The death of the young Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, after she was arrested by the Iranian morality Police was heartbreaking and was followed by waves of protests across the country but the words of the leader of the Mujahedin Khalq to nobble the protests in Iran in favor of her cult of personality was encountered with hatred and disgust by the Iranian public opinion in social media.
The reaction of the Iranian public against Maryam Rajavi’s tweet is worth to know about her status among Iranians. The so-called president-in-exile of the NCRI twitted as if she is the leader of Iranian civil protests. She clearly calls for violence trying to surf over the recent wave.
In order to evaluate her base among Iranians, one can simply analyze her recent tweet. The number of likes and retweets are almost equal as it is normal in any content that is published by the Cult of Rajavi in social media. The reason is definitely clear regarding the troll farm of the group in Manza Albania who are working in cyber space to promote the group’s agenda day and night.
Nevertheless, the number of comments is at least six times the number of likes. It is worth reading the comments written by ordinary Iranians in Persian. More than six thousand comments were left under the post. The majority of users have expressed their detestation for Maryam Rajavi and her group.
In only one case, one comment addressing Rajavi “Shut up asshole!” has received near three thousand likes. Besides, a large number of celebrities and journalists mentioned Rajavi’s account and criticized her by ironic comments or simply insults. Ali Karimi, the famous Iranian soccer star mentioned Rajavi twitting, “You! Shut Up!”. Just these two words twitted by the Iranians’ favorite athlete has been liked by more than 90 thousand people, and has been retweeted more than ten thousand times.
For four decades, in every international report that has been issued on the Mujahedin Khalq, this fact has been notified that the MEK is widely detested by the Iranian public. However, the recent reactions against the group’s leader in social networks indicate a more revealing dimension of the nation’s antipathy towards a group that has the blood of Iranians, Iraqis, Kurds and even Americans in its hands.