The State Department Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism on April 30 released the List of designated terrorist organisations. Once again Mojahedin Khalq organisation (MKO, MEK, aka the National Council of Resistance, NCR, NCRI) continues to occupy the status it has been designated since 1997.
While we support the recent report of the State Department, we would like to point out some important issues related to this report.
As ex-members of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation we, over the past few years, have repeatedly emphasised the capabilities of Mojahedin Khalq (aka Rajavi cult) and its potential to carry out terrorist operations in European and North American countries. And we have repeatedly made the point that the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation is a destructive cult which uses typical cult methods (i.e.: brain washing and ideological cleansing) to prepare its members to carry out violent acts.
We have also insisted during our meetings with various officials in Europe that a series of sophisticated devices and technologies have been bought by the members of the cult from Europe and smuggled into Iraq. These consists of (but is not limited to) night vision goggles, special anti mine shoes, and many other apparatus for carrying out terrorist activities. Maryam Rajavi (co cult leader), between 1993 and 1999, started these smuggling operation from her HQ in Auvers sur Oise in France and used her network to its full extent during 1999 and 2000 when it was the height of its terror campaign.
Now after years the State Department has finally been referring to a small part of these illegal activities, and reports:
“… Also in 2001, the FBI arrested seven Iranians in the United States who funnelled $400.000 to an MEK- affiliated organisation in the UAE which used the funds to purchase weapons…”
Although the new report mentions specific and significant points which could not be found in the original report of 1994 but we can say that has still fallen short of pointing out some specific, important, clear and proven points.
Considering this shortfall, we the ex members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (Rajavi Cult), who have survived imprisonment and torture in this cult and have had clear insight into the inner world of Mojahedin Khalq terrorist camp Ashraf, would like to point out the following:
– The retaining of the Mojahedin Khalq Orgaisation in the list of Terrorist entities is a just act but is not enough.
– As has been stated in the report, the Mojahedin terrorist group clearly displays cult like charactristics and is now a threat to western countries including the United States of America. It is clear that before the group engages in a new wave of violent activities (similar to the self-immolations carried out in 2003), western govenments should take approprate action to prevent such disasters.
– We have emphasized over and over to the Prime Minister of Iraq Mr. Al Maleki and to Mr. Talebani the President of Iraq in numerious letters that the remaining 3400 members of the Rajavi cult in Ashraf camp near Khales are part of the body of this organisation, many of whom have themselves been experiencing mental and physical torture at the hands of the leaders of the Mojahedin. They have been denied any contact with society or even members of their family for years and their account should be seperated from the account of the leaders of the cult. You are aware that more than 200 of them who have seperated themselves from the Mojahedin are still in the adjecent camp called TIPF and need help to get back to the normal society and integrate.
– As has been mentioned again in the report, the Mojahedin have been instrumental in the suppresion of the uprising of the Shiites and the Kurds by the Republican Guards of Saddam Hussein. The report reads:
“… in 1991, the group rportedly assisted in the Iraq Republican Guard’s bloody crackdown on Iraqi Shia and Kurds who rose up against Saddam Hussein’s regime; press reports cite MEK leader Marym Rajavi encouraging MEK members to”take the Kurds under your tanks.”…”
Our association asks for your intervention to prepare a court to bring the leaders of this cult to justice. A petition has been signed by about 400 ex members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation asking for the indictment of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, life-time, self-appointed heads of the horifying Mojahedin Khalq Organisation. The signitures are continuing.
May 17, 2007
Irracontable Association e.V.