Masud Banisadr

  • Masoud Banisadr:Living and Escaping a Terrorist Cult

    Masoud Banisadr:Living and Escaping a Terrorist Cult

    MeK was designated as a terrorist organization by the US State Department until 2012. The Iranian government estimates that MeK activity has claimed some 12,000 Iranian lives over the last three decades.Operating from exile, the organization had all the trappings of a cult. Attracting young,…

  • Dr Masoud Banisadr: “Al Qaeda, Daesh (IS, ISIL), MeK, and political cults…”

    Dr Masoud Banisadr: “Al Qaeda, Daesh (IS, ISIL), MeK, and political cults…”

    After Mek’s failed uprising in 1981, it changed into a clandestine terrorist group and Rajavi, MeK’s leader, and many high-ranking members, escaped to France. Soon MeK underwent a radical transition into a cult and by the late 1980s, MeK members were compelled to divorce their…

  • A Former MEK Member Speaks About the ‘Cult’ of Extremism

    A Former MEK Member Speaks About the ‘Cult’ of Extremism

    In 1979, Masoud Banisadr was a young postgraduate maths student at Newcastle University, watching political upheaval in his homeland of Iran on the nightly news. After the fall of the Western-backed Shah, wanting to play his part in a new society he joined Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK),…

  • Dr. Massoud Banisadr speech at London Press Conference

    Dr. Massoud Banisadr speech at London Press Conference

    Like any other disease; for terrorism, we either can understand its characteristics and our vulnerabilities and immunise ourselves and our society against it, or fight its symptoms, prescribing a very strong painkiller that can harm healthy part of organism as well. Unfortunately, as usual, governments…

  • Masoud Banisadr joins Int. experts to discuss “UNDUE INFLUENCE” of extremist groups

    Masoud Banisadr joins Int. experts to discuss “UNDUE INFLUENCE” of extremist groups

    Dr Masoud Banisadr is joining a panel of international experts at a workshop in London on the weekend of August 23-24, 2014. The workshop will address some of the major concerns relating to the undue influence of extremist groups and cults. Other participants include: Steven…

  • Steve Hassan interviews Masoud Banisadr, former member of MEK

    Steve Hassan interviews Masoud Banisadr, former member of MEK

    “Masoud Banisadr, a former Iranian MEK [Mojahedin-e-Khalq] cult member came up with this idea – he said after a civil trial, there should be a sharia trial. An Islamic cleric should come in and basically try the person and say, ‘You’re going to hell, because…

  • Former MeK top official answers questions

    Former MeK top official answers questions

    through use of different techniques of mind manipulation I was forced to give them whatever they asked me; first any capital or material things we had; then any love, attachments or relation we had with our country, our family and friends in Iran; then when…

  • The outset of Rajavi's longtime treason

    The outset of Rajavi’s longtime treason

    .. Mr. Rajavi[MKO/MEK/PMOI leader] came to my room and told that Mr. Tariq Aziz had asked to visit him .. I told him:" Now that you accepted to visit him, you should treat him the way our Iranian Emperor Shahpour the first treated the Roman…

  • Masoud: Memoirs of an Iranian Rebel

    Masoud: Memoirs of an Iranian Rebel

    The memoir of Masoud Banisadr, until 1996 a US and Eu­ropean representative of the National Council for Resistance (NCR), the MKO's nominally independent political wing, helps present a picture of the organization as it functioned from the late 1970s. Masoud is especially timely, since the…

  • Dr Banisadr delivered speech in London University

    Dr Banisadr delivered speech in London University

    In his speech Dr Banisadr stated: “For example in 2003 when the co-leader of the MKO; Maryam Rajavi was arrested for few days in France, eleven members of the organization set themselves on fire in front of the French embassies in several countries and two…

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