Mojahedin’s ideology of violence celebrated in UK’s Houses of Parliament
The Mojahedin-e Khalq have launched a massive recruitment campaign in Europe and Iraq to celebrate the failure of its coup d’etat of 30 June 1981 and the arrest of leader Maryam Rajavi in Paris on terrorism charges on 17 June 2003.
As though this were not bizarre enough, the Mojahedin chose to stage one of these celebratory meetings in the UK’s House of Lords. Using its alternative name, the National Council of Resistance, the Mojahedin celebrated its acts of clear aggression against the French Judiciary and French Government which followed Maryam Rajavi’s arrest.
Each orchestrated act of self-immolation – in which two Mojahedin members died – had been filmed in detail by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Three years later, the crowd at the meeting in the British parliament watched the video film of these burning people and cheered and chanted in celebration of what normal people would find a horrifying act of violence.
The Mojahedin’s website ‘hambastegimeli’ publicised the event. But only in Persian language – which may or may not be significant. We look forward to seeing similar publicity of the event on the Mojahedin’s English language website ‘iranfocus’. (Both websites of course use the alias ‘National Council of Resistance of Iran’ as a pseudonym for Mojahedin-e Khalq.)
Iran-Interlink, June 22, 2006