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Proudly Canadian, trusting my elected officials and disagreeing with Dr Pipes

Reader comment on item: Unleash the Iranian Opposition[, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq]

Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Jul 14, 2007 at 18:59

As a Canadian, the interest of my country is above all considerations. Our government describes the MEK as:

"The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is an Iranian terrorist organization that was based in Iraq until recently. It subscribes to an eclectic ideology that combines its own interpretation of Shiite Islamism with Marxist principles. The group aspires to overthrow the current regime in Iran and to establish a democratic, socialist Islamic republic. This Islamic socialism can only be attained through the destruction of the existing regime and the elimination of Western influence, described as "Westoxication" . To achieve this Islamic ideology, the use of physical force, armed struggle or jihad is necessary. Besides having had an alliance with Saddam Hussein, the organization has or had ties with: Amal, the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Al Fatah, and other Palestinian factions. The MEK is even suspected of past collusion with the regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan."

Source: http://www.ps-sp.gc.ca/prg/ns/le/cle-en.asp#mek30

I think that Dr Pipes should re-think the suggestion he made..one can not have Canada as an ally on one side, and a terrorist organization on the other.

Thank you for taking my side of the story..

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