Author: Anne Khodabandeh

Anne Khodabandeh

Anne Singleton (Khodabandeh) British born. Qualified in 1983 with BA Hons in English Language and Literature from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Main career has been as computer programmer with some of the UK's largest financial institutions. Additionally, became an activist with Mojahedin Khalq between 1980 and 1996. In 2001 started Iran-Interlink as a basis for helping victims of the cult. In 2003 published the book 'Saddam's Private Army' which charts Massoud Rajavi's perversion of the organisation he took over from being an armed political group opposed to the Iranian regime to a dangerous, destructive mind-control cult which aims to bring Rajavi to power in Iran through violence.




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Maryam Rajavi Cult Leader

Posted on: 2022/02/19

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, February 19 2022:… In 2003, Maryam Rajavi inherited, or at least became de facto leader of, a political mind control cult, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, after her husband Massoud Rajavi disappeared. Fortunately for her, Massoud Rajavi had already spent over two decades creating the cultic conditions inside this anti-Iranian group that have guaranteed its survival: modern slavery based on misappropriated devotion to an outdated, unachievable cause enforced through a punitive regime of isolation, fear and punishment. Maryam Rajavi Cult Leader 

Deceptive Recruitment in Albania – MEK Treachery Against Iranians Continues

Posted on: 2022/01/10

Anne khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, January 10 2022:… What role do the MEK personnel play in seeking out fraudsters? Who lies about their origins? Do the police employ the MEK members in some official capacity or are they simply there as ‘volunteers’? In this scenario, do the police ‘employ’ other ethnicities to identify their own? Once such individuals are identified, what purpose does this serve? Are the MEK personnel used as translators? Are the individuals informed that these are members of MEK? These questions should in themselves raise alarm bells about the involvement of this unethical, criminal group in a highly sensitive arena involving extremely vulnerable asylum seekers. Deceptive Recruitment in Albania 

Maryam Rajavi Enemy of Diplomacy

Posted on: 2021/11/08

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, November 08 2021:… The Mojahedin’s fake Twitter account ‘Heshmat Alavi’ has surfaced again. This time to attack Representative Ilhan Omar and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) advocacy group. The MEK (through the Heshmat Alavi account) accuses Omar of “appeasing” the Iranian regime by advocating for diplomacy over war as a policy aim. The MEK claims that former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is feeding her, through various individuals linked to NIAC, narratives that “push Iran’s talking points”. But Iran’s talking points are not hidden or obscure; ‘don’t threaten us, lift sanctions’ appears to be the nub of it. Maryam Rajavi Enemy of Diplomacy . 

MEK – From Fanatical Terrorists to Fanatical Followers

Posted on: 2021/10/14

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, October 14 2021:… Clearly, the MEK are no longer needed as a brand either for funding or fronting anti-Iran efforts. To make matters worse, in Albania, Maryam Rajavi is beset by internal dissatisfaction among the members. Whether as a reaction to losing political and monetary support or as a distraction to divert the attention of the member from her failures, she has resorted to one of her husband’s old tricks – shake up the leadership line up. MEK – From Fanatical Terrorists to Fanatical Followers 

MEK celebrates its 57th anniversary as what?

Posted on: 2021/09/07

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton) , September 06 2021:… On 5th September the People’s Mojahedin e Khalq celebrated its 57th anniversary. But here’s a serious question: ‘As what?’ Is the MEK a terrorist group; a propaganda merchant; a mercenary militia group; a resistance movement; a liberation force; a democratic, feminist opposition group; a government in waiting? These are some of the descriptions attached to it by observers and by itself over its five-decade history. Sometimes it’s hard to pin down this chameleon like group. Just what, specifically, is the MEK? MEK celebrates its 56th anniversary 

Is America Whitewashing Afghan Refugees in Albania

Posted on: 2021/08/20

Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, August 212021:… MEK was allowed to build a closed camp to house its members in the same conditions of modern slavery as they had lived in Iraq. Soon after, there was talk of Albania being used to house widows and orphans from Syria. This was a different proposition to the repatriation of Albanian women who had left to marry ISIS fighters; these were many families of many different ISIS fighters. Now the Americans are bringing Afghan refugees to Albania it is worth examining these previous attempts to contain American problems to see what this could mean. Is America Whitewashing Afghan Refugees in Albania

The Rajavi Curse

Posted on: 2021/06/26

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, June 25 2021:… Rudi Giuliani is the latest in a long list of people who have advocated for Rajavi and the MEK, who have fallen from grace. Giuliani is, of course, the architect of his own downfall. His support for the MEK played only a small part in his long, often unsavoury career. (Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2020 Borat film played successfully on Giuliani’s dodgy reputation.) But Giuliani is in good company when we examine the roll call of individuals who have advocated for the MEK and subsequently lost their careers and their reputations – again often in only small part due to their association with the MEK. The Rajavi Curse 

MEK Israel Derailing Failed – Democrats Try New Tactic

Posted on: 2021/05/11

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, May 09 2021:… On its arrival in Vienna at the start of April, Iran’s delegation was confronted with a small picket of MEK supporters who heckled and threatened violence against them. The MEK demand is to end all negotiations with Iran, scrap the JCPOA and declare war instead. Although the MEK leadership has been expelled from the EU to Albania, it still receives tacit support from within the US embassy there. While the MEK remains a minor irritant to Iran due to its history of treachery and terrorism, US tolerance of what it regards as a terrorist cult signals a lack of sincerity on America’s behalf. MEK Israel Derailing Failed – Democrats Try New Tactic. 

Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK In Vienna

Posted on: 2021/04/30

Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Iran Interlink, April 30 2021:… Iranian papers reported that a small gathering of Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) supporters took up position outside the Grand Hotel which hosts the talks, where they cursed and swore to try to intimidate the Iran delegation. Their demand: an end to diplomacy and for the US to declare war against Iran. Iran’s interpretation to its domestic audience in the run up to the presidential election in June, is that the West is simply playing games using anti-Iranian terrorists, and that this shows that neither America nor Europe is serious about the talks or establishing normal relations with Iran. Mujahedin-e-Khalq MEK In Vienna 

US Iran Talks Undermined by MEK Presence

Posted on: 2021/04/13

Anne Singleton 7Massoud Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, April 13 2021:… As the Vienna talks demonstrate, rolling back the Trump administration’s errors in relation to Iran can be difficult. In some cases, such as the assassination of general Qasem Soleimani, impossible. But direct talks are not the only means to that end. We wrote in January that a quick, effective and pain free policy win for Biden on Iran would be to return to the Obama administration’s plan to dismantle the MEK in Albania. This would achieve several outcomes. US Iran Talks Undermined by MEK Presence