Many questions are asked about the Mujahedin Khalq Organization, its leaders and its background. However, the most important question on the group seems to be this one: Are the MeK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) traitors to their country?
The answer short answer is: “Yes, they are” but the explanation is crucial because it will clarify many other facts on the group through its history.
Traitor to its own country
The MEK’s leader, Massoud Rajavi took Saddam Hussein’s side during the Iran-Iraq war, a war the Iranian did not initiate and which ended up killing millions of their brothers and sisters in the most horrific way. Rajavi thought Saddam would win and opportunistically presented his cult-like group as the opposition in the hope that once defeated, he could play a role in the new, enslaved, Iran.
After the end of the war, the MEK leaders betrayed Iran again and again. They launched the deadly “Forough Javidan” operation against their own countrymen in which a large number of both sides were killed.
Since then and during the nuclear deal they have always been in line with sanctions against Iran. The Rajavis and their mates are absolutely traitors to their people and country. ALL Iranians including nationalists, religious, educated, uneducated, men, women, EVERYBODY detests them.
Maryam Rajavi tries to represent a misleading flag for progress to a few young inexperienced Iranians who do not know that she is on the payroll of the CIA and Saudi Arabia. However, the majority of the Iranian public realize that the MEK are the worst traitors that Iran has ever seen in its history.
Hell is too nice of a place for Maryam and Massoud Rajavi and what they did to the Iranians is unforgivable. Massoud Rajavi and his cult of personality, the MEK, have committed many crimes against Iran. Examples include:
Massacring Iranian civilians during the 1970s and 1980s
Betraying Iran and fighting for Iraq, and participating in cross border operations against Iran, as Saddam’s private army, during the Iran-Iraq War.
Sending their agents to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists under the order of Israel’s Mossad
Making speeches against Iran in front of American and international leaders; encouraging them to pressure the Iranian nation by imposing sanctions
Holding PR media events with well-paid Western warmongers who lead aggressive policies against Iran, such as John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence
Organizing troll farms on Twitter and other social media, with MEK bots posing as ordinary Iranian civilians, and tweeting hashtags demanding for increased economic sanctions and military invasion on Iran, and worse, claiming that most Iranians support and appreciate sanctions
Traitor to its own members
In brief, the MEK is undoubtedly a traitor to Iran. However, it is a traitor to its own members too. Reports on human rights abuses currently committed in the MEK’s headquarters in Tirana, Albania, indicate that the rank and file of the group are today the main victims of treason. The group authorities even betrayed their own members who dedicated their entire life to the group’s cause. Members of the MEK are deprived from the most basic human rights.
Today, the MEK is extremely unpopular among Iranians. It is hated by both pro-Iranian govt people and anti-Iranian govt people. Basically, everyone in Iran hates them. The Iranians still haven’t forgotten about it and probably never will. Thus, the group is not regarded as threat to the Iranian community but it is a substantial threat to its own members. The international community and the Albanian government should be aware of the violation of human rights taken place against the MEK members –better said hostages. The human rights bodies should take necessary actions to stop Massoud and Maryam Rajavi’s betrayal against their own members.