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Terror groups or freedom fighters?

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Submitted by stas (Ukraine), May 18, 2012 at 07:09

This is always the question. When people are killed in public by a named group, we must identify them as terrorist group and condemn or prevent them as best we could. However, when the government is as bad as the current Iranian Islamic regime then we have to think carefully who is the bad one and who is for the good of the people. It is not an easy question and I hope that very soon the Islamic regime will be weakened and then there will be no need to worry about this any longer. It is an unfortunate truth though, that there is a risk of the MEK becoming extremist and crazy just like the current regime since they are all sharing the same ideologies and religious practices and beliefs.

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