that the current state of affairs is the result of the faults, shortcomings, and negligent decision-making of many actors. What matters now is that the Islamic State is making advances on multiple fronts and the international community is barely committed and insufficiently united to be able to tackle its unchecked growth.

In 2017, the Islamic State has been implicated in attacks in Baghdad, Istanbul, Kabul, Westminster, Manchester, Melbourne, Jakarta, Minya, London, and even Tehran, and the perpetrators have mostly been able to avoid consequences after boldly claiming responsibility, except in the cases where they were shot dead by law enforcement officials.

What’s more, some European countries—especially those where the far right is rising, such as France—have become havens for such groups.

The Growth of the Far Right and Islamophobia

The French version of secularism—laïcité—is believed to have come into being in 1871. Part of what makes laïcité unique is the persistence of French authorities in turning their version of “secularism” into a state religion, leaving no room for criticism. Some prominent commentators and journalists, including the University of Houston’s Robert Zaretsky, have argued that French secularism has made the country a fundamentalist republic, which opens the door for such tragedies as the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

But following the establishment of the Third French Republic and state secularism, the country started to sing the hymn of exceptionalism. The concoction of its distinctive version of secularism has also resulted in an exclusionary approach to minorities and faith groups, paving the way for the rise of Islamophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of racial and religious hatred. As a result, it’s not surprising that groups such as the Islamic State have found France a fertile ground to expand their activities. Several scholars have voiced concerns that the French integration model for minorities has hit a disappointing stalemate.

Moreover, France doesn’t seem to be strictly concerned about cracking down on groups which by some standards are “extremist” and alternatively viewed as legitimate opposition groups.

A notorious example of one such group is the militant cult in exile, People’s Mujahedin of Iran, alternatively referred to as PMOI or MKO. Founded in 1965, it boasts of being an alternative to the current political establishment in Iran, or a shadow government. Part of the early days of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, it contributed to the Iranian people’s ideals of freedom, self-determination, and right to decide their future. But as the chaos of the early 1970s subsided, MKO became progressively disenfranchised as its senior figures were denied leadership positions in the new government. The group failed four times to gain seats in parliament, the Assembly of Experts, and Sa’adabad Palace.

Shortly afterward, the group began to resort to violence to achieve its goal of eliminating the government in Tehran quickly and efficiently. MKO was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as by the European Union. But between 1981 and 1986 and since 2003, MKO has been sheltered in Paris, and the majority of its rallies and demonstrations take place in French cities, attended by thousands of people. There’s no official relationship between France and MKO, but given their ultra-right worldview and their overtly anti-Iranian attitudes, France currently seems to be the safest place to host MKO. The “Republican” administrations of France, who don’t shy away from showing their reluctance to improving bilateral relations with Iran find the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization a leverage of authority over Tehran and also see no harm in letting the proxy group continue operating in disguise and publicly. Although advocacy for “regime change” in Iran dates back to the early years of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, MKO still sticks to this mentality and France finds it of some value to allow MKO’s existence. However, the most remarkable development is that in January 2009, MKO was delistedas a foreign terrorist organization by the European Union shortly after being delisted by the United Kingdom in 2008. This means although they don’t have official status, they’re not considered a “harmful” or violent group anymore. As things stand now, in the view of the high-ranking EU authorities, MKO is a “dissident” group in exile, whereas in the eyes of millions of Iranians, it’s a cult responsible for the assassination of politicians and mass murders starting in early 1970s until their bombing of the UN compound in Iraq in 2009, prompting UN withdrawal from the country.

The Islamic State, too, has strong ties to France. According to the Global Terrorism Index 2015 released by the Institute For Economics and Peace, around 2,000 French fighters have joined its ranks. France has been a frequent target of major Islamic State attacks since 2014.

France’s Response

Either by official endorsement or by virtue of social contract, France has given groups such as the Islamic State and MKO the chance to establish a base and promote a hateful ideology.

Moreover, the French authorities’ failure to cooperate effectively with non-hostile, non-aligned governments has presented a misleading image of the country’s ability to work with those international partners with which it may not have shared interests. When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid an official visit to France in February 2016—the first head of Iranian government in 16 years to travel to Paris—Elysée Palace called off a dinner ceremony for the dignitaries of the two governments after Rouhani requested that a halal meal be served at the banquet and alcoholic beverages be taken off the dinner table. The small disagreement overshadowed the media coverage of President Rouhani’s first “charm offensive” in Europe.

One trend is clear: France insists on promoting and upholding its exclusive version of secularism. The inflexibility and ultra-nationalism in the policies of the far-right politicians and parties in France, especially those of the National Front and Marine Le Pen, are reminiscent of the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s radical religious viewpoints and ultra-nationalism. Ahmadinejad’s actions prompted the immigration of thousands of people of faith, and either intentionally or inadvertently stigmatized the nation’s constitutionally recognized religious minorities.

The French system doesn’t seem to have frameworks that enable harsh and unconditional crackdown on extremists. The Islamic State has found France a safe haven to plan and carry out attacks without facing consequences. The most notable difference lies in the way French criminal law works. It’s a common and well-known trend that French authorities raid restaurants, bookstores and take other actions to disrupt alleged extremists but don’t take serious steps when they urgently need to stifle the rise of extremism, Islamophobia and bust the real terrorist cults that undermine the security and peace of their borders and disrupt international peace and security. I can refer to it as the French double standards on tackling terrorism and violent extremism. Moreover, France has a history of violence in its encounters with the Middle East and North Africa and an exclusionary attitude toward its Muslim population—fueled by the inflammatory, anti-Muslim rhetoric of its leaders. And the Time magazine once asserted that France’s prisons have become a recruiting ground for extremists, which is a viable assertion.

When France wields its state secularism in such a way that faith minorities feel regularly excluded and snubbed, it’s no surprise that extremist cults like the Islamic State feel empowered.

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Albanian based MEK terrorists threat to security of EU Parliament says Ana Gomes MEP (Video) 

Ana_Gomes_MEP_against_Maryam_Rajavi_ViolenceIran Interlink, EUP, Strasbourg, December 13 2017:… For the first time in a parliamentary debate, the MEK presence in the European Parliament was denounced as a security issue. MEP Ana Gomes spoke during the debate on Iran’s nuclear deal demanding that MEK agents who work in the parliament must be expelled. This followed a violent incident the previous week in which agents of MEK leader Maryam Rajavi … 

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Albanian based MEK terrorists threat to security of EU Parliament says Ana Gomes MEP (Video)

For the first time in a parliamentary debate, the MEK presence in the European Parliament was denounced as a security issue. MEP Ana Gomes spoke during the debate on Iran’s nuclear deal demanding that MEK agents who work in the parliament must be expelled. This followed a violent incident the previous week in which agents of MEK leader Maryam Rajavi – who was inside the building at the time – viciously beat a group of Iranian oppositionists who were leaving parliament after giving testimony to MEPs as witnesses of human rights violations in the MEK. The MEK agents were waiting to ambush them as they left the building. Such violence is intended to prevent MEK critics from speaking to parliament.

The MEK has a long history of infiltrating Western parliaments and, on a daily basis, stalking, harassing and intimidating the members of parliament, their researchers and other staff. This latest incident of violence has clearly crossed a line of democratic tolerance among MEPs who applauded the speech by Ms Gomes.

Parliamentary debate following the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini – Iran nuclear deal

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Ana_Gomes_MEP_against_Maryam_Rajavi_ViolenceSpeaker: Ana Gomes, MEP (Portugal) S&D Group

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Full support for High Representative Mogherini’s efforts in implementing the nuclear agreement with Iran. Which is strategic for the EU and global security.

The EU should encourage Iran to play a responsible role in its region and beyond. In contrast with the Wahhabism fuelling terrorism and escalation by Saudi Arabia and proxies.

But the EU should also demand that Iran stop supporting militarily the butcher Assad in Syria.

The EU cannot also be silent about human rights concerns in Iran. But for being credible and effective it must not turn a blind eye to the provocative activities of sects such as the MEK – Mojahedin e Khalq – which act within this parliament and last week even physically assaulted an opponent just outside the parliament. This criminal act happened when the MEK leader Maryam Rajavi was in the parliament. I demand from President [Antonio] Tajani the expulsion of MEK agents who work at the EP building and premises. This is also a security matter for all of us. [applause]

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‘No Exit’ – Human Rights Abuses Inside the Mojahedin Khalq Camps – Human Rights Watch

Document on Mojahedin Khalq released by RAND (The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq, A Policy Conundrum)

Under President Macron, France can play a pivotal role in Western relations with Iran

نمایندگان پارلمان اروپا جلسه بحث در مورد مجاهدین خلق فرقه رجویDebate in the European Parliament ‘What is to be done about the Iranian Mojahedin Khalq (MEK)?’

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Albanian Government opens a new military Terror Training Camp for Saddam’s Private Army 

MEK_Marym_Rajavi_Terror_Camp_Manez_Durres_AlbaniaRIMSE, December 04 2017:…  Three days ago the government through a decree signed by Premier Rama gave them a permission to construct a facility ( 200 000 square meters, 19 000 square meters of different buildings) some 12 Km north east of Durres, in the area of Manza. The facility is made of barracks, dormitories of a maximum capacity of 3 500 beds, first aid station, warehouses and depots included a totally … 

Mojahedin Khalq Terrorist Training Camp Ashraf 3 in AlbaniaMojahedin Khalq (Saddam’s Private Army, Rajavi cult) Terror Training Camp in Albania

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Albanian Government opens a new military Terror Training Camp for Saddam’s Private Army

MEK Mujahedins in Albania (Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult …)

The Iranian MEK Mujahedins in Albania up to now lived in rented dormitories in the outskirts of Tirana.

Three days ago the government through a decree signed by Premier Rama gave them a permission to construct a facility ( 200 000 square meters, 19 000 square meters of different buildings) some 12 Km north east of Durres, in the area of Manza.

The facility is made of barracks, dormitories of a maximum capacity of 3 500 beds, first aid station, warehouses and depots included a totally reinforced concrete and thick iron door armory, diesel back up generator hut, parking lot shed (a roofed parking lot) , a helioport of one big size copter capacity, small arms shooting ground, gym building, offices, three two floors villas, vehicles repair shed, common hall (recreation hall) of 300 persons capacity, two smaller conference rooms etc.

The walled compound will have two iron gates protected by two guards towers each gate. The wall will be 3,5 meters tall. I am sending you the official info made public by the government concerning the construction permission of the walled compound.

Këshilli Kombëtar i Territorit miratoi më 16 tetor 2017 dhe dy leje kompleksesh turistike:
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1. Leje zhvillimi për objektin: “Kompleks banimi, shërbimi dhe prodhimi për komunitetin iranian në Shqipëri”, me vendndodhje në [njësia administrative] Manëz, bashkia Durrës, me subjekt zhvillues shoqata “F.A.R.A”.

2. Miratimin e lejes së ndërtimit për Projektin “Ndërtimi i Kompleksit Turistik “41°N19°E”, në fshatin Shetaj, [ish-] komuna [sot: njësia administrative, bashkia Durrësi] Ishëm, Qarku Durrës, me subjekt kërkues shoqërinë “MW Plan” sh.p.k.

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احسان بیدی سیاوش رستارFormer MEK members petition the UNHCR in Albania (aka Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult, NCRI …)

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton) exposing Maryam Rajavi’s MEK activities in Albania

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Tirana_today_Mafia_shqiptare_ndihmon_muxhehedinëtSCANDAL! Albanian Mafia Helps Mojahedin Khalq (MEK, Rajavi cult) Recruit Our Youth, Fears The EU

OLSI JAZEXHI AlbaniaDr Olsi Jazexhi: Double standards in Albania’s fight against terrorism 

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton) exposing Maryam Rajavi’s MEK activities in Albania
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Warning: MEK moving members to a remote and isolated camp in Albania (aka Mojahedin Khalq Rajavi cult) 

Sahar Family Foundation, Tirana, Albania, November 19 2017:… For three days now, the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, Rajavi cult) in Albania has been relocating its members to a remote and isolated camp in Albania which they have called the ‘Ashraf Three’ base after Camp Ashraf, the main MEK garrison in Iraq. The new base is surrounded by high walls and barbed wire to prevent the members from escaping. Since a long time ago … 

Muxhahedinet iraniane kercenojne lirine e medias, censurojne televizionin Ora NewsThe Mojahedin-Mafia coalition threatens media freedom, censorship of Ora News television
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Warning: MEK moving members to a remote and isolated camp in Albania (aka Mojahedin Khalq Rajavi cult)

تیرانا آلبانی مجاهدین خلق فرقه رجوی تروریسم فساد قاچاق

For three days now, the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, Rajavi cult) in Albania has been relocating its members to a remote and isolated camp in Albania which they have called the ‘Ashraf Three’ base after Camp Ashraf, the main MEK garrison in Iraq. The new base is surrounded by high walls and barbed wire to prevent the members from escaping.

Since a long time ago the Rajavi cult has been covertly establishing facilities far away from Tirana, or any other town or city, to which it can move its members and separate them from the outside world. The aim is to exert maximum control over them to enable further brainwashing them without interference. A remote and isolated place similar to Camp Ashraf in Iraq is an ideal place for coercive psychological manipulation because it allows the leaders to control the followers both physically and mentally.

At present, the MEK members in Tirana enjoy some limited access to the outside world. This is not tolerable for the cult. The cult leader Maryam Rajavi wants her followers captive all the time. If they have free access to the outside world they will realize they are continually being told lies and they will discover that there is a way out.

The method of controlling the members inside the MEK is mind manipulation which requires an isolated area from which the members cannot escape and gradually people forget about the free world and accept their lives in there.

Cults like the MEK do not allow their members access to uncensored news or information. If they are moved to this new base the situation will be even worse than it was for them in Iraq since they now know a lot more than they did before about the outside world and therefore the internal pressure and suppression will be more severe.

The cult has also forced members to sign documents to swear that they wish to move to the new place willingly and voluntarily and they have no right to leave the place ever. They are told that this is for their own safety and security which is not correct. In this way they are giving away their rights and freedom for the rest of their lives.

The members have also been given promises of excellent facilities and services which are all lies and even if any such privileges existed these do not replace family relations and contact with the outside world which the cult is denying.

For instance, is it not worse that the members will not have access to the internet and will not be able to contact their families? In Rajavi’s world one has to live isolated from the world and only listen to the cult leaders.

Sahar Family Foundation urges all humanitarian activists and organizations around the world to prevent this human catastrophe from happening and rescue these people from being deceived into a lifelong prison.

Sahar Family Foundation – Tirana  

November 18, 2017

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زهره قائمی فرمانده ترور صیاد شیرازیBBC: Who are the Iranian dissident group MEK? (Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, PMOI, …) 

همکاری مافیای آلبانی و مجاهدین خلق، فرقه رجوی Iran arrests MKO (Mojahedin Khalq, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult …) ringleader in Isfahan

Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult) Our Men in Iran? (Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, April 2012)

امریکا علت حمله به عراق را پشتیبانی صدام از مجاهدین خلق اعلام کردHow do you explain this to the families of over 4000 US servicemen Killed in Iraq?

تعلیم دیدگان صدام مجاهدین خلق رجوی از عراق تا آلبانیAlbania’s destabilization? You have forgotten hundreds of Mojahedin!

Albania’s Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Elona Gjebrea praises Maryam Rajavi for keeping modern slaves in Tirana

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IMPAKT 97: Jihad 2.0? What are the Iranian Jihadis (MKO, Rajavi cult) doing in Albania? (part 2) 

MEK_Maryam_Rajavi_Human_Rights_Albania_DeffectorsGazeta Impakt, Tiran, Albania, November 07 2017:… Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh an ex-Iranian mojahedin gives the testimonies of three ex- mojahedins (Mojahedin Khalq: MEK, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult) members who have abandoned MKO in Albania. The mojahedin defectors show how they were recruited, brainwashed and kept in servitude by the Rajavi cult and how they gained their freedom from MEK.

آقایان بهمن اعظمی و سعدالله سیفی به همراه آقای عادل اعظمی Bahman Azami, Adel Azami and Saadallah Seyfi survivors of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MEK, Rajavi cult)

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IMPAKT 97: Jihad 2.0? What are the Iranian Jihadis (MKO, Rajavi cult) doing in Albania? (part 2)

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Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh an ex-Iranian mojahedin gives the testimonies of three ex- mojahedins (Mojahedin Khalq: MEK, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult) members who have abandoned MKO in Albania. The mojahedin defectors show how they were recruited, brainwashed and kept in servitude by the Rajavi cult and how they gained their freedom from MEK.

IMPAKT 98: Xhihad 2.0? Cfare duan xhihadistet iraniane ne Shqiperi? (pjesa 2)

Gazeta Impakt –
November 7, 2017

مصاحبه جداشدگان مجاهدین خلق در آلبانی

Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh nje qytetare britanike, ish xhihadiste iraniane sjell deshmite e tre ish-xhihadistesh iraniane (anetare te organizates te njohur si Mojahedin Khalq: MEK, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult. Keshilli i Rezistences Iraniane) te cilet kane braktisur organizaten e muxhahedineve ne Shqiperi. Dezertoret nga organizata xhihadiste tregojne sesi u radikalizuan, si u trushpelane dhe u mbajten si skllever nga kulti Raxhavi dhe sesi me pas fituan lirine nga organizata muxhahedine.

Emisioni eshte ne anglisht.

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IMPAKT 97: Jihad 2.0? What are the Iranian Jihadis (MKO, Rajavi cult) doing in Albania? (part 1) 

Gazeta Impact MEK MKO NCRI Rajavi cult Tirana Albania Anne KhodabandehGazeta Impakt, Tiran, Albania, November 06 2017:… Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh an ex-Iranian mojahedin discusses with Dr. Olsi Jazexhi the presence of the Iranian mojahedin organization in Albania. The discussion is around the MKO, Daesh, FETO and other terrorist organizations that have recruited fighters in the Balkans and have used countries like Albania as a base against Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. They discuss the history of MKO, the process of radicalization … 

Albania’s Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Elona Gjebrea Praises Maryam Rajavi For Keeping Modern Slaves In Tirana

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IMPAKT 97: Jihad 2.0? What are the Iranian Jihadis (MKO, Rajavi cult) doing in Albania? (part 1)

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Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh an ex-Iranian mojahedin discusses with Dr. Olsi Jazexhi the presence of the Iranian mojahedin (Mojahedin Khalq: MEK, MKO, NCRI, Rajavi cult) organization in Albania. The discussion is around the MKO, Daesh, FETO and other terrorist organizations that have recruited fighters in the Balkans and have used countries like Albania as a base against Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. They discuss the history of MKO, the process of radicalization, the use of terror as weapon of choice in the Middle East and the reasons why the American government uses terrorism and supports organizations like MKO for its geostrategical interests in the Middle East. They debate the use by MKO of terms like the National Council of Resistance of Iran, democratic opposition of Iran etc to depict itself as a democratic organization, while this organization breaks the laws of Albania and calls for a violent war against a foreign country. The analysts ask why the Albanian government jails and “deradicalises” Albanian Suni jihadis who want to join the jihad in Syria, but tolerates the Iranian jihadis to call for war against Iran from Albania?

IMPAKT 97: Xhihad 2.0? Cfare duan xhihadistet iraniane ne Shqiperi? (pjesa 1)
Gazeta Impakt –
November 6, 2017

Gazeta Impact MEK MKO NCRI Rajavi cult Tirana Albania Anne Khodabandeh

Anne Singelton – Khodabandeh nje ish-moxhahedine iraniane diskuton me Dr. Olsi Jazexhi prezencen e xhihadisteve iraniane ne Shqiperi. Diskutimi perqendrohet perreth MKO-se, Daesh-it apo ISIS-it, FETO-s dhe organizatave te tjera terroriste qe kane rekrutuar luftetare ne Ballkan dhe kane perdorur vende sikur Shqiperia si baze per te sulmuar vende sikur Turqia, Irani, Iraku dhe Siria. Diskutohet historia e MKO-se, procesi i radikalizimit, perdorimi i terrorizmit si arme gjeostrategjike ne Lindjen e Mesme, dhe arsyet pse administrata amerikane mbeshtet organizatat sikur MKO per qellimet e saj ne Lindjen e Mesme. Debatohet perdorimi nga MKO i termave sikur the National Council of Resistance of Iran (Keshilli Kombetar i Rezistences ne Iran), opozita demokratike e Iranit etj per ta treguar kete organizate si demokratike, ne nje kohe qe kjo organizate thyen ligjet e Shqiperise dhe ben thirrje per xhihad kunder nje vendi te huaj.

Analistet pyesin pse qeveria shqiptare burgos dhe “deradikalizon” shqiptaret myslimane qe flasin per xhihad dhe duan te shkojne ne xhihad ne Siri, por toleron xhihadistet iraniane per te bere thirrje per lufte kunder Iranit nga Shqiperia?

Emisioni eshte ne gjuhen angleze.

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Maryam Rajavi Baghdadi MEK ISIS terror TehranMassoud Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, June 20 2017:… The following piece has been written by somebody I know well. He does not want his real name to be used because that would jeopardize the sensitive nature of his current work in counter terrorism in Europe – Massoud Khodabandeh… As a former member of the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist organization (MEK), I followed the news of terrorist attacks on Tehran with shame, guilt and anger. My shame and guilt stem … 

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ISIS Drew On MEK Expertise For Terror Attacks On Tehran  (Mojahedin Khalq, Rajavi cult)

مریم رجوی البغدادی مجاهدین خلق داعش تروریسم تهران

The following piece has been written by somebody I know well. He does not want his real name to be used because that would jeopardize the sensitive nature of his current work in counter terrorism in Europe – Massoud Khodabandeh.

As a former member of the Mojahedin Khalq terrorist organization (MEK), I followed the news of terrorist attacks on Tehran with shame, guilt and anger.

My shame and guilt stem from having been involved in such attacks in the past as a member of the MEK. My anger springs from what I see as the MEK’s ongoing influence in these current attacks. Based on my inside knowledge of the MEK I believe this organization has now helped the most notorious terror organization in the world to attack our country and our people.

As I followed news of the attacks I was forced to remember my own role in a similar mission and how my membership of the MEK had almost cost me my life. While analyzing the details of the ISIS attack as they emerged, it was easy to see that these operations in Tehran had been based on the expertise of MEK operations in several ways. I have identified some of these similarities which I have given in outline below.

Planning

The targets selected by ISIS were sites constantly targeted by the MEK. The Iranian Parliament and its members had always been primary targets for the MEK since the 1980s. The group had managed to assassinate several members of the Parliament and tried to plant a bomb there at one point. They were unsuccessful and some members were killed by security forces while other terrorist teams were arrested. Similarly, after Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine was created, Massoud Rajavi, the late MEK leader, announced that “Khomeini’s grave must be exploded”. It became a mantra among MEK members which they would chant in indoctrination sessions. The MEK tried unsuccessfully to send terrorist teams there in 1991 and 2002.

While ISIS and the MEK have the same interests in attacking Iran, ISIS could have caused much greater anti-government fear and hatred among the civilian population in line with its regime change agenda if they had bombed a civilian target like transport infrastructure or a shopping mall. They could have done more damage by targeting the Revolutionary Guards whose forces are in Syria. Instead, the ISIS targets matched those which had been constantly under attack by the MEK for thirty years.

Logistics

ISIS used locally recruited Iranians for this attack. Their main challenge was to get their weaponry to Tehran without being detected by Iranian security forces. This had always been the main challenge for MEK terrorists. They used different methods to get their weapons to Tehran. For example, hiding the weapons in a small truck loaded with food or inside an empty computer case. The MEK experiences were helpful to the ISIS attackers. They paid a female acquaintance to join them to go to Tehran, pretending it is a family visit. This was to raise less suspicion. Between 2000-2003, the MEK used the same approach to get their terrorists from Iraq to Tehran. The first suicide bomber in Iran was a female MEK member. Since then, the MEK used women in suicide operations to ‘normalize’ their terrorist teams.

The suicide mission

An important similarity is the human factor. Just like the MEK, ISIS terrorists selected and trained for suicide missions are thoroughly brainwashed first. They undergo intensive indoctrination and psychological manipulation sessions and afterwards they are not allowed to think of anything else but their mission; terror. From the videos and reports, it is clear that the terrorists are numbed and fearful people who are prepared to use weapons as a first resort against innocent unprepared people. The ISIS terrorists exploded their vests in their first moments of contact with security forces. A couple of them even exploded their vests as soon as they just saw the security forces. This is similar to MKO terrorists who were brainwashed to assassinate unarmed civilians or perform a mortar attack in a large city like Tehran. They were also armed with cyanide pills and a hand grenade and ordered that rather than risk capture they must commit suicide and hurt as many of the people around them as possible.

Governmental backing

It has been widely reported that, just like the MEK, ISIS also gets support from inside Saudi Arabia. After the Tehran terrorist attacks neither Saudi Arabia nor the MEK condemned the events. This echoes MEK behaviour under the Saddam regime. The MEK could not and would not condemn any action of Saddam or the Saudis because they were being paid and supported by them.

The MEK needed governmental level backing to move across national borders. Saddam arranged for MEK operatives to get inside Iran from Pakistan and Turkey rather than cross the Iraqi border which was under international scrutiny. ISIS has also been able to cross borders and move weapons and fund its activities in a way that indicates governmental level of support.

There is no indication that the MEK were directly involved in the Tehran attacks. But from my inside knowledge and based on having performed a similar style of suicide attack in Tehran myself some years ago, there is little doubt in my mind that ISIS have been able to use MEK expertise to pursue this modern terrorist attack.

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