Mujahedin e-Khalq organization(MKO, a.k.a MEK and NCRI) has got a long list of crimes recorded in its history including torture, murder and assassination of innocent people. Iranians are not their only victims, Iraqi nation has also suffered from MKO’s atrocities during the Intifada of Iraq in 1991.
Assassination of American citizens is another one of MKO’s crimes when they were still in Iran. Despite MKO has formally taken responsibility for these assassinations, not only the Unites States government has not taken proper measures to confront the terrorist group, the Obama administration has also been openly supporting the MKO first by removing its name from the list of foreign terrorist organizations and then in a recent action, MKO’s office has been reopened in Washington D.C just a couple of blocks away from the White House. The United States government has failed to protect its citizens’ rights at least not as good as it claims. Forgetting the fact that MKO has assassinated a number of American citizens in Iran back in the 1970s, is a good proof for this claim.
There are exclusive documents that show the MKO has formally taken the responsibility of assassination of an American citizen named colonel Louis Lee Hawkins in its magazine called “the Mujahed”.
On June 2, 1976, an American colonel was assassinated and two days after that, the MKO took full responsibility of the attack on the issue No. 16 of “the Mujahed”. MKO republished the announcement in which it had taken the responsibility of the attack, on June 4, 1980.
Is the United States government unaware of these assassinations? Certainly the answer is negative. So now the question is how can the people of the United States be assured that these terrorist occurrences won’t take place again? Should the Americans feel safer with assassins of their compatriots living freely next to them?
Regardless of MKO’s status these days, it is clear that neither the basic American citizens’ rights nor the fight against terrorism which has been used by the U.S. government to justify killing thousands of innocent people, matters to Washington.
At the end it should be pointed out that the nature of terrorist organizations won’t be changed by delisting them or by providing them an office just a few blocks away from the White House. American people should always be careful about them.