Euro-Citizen exposes activities of the terrorist Mojahedin in European political centres

 

National Resistance Council of Iran revealed as terrorist front organisation

08-10-2005

There is a TV campaign running in the UK at the moment for a well known firm of paint manufacturers which uses the catch line “IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN”

If only life was so simple!

SMEs in the European Union are bound hand and foot by legislation which prevents them from telling lies about their product, ingredients or additives. Tobacco manufacturers are forced to add disclaimers on packets of cigarettes which state “Smoking can be dangerous to your health” yet on the streets of European cities dangerous practices far more lethal than the contents of a tin, the ingredients of a food product or the effects of tobacco on newborn babies abound.

In the temporary entrance to the European Parliament in Brussels a dishevelled lady begs for money, her small child by her side. If you give her a few coins are you providing food for her child, or funding arms for a terrorist organisation?

In the European Parliament, well meaning MEPs host delegates from ostensibly respectable movements which claim to be “freedom fighters”, “resistance movements” or “opposition in exile”.

Should you ask yourself, do they do what they say on the tin?

For instance: the National Resistance Council of Iran, respectable organisation or front for the MKO, the Mojahedin Khalgh Organisation, an illegal terrorist cult listed as a banned terrorist organization by the EU?

Well meaning MEPs support it through the seemingly respectable “Friends of Iran”, even hosting members of this organization at meetings within the Parliament.

Not only are they banned by the COTERR, the EU’s committee on Counter terrorism, but also by the UK government and the US State Department.

It is time MEPs awoke to the situation, and asked themselves, “Do they do what they say on the tin”? and do so before its too late?

By IAN LAKOMEX
Ian lakomex is writer in justice, security and terrorism,
 

Outlawed terrorist organisation operates freely on the streets of Brussels

08-11-2005

Just as European governments attempt to put in place tougher anti-terrorism laws, a banned terrorist organisation has held protest demonstration in the centre of Brussels unchallenged by the Belgian police or security services.

In the Place Schumann on Monday, directly in front of the European Institutions, members of the Iranian Mujahedin Khalq Organisation (also known as the National Council of Resistance or NCRI), a banned organisation on the EU’s list of terrorist organisations, demonstrated in an attempt to get their name removed from the list.

Members of the MKO/NCRI, for which there are 72 outstanding Interpol arrest warrants, freely engaged in a display of adoration of their leader, Maryam Rajavi, throwing roses at her feet.

In scenes which invoke comparisons with the days in Paris preceding the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran, a cult of personality worship spilled freely onto the streets of Brussels unchecked.

Those with memories of the fire which was fanned by the personality cult of Khomeini will also remember back draft of the 444 days imprisonment which followed for the hostages.

If European leaders are serious about protecting the public from acts of terrorism on the streets of our cities, they should instruct the authorities to put a stop to these cynical displays, and also ensure that organisations such as the MKO are not only banned in name but also in reality. They should also ensure that they cannot re-emerge under a different name, such as the National Council for Resistance (NCRI) and operate freely.

A businessman in Brussels who is convicted of illegal activity cannot just change the name of his business and open up for business again unchecked. However, it appears that a dangerous terrorist cult on the EU list of banned organisations can operate on the streets of European capitals unchallenged, and by changing its name even be welcomed inside the European institutions.
 

EU concern at terrorist front organisations

25-11-2005

There is growing concern within the European Commission at the open access being granted to front organisations acting on behalf of terrorist groups.

The EU’s Committee on Terrorism has placed over 40 organisations and individuals on its list of banned terrorist organisations, but by changing its name an organisation can operate without impunity.

For example, The Iraqi based MKO – Mojahedin Khalgh Organisation – an Iranian opposition terror group is on the EU’s list of banned terrorist groups. Its front organisation – the National Council of Resistance for Iran – is not banned and operates throughout European cities.

The leadership of both organisations is the same, with a common membership list. There are 72 Interpol arrest warrants outstanding against MKO members, but the NCRI is openly welcomed into the European Institutions, even taking part in TV discussion programmes within the Parliament.

Officials at the European Parliament are deeply worried that NCRI members who may have had terrorist training in Iraq can wander freely throughout the Parliament as guests of well meaning but naive MEPs.

Terrorism and security experts from member states are calling for the NCRI to be placed on the list of banned terrorist groups as soon as possible
 

NGO or terrorist front?

14-12-2005

A report by the US State Department Office of Counterterrorism has recently named a range of foreign organisations it believes are terrorists or fronts for terrorist organisations.

The list includes, amongst others, the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Real IRA, the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

In total 33 organisations are on the list, including al-Qa’ida

The full list, published in Washington, DC on October 11, 2005, can be accessed on http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/37191.htm

Of particular interest to European citizens will be the Iranian terror group the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK), also known as the PMOI, NLA, NCR and NCRI. All the same name for one dangerous terrorist cult.

The MKO is also on the EU’s list of banned terrorist organisations, but operates freely in Brussels and other European cities under its front organisation, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Why the NCRI should escape the EU’s ban is either the worst form of administrative oversights or a victory for the handful of misguided MEPs and others within European institutions who seek to paint the NCRI as a genuine political movement.

That it is just a terrorist front can be in no doubt. An executive order by the US Secretary of State, published on 15 August 2003 blocked the assets of “the Mujahedin-e Khalq, known as the MEK, to add its aliases National Council of Resistance (NCR) and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)”.

This executive order can be accessed on http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2003/23311.htm

Sources close to the State Department also stated that they suspect five NGOs in Belgium and eleven NGOs in the United Kingdom as being fronts for the MKO.

These are alleged to collect money under the fake names of charities, claiming to help Iranian children and refugees and the establishment of peace, democracy, etc. but in reality generate funds for the terrorist MKO.

As the EU comes together to agree a common policy on terrorism, it must address the issue of front organisations in general and the MKO/NCRI in particular whilst there is still time. Not to do so allows known terrorists to operate freely among law abiding citizens on the streets of Europe unchecked. A disaster waiting to happen.
 

 

MEP employs known terrorist as research assistant
07-02-2006

Concern is being express within the European Parliament at the employment of a member of a banned Iranian terror organisation as a research assistant by an MEP.

Firouz Mahvi , a member of the banned Iranian terrorist groups the Mojahedin Khalgh Organisation - MKO – and National Liberation Army – NLA- is employed as an assistant within the European Parliament by Portuguese MEP Paulo Casaca

According to sources within the French intelligence service, Firouz Mahvi has quiet a record:

1- In 1983 he joined the MKO in England.
2- During 1983-91 he worked for the MKO in England.
3- In 1991, the MKO transferred him to Iraq to be engaged in NLA terrorist bases.
4- In 1991 he worked in the NLA intelligence section and was active in spying along Iran- Iraq border against the people of Iran.
5- In 2000 joining the NLA operations, he accompanied MKO terrorist teams, as NLA squad commander, with the purpose of reconnaissance and infiltration into borders of Iran.
6- His last position was commanding NLA mechanized fighting squad of military personal carrier in one of NLA bases in Iraq.

Many within the Parliament are now asking if it is safe to have a known terrorist such as Mahvi enjoying unfettered access in Brussels and Strasbourg
 

Pro MKO / NCRI Members of the European Parliament attack Euro-Citizen

13-02-2006

Euro-Citizen has been the subject of an attack by MEPs Paulo Casaca and Struan Stevenson in a recent issue of the Brussels based EU Reporter newspaper.

Far from being a front organisation for the Iranian secret police as they accuse, we at Euro-Citizen are a group of concerned citizens born, educated, living and working in the EU who are deeply worried about the actions of banned terrorist groups within Europe and in particularly EU institutions.

We have been contacted by the family and friends of those who are subjected to the horrors of the MKO’s terrorist training camp at Ashraf in Iraq.

We invite Mr Casaca and Mr Stevenson to answer the following questions:

Do they accept that the MKO - Mojahedin Khalgh Organisation – is a banned terrorist organization as defined by the EU?

Do they accept that the NCRI - National Council for Resistance in Iran – is a front organization for the MKO and have common aims?

Do they accept that the NCRI and the MKO have common membership and common leadership – ie Masoud Rajavi and his wife Maryam Rajavi ?

The public will then be able to make up their own minds on Mr. Casaca's and Mr. Stevenson's support for a dangerous banned terrorist organization as defined by the EU Council and the US State Department.
 

Europe and US urged to harmonise terrorism legislation

08-03-2006

A report by the US State Department Office of Counter-terrorism has recently named a range of foreign organisations it believes are terrorist, or fronts for terrorist organisations. In total 33 organisations are in the list published in Washington DC on October 11, 2005,

(which can be accessed on http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/37191.htm)

These organisations are also designated as banned terrorist organisations by the Council of the European Union in their Council decision of 17th October 2005, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 18th October 2005.

Of particular interest to European citizens will be the Iranian terror group the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK), also known as the PMOI, NLA, NCR and NCRI. The true nature of this organisation is clearly revealed in a comprehensive report by Human Rights Watch which can be accessed on http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/05/18/iran10967.htm

An executive order by the US Secretary of State, published on 15 August 2003, blocked the assets of“the Mujahedin-e Khalq, known as the MEK and MKO, to add its aliases National Council of Resistance (NCR) and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)”.

(This executive order can be accessed on http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2003/23311.htm)

As the EU comes together to agree a common policy on terrorism, it must address the issue of front organisations in general.

We are urge the EU to harmonise differences between the EU and the US lists of terrorist organisations.’
 

Terrorism alive and well in Europe, the case against the MKO and NCRI

24-03-2006

The MKO, or Mujahedeen Kalq Organisation is a notorious terrorist and violent group formed in 1965 in Iran. Its ideological basis is a mixture of Islamic ideas mixed with Marxism, which has evolved into a cult like following of its two charismatic leaders, the husband and wife team of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi.

The organisation is anti the government of Iran. Firstly it was against the Shah’s regime, and now is anti the current Islamic government in Tehran. Until the United States and coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003, the MKO enjoyed the patronage of Saddam Hussein. He used it as his private army and gave the group money, weapons, vehicles and military bases along the Iran-Iraq border as a launching ground for attacks against the Iranian government.

When United States and Coalition forces toppled Saddam’s regime, some 5000 MKO fighters, many of them women, were interned in their Ashraf Camp base, where they are still held under the protection of the Coalition forces. Many members of the group were sent by Rajavi to Europe and elsewhere in the world, to build networks of support for future activity. They engaged upon a violent campaign against Iranian embassies around the world, with particularly vicious attacks on diplomatic personal and staff in the Iranian embassy in Australia. Followers of the cult set themselves alight with petrol on the streets of Europe in attempts to get European policy changed towards the group.

The US and Coalition governments gave MKO members the opportunity to leave the camp and return to their homes and families under an amnesty from the Iranian government. They were treated as escapees from this dangerous cult which used the entire typical cult like methods of separation, isolation and brainwashing to exert control over them. A damning report by HumanRights Watch exposed deprivation, family separation, forced marriages and forced divorces, beatings and mistreatment of cult members. Many of these ex-members formed themselves into groups to campaign against the MKO, such as the “Survivors of Ashraf”.

But Massoud and Maryam Rajavi still harbour ambitions to become the leaders of Iran, and maintain their cult and powerbase inside Ashraf Camp, as well as having a sophisticated network of lobbying organisations, fundraising organisations and front organisations throughout the world, particularly in Europe.

The MKO was placed on the US State Department’s and European Council’s lists of banned terrorist organisations. European governments, led by the French, are deeply concerned at the activities of the group. In particular they are fearful of having known members of this dangerous cult organisation, who are trained in terrorist and conventional warfare, operating freely on the streets of the capitals of Europe.

The group has many aliases and front organisations, in particular the National Council of Resistance of Iran or NCRI. This group is also classed as a banned terrorist organisation by the US State Department, but not for some reason by the EU. It uses this loophole to operate freely in the corridors of European government, lobbing and fundraising. Although it seems to be operating lawfully, further investigation shows that funds raised go towards their armed struggle and are supporting he terrorist MKO activities.

In the European institutions concerned politicians, civil servants and experts on terrorism are now seeking to have the NCRI placed on the European Council’s list of banned terrorist organisations and have its activities outlawed. There is also growing concern over the support for the NCRI and MKO by a small group of European politicians who either sympathise with the group or see it as a legitimate weapon against the Islamic regime in Iran.

THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A LEGAL CHALLENGE.

In the United Kingdom the NCRI publishes a newspaper, the Mojahed Weekly, and an online website of the same name, which openly supports the MKO activities, uses the MKO logo of a Kalashnikov rifle, and seeks funding from readers to support the armed struggle against Iran. Evidence has been presented to the authorities which clearly shows this publication’s activities are unlawful and in breach of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.

It also broadcasts a television channel on satellite and over the internet from the United Kingdom – Sima TV – which glorifies the terrorist activities of the MKO and seeks financial donations to support it. Once again clear evidence has been presented to the authorities which show that this TV channel is broadcasting unlawfully and is in breach of both the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 and the OFCOM broadcasting code.

Concerned citizens in the United Kingdom are actively seeking the UK authorities to prosecute those MKO and NCRI members who are operating this TV channel, newspaper and website. They also seek to make the activities of this dangerous terrorist cult known to the British public through the press and media, so that they will be aware of the activities of known terrorists operating freely within British society.
 

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