RIDC website published a three-part PDF survey by Massoud Banisadr on the destructive cults under the title:” What is a destructive cult? How can we recognize it?”
The writer examines the cult characteristics referring to the cult experts’ views and studies, to name some: Margaret Thaler Singer, Lifton , Dr. Olsson … .
In part two and three the writer gives us interesting examples of cults specifying part three entirely to the Mujahedin – e Khlaq cult.
Mr. Massoud Banisadr who spent 17 years within the MKO Cult says:” Although I was member of MEK for almost 17 years and in my memoirs[ Memoirs of an Iranian Rebel], I have described MEK in detail and in length; but at this point I prefer to cite their story from an independent expert; Professor Ervand Abrahamianii, especially as the material taken from his book has not been totally challenged by the organisation itself.”