With outmost disappointment, we learned that the British government has de-proscribed the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) who was considered a terrorist group for nearly 8 years in that country. This is done while the group is still in the list of terrorist groups in the United States and Canada as well as in the European Union.
The policy of appeasing the MKO terrorist cult in order to put pressure on the Iranian for political purposes will with no doubt result to the reestablishment of global terrorism. This obviously is on the contrary to the policy of international fight against this devastating phenomenon.
The MKO for nearly two decades enjoyed the backing of the previous regime of Iraq, and Saddam Hussein was their first state sponsor. With the support of the former Iraqi dictator the organization managed to carry out many sabotage activities against the civilians inside Iranian cities as well as participating in suppressing the Iraqi’s uprisings in the north and in the south of the country.
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the MKO was looking for a substitute in the west to replace the state sponsor it has lost, and now we do regret to realize that the British government is going to be that alternative.
All British statesmen, including the foreign secretary, have clearly emphasized in the past that they have no reason to believe that the Organization has given up terrorism. And yet, when it comes to political goals for imposing pressure on the Iranian government to yield against their demands, they utilize this terrorist group as a tool to do so. The fact is that the MKO is a terrorist group by nature and by practice and no one could have any doubt about that and no one can ever claim that they have given up terrorism.
Therefore the consequence of using legal tools for political actions in order to put pressure over Iran is that the British government now becomes a substitute for Saddam Hussein and practically reestablishes terrorism. One should realize that the MKO is a destructive cult which would not under any circumstances change its ideas. Cults are not predictable and can be harmful even for those who support them.
Above and beyond the political issues, the Nejat Society is concerned about the faith of over 3000 individuals who are mentally and even physically captive in the Ashraf camp in Iraq as well as their families and relatives who in some cases have not seen their beloved ones for nearly two decades.