‘Mujahedin-e Khalq Uncovered; The Terrorist Group in The Eyes of International Media’, is a collection of articles on Mujahedin e-Khalq organization (MKO, also known as MEK, NCRI, PMOI, etc.), published in major international Media outlets from 2000-2017, and reports on the group published by governments, research institutes and think tanks that helps to understand how MKO’s terrorism has been viewed by experts, journalists, politicians, governments and international organizations during the past 17 years.
Iran is estimated to have lost more than 17000 of its citizens to terror attacks since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, 12000 of whom are reportedly assassinated only by the MKO. The atrocities and crimes of the MKO set up one of the bloodiest chapters of Iranian history. Soon following the Iranian Islamic revolution, the organization started a phase of armed struggle in a bid to destabilize the newly formed government and have its revenge of failing to assume a share in the power. As a result, MKO’s dedicated terrorist teams launched numerous blind suicide operations, bombings, gun-shot assassinations as well as street gun-battles in which many innocent civilians and key officials were killed. In 2005, a report titled ‘No Exit’ was released by Human Rights Watch describing the terrorist group as a cult of personality that systematically violates the human rights of its own members.
There are also reports that members of the MKO deify Maryam Rajavi, who has already proclaimed herself “president” of Iran. Her photographs are frequently found in MKO camps, and MKO members staged forced public self-immolations to protest her 2003 arrest in Paris. MKO’s terrorist activities in Iran and abroad were not left unnoticed by global Media. The group’s terrorist nature has been widely reflected in the Media during the past 2 decades. Although the MKO has been described as a terrorist group in MEK Uncovered 13 official documents released by various governments including the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, etc, in the past few years, the group succeeded to lobby its name out of the lists of terrorist organizations thanks to its big lobbying campaigns and large sums of money paid to the people that lobby on its behalf. Considering MKO’s long history of adopting terrorism and cult-like practices as major tools to achieve its political aims, it is worth knowing how MKO’s terrorist and cult-like nature is reflected in major international Media outlets and research institutes in the past 2 decades.
Mujahedin-e Khalq Uncovered 2
With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the extremists opposing Iran in the White House were presented with an opportunity to bolster their support for the cult of MEK. On the one hand, Trump’s administration officials sided with this terrorist cult and a significant number of his close associates espoused the group. On the other hand, the MEK repeatedly incited the new administration to take severe measures and impose more sanctions against Iran, which all generally targeted the Iranian people.
Perhaps this magnitude of bilateral communications between mid-2017 and the termination of Trump’s presidency led a considerable number of Western media outlets, particularly the United States, to focus on the MEK and its relations with the Trump administration and highlight the group’s atrocious records of terrorism and deception.
Consequently, with Trump’s presidency coming to an end, an attempt was made to compile and refine all the articles in order to publish the second volume of the book.
The book, published in 830 pages, vividly demonstrates that the MEK is still a highly dubious and notorious group in the West and despite the efforts to present a different image of itself among Westerners, it has not attained much success.