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Why we should not support the MEK

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Submitted by Arash Pertani (United Kingdom), Sep 12, 2006 at 12:02

I am surprised at the tone of this article. There are a number of reasons why we should not support the MEK, let me explain some of them:

1. The MEK has engaged in terrorism and acts of indiscrimatory murder against Western civilians. It was largely involvede in the hostage crisis and was also involved in the murdering of many reformist and progressive politicians in Iran after the revolution. When it realised that it wasn't going to get power in the early 80s it turned its back on Iran and participated in the many atrocities committed against the Iranian and Kurdish people during the Iran-Iraq War. For many years the MEK was in the back pocket of the brutal, murderous Saddam Hussein. Iranians will never forget the actions of these traitors who wanted to take over Iran and install a maxist-islamist and feminist dictatorship. To support the MEK would be to stab in the back every man who went and died to save Iran.

2. The MEK is a radical feminist organisation. Their leader believes that women should occupy all the leadership postitions in the resistance. This is refelcted in the current make-up of the organisation. The entire leadership council of the MEK as well as the NLO is comprised entirely of women. The President-elect of the organisation is a women Mrs Rajavi. Even though only 30% of the military resistance are women, women hold over two-thirds of the commander postions and command many all-male units. So the MEK seek to replace a male-dominated society in Iran, with one that actively discrimiantes against men. So rather than being progressive and for equal human-rights the MEK is as discrimiantory as any regime in the middle-east, if not worse because it currently masquerades as being democratic and fair. In reality the orgainsation discriminates against men.

3. The MEK very much resembles a cult which worships Mrs Rajavi and Mr Rajavi. Around their commune there are numerous pictures of her and her husband and many cadres are indoctrinated by her radical teachings. They plan to install Mrs Rajavi as Preseident of Iran along with her completely unsupported, unelected all female leadership council. Iran does not want a set of unelected feminists running their counrty. To support the MEK would be to support another potential oppressive dictatoship. Even within the MEK camp there have been numerous kidnappings and torture of soldiers who wanted to leave the camp. The US also found eveidence that the MEK was running torture prisons for Saddam Hussein proving that they are far more brutal than they admit to be. Also, it should be noted that while many of the male cadres live in hardship and celibacy in Ashraf city, their leader Mrs Rajavi is enjoying her time swaning around expensive dinner parties in Europe with the rest of her family.

Overall, to support the MEK is to support a terrorist, Marxist, traitorous, radical feminist cult which will turn Iran into the most oppressive scoiety in the middle east. Don't be fooled by the MEK sending attractive young women to woo Western politicians. The MEK and current Iranian resistance is a dangerous, terrorist, discrimiantory and oppresive organisation that should be disbanded. It has no place in Iran's future whatsoever and its leaders including Mrs Rajavi should be brought to justice.

Dr. Arash Pertani

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