European MEK Supporters Downplay ISIS Role in Iraq

by Eldar Mamedov While the world watched in horror as jihadist extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized the Iraqi city of Mosul, some members of the European Parliament (MEPs) claimed that these actions were not… Continue Reading  

Controversial Iranian Exile Shakes Up Canadian Parliament’s Human Rights Program

by Ali Gharib* A weeklong series of events in Canadian parliament on Iran’s human rights record caused worry among some human rights advocates who fear that the activities could harm their efforts. The controversy centers around Iran Accountability Week, a… Continue Reading  

The MEK’s Influence in EU Politics Matters

by Eldar Mamedov In a sign of re-emerging ties between the European Union (EU) and Iran, Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s minister of foreign affairs, visited Tehran on April 24. The visit was significant because Latvia will hold the EU’s rotating presidency in the first… Continue Reading  

MEK remains on US FTO list after Camp Ashraf resettlement deal

In August I was one among several people who wrote about a well-funded lobbying campaign by the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) to get delisted from the US’s foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list. The MEK is an exiled Iranian group that has killed US and… Continue Reading  

Fox Host: Material Support To Terror Groups Is Okay If You ‘Believe’ In Their Cause

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress This week on Fox News, anchors Bill O’Reilly and John Stossel discussed former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean’s advocacy for the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), an exiled Iranian opposition group designated as a “foreign terror… Continue Reading