I get a lot of conflicting information about the group known as the MEK. (Mujahadeen E Kalk) I have even met several of them and interviewed one. They seem very personable, express a desire for a secular state that would be a state among nations like all others, with freedom and reason ruling the day. But then if you talk to Christians or Bahai in Iran, you get a different story, some saying that “The MEK hunt down Bahai like dogs” as one example.
I do know one thing.
The MEK are the one group the Islamic Republic of Iran are actually afraid of.
Below, a recent video clip from a former commander of Camp Ashraf in Iraq on the MEK and below that, a recent video of an MEK ceremony.
The clip below was sent to me by a good friend who was Persian (I use the term ‘Persian’ to distinguish people from that country who in fact are part of the excellent tradition of advancement and liberalism which was Iran before the revolution) and it is apparently the MEK conducting a ceremony of a religious nature.
Another more knowledgable friend of mine expressed it thusly:
“The MEK should be supported to help overthrow the IRI, but no one wants to see them in power”
Fair enough. It should be noted that they are on the terrorist watch list, only because Bill Clinton agreed to place them there to do the IRI a favor during a brief moment of false hope in negotiations with Iran.