Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 08, 2019

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 08, 2019

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, November 09 2019:… MEK’s NCRI brand issued an official statement against Massoud Khodabandeh and Iran International TV. Khodabandeh was interviewed during the news segment for his opinion about the fake French tweets. He responded, “This news is not new. From last year the MEK was being curtailed and being sent to Albania. The two events that Maryam Rajavi was recently allowed in Brussels and Paris remind me of 1996 when she was being deported back to Iraq and she begged for two meetings in London and Paris in exchange for going quietly, which she did. Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 08, 2019 

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – November 08, 2019

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cult++ This week MEK were intending to visit the US Senate using the Organization of Iranian American Communities as a front. Ali Akbar Rastgu of Aawa Association wrote a letter to the head of the Senate warning that these people are in fact MEK, and enclosed documents showing MEK’s history of killing Americans, cheering for 9/11, support for Saddam and pointing out that the US attacked Iraq in 2003 partly because of them. Also, Davoud Baghervand Arshad in Germany published details of the things MEK has done against Americans and American interests, even while they were pretending to be on the side of America.

++ Massoud and Maryam Rajavi have become avid supporters of the uprising in Iraq – in fact the whole MEK system is backing the protests. Some comments joked about the fact that Massoud is dead and yet is still talking. Another said – ‘the MEK are excited that what they call “rebellion nucleuses” are using tuc tucs and claim this will topple the regime. Maryam, who used to stand on Saddam’s tanks, is now promoting the tuc tuc!’ Commentary says those who pay MEK to incite unrest in Iraq, obviously have no clue who they are paying. The Iraqis hate MEK more than anyone else ever. For them even the return of Saddamists would be better. If Iraqis don’t want the US or Iran to interfere, they certainly don’t want MEK to interfere.

++ MEK’s NCRI brand issued an official statement against Massoud Khodabandeh and Iran International TV. Khodabandeh was interviewed during the news segment for his opinion about the fake French tweets. He responded, “This news is not new. From last year the MEK was being curtailed and being sent to Albania. The two events that Maryam Rajavi was recently allowed in Brussels and Paris remind me of 1996 when she was being deported back to Iraq and she begged for two meetings in London and Paris in exchange for going quietly, which she did. The reasons why MEK is being curtailed are: 1. The JCPOA nuclear issue that France doesn’t want to collapse. Curtailing MEK is a good gesture to Iran; 2. France wants to mediate between US and Iran and MEK hinders that – MEK are tools of neocons who don’t want Iran to get close to Europe; 3. Most importantly, France received evidence that the alleged bomb plot against MEK’s Villepinte event in 2018 was a false flag op done by themselves to set up others and blame Iran. That’s why they were banned from holding the event in 2019. In response to Khodabandeh’s interview MEK being MEK are issuing statements saying that this TV channel is Saudi paid therefore it should work as Saddam did and should be totally in our hands and on our side.

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++ Nejat Society has again published appeals by the families of MEK members trapped in the slave camp in Albania for help to free their loved ones.

++ Eldar Mamedov writing in Lobelog picked up the news of a fake Twitter account in the name of Alexis Kohler, chief of staff of President Macron of France. The account tweeted that Maryam Rajavi and MEK would be expelled from France and sent to Albania. It took a week for the fake account to be taken down. Mamedov says this could be because the news itself might not be fake. He reviews MEK’s history in France and its use by various political interests in their foreign relations with Iran. He concludes that although MEK shows remarkable resilience in the face of constant setbacks, this latest move to expel the group from Europe will definitely contribute to its decline.

++ Following MEK spokesman Ali Safavi’s spurious allegation that four former MEK members living in Albania are ‘agents of the Iranian regime’ who pose a terrorist threat, the Albanian media has woken up to its responsibilities. Several television channels have run interviews with the four formers, who describe their current civilian lives as enjoying the freedoms they were denied for decades while with MEK. They also talked about MEK’s terrorist past and the operations they were ordered to undertake, from killing civilians inside Iran to the massacre of Kurds just after the first Gulf War. The interviews have had an unsettling effect on their Albanian audiences, in particular when these former MEK describe how the organization is currently deceptively recruiting Albanian youth and urging Albanians to “look out for your children”.

++ The Organization of Iranian American Communities had two Twitter accounts suspended due to the involvement of MEK.

++ The BBC’s Linda Pressley and Albana Kasapi do an excellent job of impartial broadcasting as they invited several voices to talk about the MEK in Albania. From government officials, to MEK officials to former MEK members, everyone had a say. But like the media everywhere, the BBC is still reporting on MEK in the same ‘Creationists versus Evolutionists’ way; based on a false premise. When the media wake up to the fact that MEK is a cult and its members are modern slaves, then true reporting will begin.

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Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians 

Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians Benjamin Weinthal, The Jerusalem Post, October 31 2019:… The institute’s scholar added that “indeed, many Iranians continue to insist that the only thing worse than the regime under which they suffer now would be the MEK.” Rubin, who spent time in Iran during the presidencies of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, wrote that “there was only one item that united Iranians inside Iran: absolute hatred of the Mojahedin e-Khalq (MEK).” The MEK, whose political ideology was founded on a mixture of Marxism and Islamism, trained with the PLO and under the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians  

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Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians 

European paliament members want to sanction Iran for Human Rights

Ryszard Henryk Czarnecki, a Polish MEP, said the “terrorist regime” in Iran shows “no mercy for its citizens.”

A group of lawmakers from the European Parliament on Wednesday recommended linking trade with Iran’s regime to improvements in Tehran’s atrocious human rights record.

Italian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Alessandra Moretti said at the session in Strasbourg, France, that “Iran is a country where women are imprisoned for being women,” and economic deals with the regime should be “conditioned on respect for human rights.”

FoxNews.com first reported on the lawmakers urging that the EU punish Iran’s clerical regime.

Polish MEP Ryszard Henryk Czarnecki said that the “terrorist regime” in Iran shows “no mercy for its citizens.”

Spanish MEP Juan Fernando López Aguilar documented the case of an Iranian woman, Sahar Khodayari, often called the “Blue Girl,” after the colors of her favorite soccer club, Esteghlal FC.

Khodayari was charged with “appearing in public without a hijab” after she sought to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium dressed as a man so she could view a soccer match last March. In protest against her possible sentence, she lit herself on fire in front of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran in September, and died of her burns a week later.

The Spanish lawmaker said this is “absolutely shocking” and it is a “duty of members of the European Parliament to make the case for women’s rights” in Iran.

Italian MEP Gianna Gancia said that, “representatives of Europe seem only to be interested in business and trade with Iran. The EU Commission should stop relations with Iran and impose sanctions on the regime for violations of human rights. We want democratic change in Iran.”

“The Iranian people do not want this regime,” declared British MEP Anthea McIntyre.

Rama Yade, the former French secretary for human rights, said Iran has become an “open air prison” and the “Iran nuclear agreement does not work.”

The European lawmakers’ demands to sanction Iran’s regime followed a presentation by Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) also known as Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK – holy-war fighters for the people), who introduced a new book published by her organization, titled Crimes Against Humanity.

The book details Iran’s massacre over five months in 1988 of thousands of political prisoners, the majority of whom were from the PMOI. Marxist Iranian prisoners were also executed. Up to 30,000 prisoners are estimated to have been executed.

Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians 

The institute’s scholar added that “indeed, many Iranians continue to insist that the only thing worse than the regime under which they suffer now would be the MEK.” Rubin, who spent time in Iran during the presidencies of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, wrote that “there was only one item that united Iranians inside Iran: absolute hatred of the Mojahedin e-Khalq (MEK).” The MEK, whose political ideology was founded on a mixture of Marxism and Islamism, trained with the PLO and under the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians  

The US government classified the PMOI as a terrorist organization in 1997 but removed the designation in 2012.

Writing in The National Interest in March, the American Enterprise Institute’s Iran expert, Dr. Michael Rubin, said: “Herein lies the biggest problem with treating the MEK as anything more than a pariah: because Iranians hate the group for its history, previous actions and past allegiances, the current Islamic Republic will utilize the MEK to delegitimize any movement or group of which they are part.”

Rubin wrote that “what really broke any remaining popular support for the MEK among ordinary Iranians, however, was their embrace of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s regime against the backdrop of the Iran-Iraq War. For most Iranians, the MEK-Saddam relationship is unforgivable.”

The institute’s scholar added that “indeed, many Iranians continue to insist that the only thing worse than the regime under which they suffer now would be the MEK.”

Rubin, who spent time in Iran during the presidencies of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, wrote that “there was only one item that united Iranians inside Iran: absolute hatred of the Mojahedin e-Khalq (MEK).”

The MEK, whose political ideology was founded on a mixture of Marxism and Islamism, trained with the PLO and under the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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Hatred Of Maryam Rajavi And MEK Unites All Iranians 

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