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Title MeK - People's Mujahedin of Iran, aka Mojahedin-e Khalq / Camp Ashraf
Founder Founded 1965
Leader Massoud and Maryam Rajavi
Description

When MeK was founded in 1965, it was not a cult; it was a guerrilla organization fighting against the Shah's regime and the United States. MeK was founded by three university graduates, and a few years later Masoud Rajavi became a member. After the execution of all of its original founders by the Shah's regime, Rajavi became its self-appointed leader, and gradually changed the group into what it is now. Maryam Rajavi was a mere member, only known as the wife of a high-ranking member of the group named Mehdi Abrishamchii. In 1984 (in a manner similar to David Koresh's actions) she was asked to leave her husband and marry Masoud Rajavi in order to become co-leader of the organization, and did so.

Group
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Camp Ashraf (website) People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran website

Critical
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www.ridc.info

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Former MeK top official answers questions, 22 Feb. 2012 Masoud Banisadr Masoud Banisadr's Book Masoud Banisadr's Life Story Text of Masoud Banisadr's speech in INFORM Seminar London, Nov 2009 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iraq extends deadline for Iranian exiles to leave WikiLeaks Releases involving MEK Misled Martyrs The Hostages of Camp Ashraf A Scene from Camp Ashraf (VIDEO) Ex-MeK Masoud Banisadr talks with Steve Hassan, July 2012 (VIDEO) Masoud Banisadr (ex-MeK) talks about treating terrorist groups as cults (VIDEO) Mujahedin- Cult or Political Group? (VIDEO) A U.S. plan to save Iranians who remain in Iraq Human Rights Watch Report on MeK, May 2005 Cult of the Chameleon- Al Jazeera 10/17/2007 (EXCELLENT VIDEO) No Exit-Human Rights Abuses Inside the Mojahedin-e Khalq Camps With deadline looming to close MeK's Camp Ashraf in Iraq, what next? Why the US State Department doesn't trust the MeK: in their own words US urges Iranian dissidents to accept closure of Camp Ashraf and its relocation Iran Interlink - exposing Mojahedin-e Khalq, Rajavi cult, Massoud Rajavi, Maryam Rajavi The Mojahedin-e Khalq in Iraq - A Policy Conundrum (National Defense Research Institute) Masoud Banisadr's answers to a Polish reporter's questions (interview) Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News NOTE: Steve Hassan would like to thank Masoud Banisadr for his help in the compilation and editing of this page.