Rajavi Cult Online Summit . 30K connections? Really?

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . 30K connections? Really?

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really?Nejat Society, July 31 2020:… The annual gathering of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI? Cult of Rajavi) went virtual this year on Friday, July 17, 2020. In the past, the group used to mobilize hundreds of people including students, Arab and African refugees from all over Europe for a free one-day Paris tour in order to wave Iranian flags in the group’s rented colossal hall every year around this time… According to what the audience see in the videos of the so-called annual summit, the estimated number seem to be about 1200 connections at most. Is it technically practical to connect 30000 locations to an online conference? Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really? 

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Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really?

MEK and the largest online summit ever? How come?

The annual gathering of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI? Cult of Rajavi) went virtual this year on Friday, July 17, 2020. In the past, the group used to mobilize hundreds of people including students, Arab and African refugees from all over Europe for a free one-day Paris tour in order to wave Iranian flags in the group’s rented colossal hall every year around this time.

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really?

This year, the gathering was semi-virtual and located in the group’s newly established base in Albania. The rank and file of the group were definitely the only ones who were made to attend the rally. However, the more important part of the participants were the virtual ones who, according to the MEK propaganda, were connected to the event from more than 30,000 locations worldwide. The group also claims that tens of thousands of people, in 102 countries in various time zones were connected to the summit. A number of questions come to a person’s common sense on such huge assertions:

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really?

In fact, the faces shown on dozens of monitors around the hall may prove such a claim to some extent.

According to what the audience see in the videos of the so-called annual summit, the estimated number seem to be about 1200 connections at most. Is it technically practical to connect 30000 locations to an online conference?

Where Rudy Giuliani’s Money Comes From ( Maryam Rajavi, MEK, NCRI)

The backbone for such an extended connection service is not simply accessible for an entity like Mujahedin Khalq which is not an internationally legal personality under any circumstance. Given that the group is so greatly financially sponsored that it can support such an enormous structure to connect 30 thousand people from different time zones all over the world, in Europe, another question is posed: where does the money come from?

This is a highly frequent question on the financial resources of the MEK. The answer can range from the_oil_for_food programme in the era of Saddam Hussein to the Saudi government particularly Prince Bin Salman who gives them the tribune of its Persian-language TV channel Iran International.

However, a close investigation on what really took place in the MEK’s lavish online gathering indicates significant facts about the truth of such a luxurious appearance with large displays and organized audience of whom the real ones remind us of marches in North Korea. In fact, in a cult-like hierarchy, to organize the rank and file to launch such a gathering is a piece of cake. It is possible because as Elizabeth Rubin of the New York Times describes them “a fictional world of female worker bees”, the MEK members are hard workers with no payment but coerced minds. But how many people could the MEK leaders organize from out of the Ashraf world?

The number of live viewers in the MEK-linked accounts on social media such as Instagram did not seem to be more than a few dozen while the number of viewers of an average Iranian influencer on Instagram usually reaches hundreds to thousands. Therefore, the group’s claim to represent the Iranian people is totally disapproved because nobody can deny the influence of social media in the Iranian community.

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . Really?

There are also some other participants in the MEK’s online summit including those few number of the group’s sympathizers that are usually besieged from all over the US to gather in front of the white house or those very few people in European capitals.

Moreover, the viewers of the social media or the attendees in front of the White House cannot be considered part of the alleged 30000 connections. The connections are supposed to be through certain software or applications that are usually sanctioned by the United Sates so not accessible in Iran. So who are the audience of Maryam Rajavi as the so-called president of the Iranian resistance?

Former Terrorists Praised By Former US Officials

While most of the group’s audience are connected to the event from outside Iran Maryam Rajavi opens her speech hailing her countrymen and praising the uprisings of resistance units in Iran! Where are the Iranian nation to praise their president elect on the anniversary of her arrest by the French Police under terrorism charges?

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US Supported MEK Terrorists And Their  Annual Conference In Albania

US Supported MEK Terrorists And Their  Annual Conference In AlbaniaStephen Lendman, stephenlendman.org, July 23 2020:… During Friday’s conference, MEK leader Maryam Rajavi said its “mission…is to overthrow the mullahs.” The NCRI is an MEK front group. During Friday’s online session, Giuliani promoted regime change in Iran, saying the following: “(T)he mullahs are like the people who ran the mafia, the people I prosecuted who ran the mafia and extorted their people,” adding:  “Regime change in Iran is within reach. That’s the goal of NCRI and (MEK head) Maryam Rajavi.” She delivered red meat remarks that included saying “(o)ur first commitment is…overthrow(ing) (Iran’s ruling authorities and) reclaim(ing)” the country. For all its huffing, puffing, US training, and monetary support from Washington and the Saudis, the MEK has scant backing in Iran at most. US Supported MEK Terrorists And Their  Annual Conference In Albania 

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US Supported MEK Terrorists And Their  Annual Conference In Albania

Annual US Supported Anti-Iran Conference

Rajavi Cult Online Summit . 30K connections? Really?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Friday, the so-called National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held its annual conference — online because of spreading COVID-19 outbreaks.

NCRI has nothing to do with democratic values, everything to do with wanting Iran transformed into a US controlled fascist police state as it was from 1953 to 1979 under US installed Mohammad Reza Palavi.

The NCRI coalition of extremist elements is led by the so-called People’s Mujahedin of Iran (the MEK).

Until 2012, the group was a State Department terrorist organization.

It operates the same way now, violence and vandalism its specialties, supported by bipartisan US Iranophobes, using the group as a dagger against sovereign Islamic Republic independence, free from US control.

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh earlier called the MEK a Western intelligence-linked group, covertly funded for anti-Iranian terrorist activities, supplying their operatives with “arms and intelligence.”

The CIA and Pentagon likely continue to arm, fund, and train its operatives, using them as an instrument of US war OF terror, not on it.

Targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists were carried out by MEK members — financed and trained by Israel’s Mossad.

It’s unclear if they may have been responsible for explosions and fires that occurred this year in Iran, including at the country’s Natanz nuclear site, its main uranium processing facility.

According to Hersh earlier, (t)he first units of the MEK…show(ed) up in Nevada in late 04, early 05, and it was (for) months and months of (special forces) training” by the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

Hersh explained that their training included high-tech communications tactics, use of spy drones, explosives, and enhanced interrogation techniques.

 

Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult) Our Men in Iran?Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, Rajavi cult) Our Men in Iran?

The US and Israel are waging war on Iran by other means, including use of state-terror, part of their aim to topple Tehran’s legitimate government.

On Saturday, Press TV reported that Tehran’s UK envoy Hamid Baeidinejad slammed a Saudi-funded London television network, specializing in anti-Iran propaganda, for promoting and televising NCRI’s Friday conference.

“By broadcasting the gathering of the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) that is the murderer of tens of thousands of innocent Iranians, the Saudi Iran International network displayed its full-scale obscenity and shamelessness,” he tweeted, adding that Riyadh helps fund the group.

Press TV explained that the MEK (aka the MKO) sided with US-supported Saddam Hussein during what’s known as the 1980s Iran-Iraq War.

MEK terrorism is responsible for killing “about 12,000” Iranians.

The US and other Western countries removed the group from their “terrorist blacklists.”

It holds annual US/Western/Saudi supported conferences, hardliners from these countries featured as speakers.

According to Reuters, participants at Friday’s conference included Trump regime lawyer Rudy Giuliani and 18 US senators.

John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Joe Lieberman, Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean, and other well-known US officials appeared at earlier MEK gatherings in a show of support — receiving thousands of dollars for their participation.

During Friday’s conference, MEK leader Maryam Rajavi said its “mission…is to overthrow the mullahs.”

The NCRI is an MEK front group. During Friday’s online session, Giuliani promoted regime change in Iran, saying the following:

“(T)he mullahs are like the people who ran the mafia, the people I prosecuted who ran the mafia and extorted their people,” adding: 

“Regime change in Iran is within reach. That’s the goal of NCRI and (MEK head) Maryam Rajavi.”

She delivered red meat remarks that included saying “(o)ur first commitment is…overthrow(ing) (Iran’s ruling authorities and) reclaim(ing)” the country.

For all its huffing, puffing, US training, and monetary support from Washington and the Saudis, the MEK has scant backing in Iran at most.

A Final Comment

An earlier RAND Corporation “study” said after the US delisted the MEK as a terrorist organization, designating its members as “protected persons,” it left itself “open to charges of hypocrisy in the war on terrorism,” adding: 

Practices of the cult-like group include “physical abuse (and) limited…options” for members to escape from its control.

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

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Albania Accession TO EU – Open Letter to the Negotiators

Albania Accession TO EU - Open Letter to the NegotiatorsAnne Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, July 17 2020:… MEK leader Maryam Rajavi boasts that she can organize a Zoom conference from Albania on July 17th to link up paid pundits she would normally invite to her annual rally – a cut price event. On July 16th families from every province in Iran linked up by Zoom to talk and asked ‘if Rajavi is so afraid that we will come to the camp with bombs, why can’t she allow our loved ones to make supervised Zoom calls with us from afar?’ Albania Accession TO EU – Open Letter to the Negotiators

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Albania Accession TO EU – Open Letter to the Negotiators

Albania Accession TO EU - Open Letter to the Negotiators

Open Letter to the Negotiators for Albania’s Accession to the EU

US Supported MEK Terrorists 

by  Anne Khodabandeh 

News that, in spite of the difficulties thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission accession talks are going ahead is welcome. Albania, in particular, has many serious issues to address if it is to make progress and the country will benefit from pressure to meet EU expectations on combatting crime and corruption as well as instituting judicial and political reforms.

The recent arrest of 5 senior officials of Albania’s Regional Border and Migration Directorate on charges of people smuggling and illegal assistance to cross the borders, after an investigation into illegal trafficking and abuse of migrant documentation, illustrates the depth of Albania’s problems. Coordination with the CIA in these arrests by Director General of the State Police, Ardi Veliu also reminds us that one of Albania’s difficulties has been to emerge in any meaningful way from under the control of the US as a NATO state.

These arrests have inadvertently exposed another significant, but easily ignored aspect to US influence – the presence of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK, MKO, Rajavi cult), an Iranian terrorist group which operates as a mind control cult. The MEK in Albania is protected by the Trump administration and claims CIA links. Albania’s government has allowed the MEK unprecedented freedom; freedom that former benefactor Saddam Hussein never granted. Indeed, the tolerance of and collusion with the MEK’s maverick, often criminal behaviour acts like a litmus test for how corrupt various Albanian institutions are.

In the case of the police arrests, several former members of the MEK who live in Tirana said they were surprised and relieved because “These five are the same police who have been harassing us, refusing to give us residence permits and denying our basic rights. They have arrested one of us and detained him without charge for almost a year. The police have been doing this on behalf of MEK leaders.” What this exposes is that the MEK enjoys undue influence with the police services, and that MEK members do not have any legal status in the country; no ID papers, work permits or travel documents. They are not refugees, they are stateless and unaccountable people who live outside the law.

Since arriving in Albania in 2016, the MEK presence has been at best problematic – the MEK has interfered in the internal and external affairs of the country – and at worst poses a serious security risk. An examination of MEK behaviour reveals profound corruption in every institution of Albania.

The following sample of the range of MEK activities in Albania displays a pattern not of simple disregard for the laws and norms of the host community, but a deliberate exploitation of weaknesses in every aspect of the Albanian state from local to national level.

The MEK:

  • Persuaded deputy Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Dr Elona Gjebrea to support Maryam Rajavi even though MEK modern slavery is clear for all to see.
  • Diverted drinking water [in English] from a tourist area for their camp.
  • Taken precedence for the supply of electricity to their camp over local residents.
  • Angered locals by burying one of their dead in an already overcrowded cemetery.
  • Evaded the post mortem examination of a member who died in suspicious circumstances [in English].
  • Had media interviews removed after Anne Khodabandeh revealed the MEK was recruiting Albanian youth.
  • Falsely accused two Iranian academics of being terrorists and used this as evidence to have diplomatic staff from the Iranian embassy expelled after MEK labelled them terrorists.
  • Established an extrajudicial, extraterritorial camp to keep members in a state of modern slavery.
  • Used slaves to run a troll farm against the national interests of Albania.
  • Interfered in media freedoms to have favourable articles published and critical articles suppressed.
  • Denied access and physically assaulted western journalists who came to report on the activities in the closed camp in Manez.
  • Paid politicians and personalities to attend their meetings and promote their anti-Iran agenda using Albania as a platform to call for violent regime change against Iran [in English].

In response to revelations of its activities, the MEK accuses critics of being “agents of Iran’s intelligence services” – cult jargon intended to frighten the members and call into question the integrity of the critics and distract attention from MEK illegal activities.

Even respected and well-known Albanian citizens are not exempt from the MEK’s unchecked defamation and intimidation campaign. Albanian journalist Gjergji Thanasi is still seeking justice against leading member MEK Behzad Safari as court hearing after court hearing is postponed after spurious excuses are raised. Civil rights activist and historian Olsi Jazexhi and lawyer Migena Bala have been threatened with violence by MEK for investigating and criticizing the cult.

What is to be done?

Clearly, if the European Union is to welcome Albania as a member state something must be done to root out the MEK’s influence in that country. In the past two years, member states of the European Union have severely curtailed MEK activities in Europe. The MEK leader Maryam Rajavi has been obliged to quit France and set up her new headquarters in Albania. There can be no doubt that the EU will not tolerate the group re-entering by default should Albania finally join the union. If Albania does issue them with ID papers, these ‘refugees’ will have direct access to everywhere in the EU following accession.

It is time to dismantle the group.

In 2003 when Saddam Hussein was removed from power, families of MEK members who had not seen their loved ones for two decades made the perilous journey to Camp Ashraf to make contact. These families joined together as an NGO called Nejat Society (Rescue Society) and Sahar Family Foundation was created to help disaffected members in Iraq. Since then they have helped hundreds of individuals who left the MEK to reunite with their families, de-radicalise and return to normal life. In that time, the MEK has transferred from Iraq to Albania, but still in 2020, many, many members remain trapped, incommunicado without knowledge of how they can be helped.

Back in August 2017, an official from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Tirana met with representatives of these families and pledged to help. Visiting Tirana, Iran Interlink representative Anne Khodabandeh explained how important families are to helping de-radicalise MEK members after they leave the group, and offering them support in returning to normal life.

Since then MEK have waged a campaign to demonize families of MEK members who travelled, or want to travel, to Albania to make contact with their long estranged loved ones, labelling them terrorists and accusing them of wanting to kill their relatives, ensuring they cannot obtain visas.

Families’ petition Albania’s PM

In May this year, a petition by the families addressed to Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama reached over eleven thousand signatures. There is a lot of sympathy for the plight of these families, many of whom are elderly and are desperate to be reconciled with their loved ones before it is too late. The petition urges Albania’s prime minister to allow the families to contact their loved ones in the MEK camp. Tens of families added personal appeals and wrote individual letters. Still Rama has not responded.

MEK leader Maryam Rajavi boasts that she can organize a Zoom conference from Albania on July 17th to link up paid pundits she would normally invite to her annual rally – a cut price event. On July 16th families from every province in Iran linked up by Zoom to talk and asked ‘if Rajavi is so afraid that we will come to the camp with bombs, why can’t she allow our loved ones to make supervised Zoom calls with us from afar?’

MEK leader Maryam Rajavi boasts that she can organize a Zoom conference from Albania on July 17th to link up paid pundits she would normally invite to her annual rally – a cut price event. On July 16th families from every province in Iran linked up by Zoom to talk and asked ‘if Rajavi is so afraid that we will come to the camp with bombs, why can’t she allow our loved ones to make supervised Zoom calls with us from afar?’

Albania Accession TO EU - Open Letter to the Negotiators

If the European Union is serious about allowing Albania to accede to the union, the negotiators on all sides must take this issue seriously. The coronavirus pandemic offers a strange but real opportunity to treat this as a humanitarian issue rather than a political or terrorism problem. The MEK can be dismantled, the members rescued, their families are ready to help. Edi Rama should be supported in taking this courageous and defining step to secure the future of his country.

To:

Olivér Várhelyi – European Commissioner Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Genoveva Ruiz Calavera – Director of the Western Balkans at the European Commission

Isabel Santos – EP Standing Rapporteur on Albania

Zef Mazi – Albania’s chief negotiator for EU integration

David McAllister – Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee EUP

By Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh

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