Maryam Rajavi: The requisite for rejecting ‘Islamic’ extremism is to confront the Iranian regime and to support its alternative that is based on a democratic Islam
Neither ISIS and caliphate is Islam nor is the velayat-e faqih in Iran; neither the beheadings by ISIS is Islam nor is the splashing of acid on the faces of women in Iran.
The “caliphate” declared recently in Syria and Iraq has been ruling in Tehran for over 30 years now.
In a conference on Sunday, November 30, entitled “United Muslims against abuse of Islam by extremists”, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, warned that “any sort of cooperation and rapprochement with the Iranian regime under the pretext of fighting ISIS will solely result in the spread of this cancer in the region with the Muslim nations as its principal victims”. She added: “The crisis created by ISIS is the by-product of the conditions created by the regime of velayat-e faqih and its subordinate dictatorships by suppressing and implementing sectarianism in Iraq and Syria. For their part, the Western governments are responsible for the spread of this crisis due to their appeasement of the Iranian regime as the Godfather of fundamentalism and terrorism.” Continue reading Maryam Rajavi: Rejecting ‘Islamic’ extremism requires confronting Iranian regime
By Alan Gray
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) has issued a press release concerning recent baseless misleading remarks by Iraq’s minister of Human Rights, Mahdi al-Bayati, after his meeting with the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Resettlement of Liberty Residents, Mrs Jane Holl-Lute.
The Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, Iraq, designated as Protected Persons by the United Nations, were made promises by the United Nations and United States, in return for disarming.
The residents of the camp were originally in Camp Ashraf, but they were tricked into relocating to Camp Liberty by UN Special Representative Martin Kobler, who promised them safe passage and protection. Hundreds of the residents have been killed by Iraqi and Iranian operatives over the past few years in attacks inside their camps. Continue reading Iran Jeopardizes PMOI Refugees By Meddling in Camp Liberty Affairs
Originally published by Canada Free Press
On Wednesday, 26 November 2014, patients in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport held a rally protesting the medical siege imposed by the Iraqi government on the residents of this camp.
The inhumane medical siege against Iranian dissidents, members of opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in Iraq, continues after the transfer of their protection from the US government to the Iraqi government in early 2009 and with Nouri Maliki – a political ally of the Iranian regime – coming to power in Iraq. To this day 22 of these refugees have lost their lives due to the medical siege imposed by Iraqi forces while many more are facing the threat of death.
Nearly 2,700 Iranian refugees, one third being women, are residing in Camp Liberty. The UNHCR has registered all the camp as refugees and “persons of concern” under international protection. Based on official agreements, the UN and US government have responsibilities over the safety and security of these refugees until their complete resettlement in safe countries. Continue reading Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action
By Nemat Firouzi, Camp Liberty
I’ll never forget the day I was released from prison. The inmates had lined up in the political prisoners row (where I had served) to bid me farewell. This was where prisoners of conscience and opposition members were being incarcerated. As we said our partings, each of them whispered a wish in my ear. One particular sentence that etched itself into my mind belonged to schoolteacher Mohammad Hassan Namkian. He said, “Fear is the asset of tyrants, and its response is courage. Muster as much of it as you can to continue your struggle.”
He had chosen to fight illiteracy and ignorance, and he would travel long stretches to teach to the children of clandestine and forgotten villages. But he had also chosen to help in the struggle to establish freedom and justice and to rid the society of fear, and had become an active member of the Teachers Association. Continue reading Fear is the asset of tyrants
Agents of Iraq’s National Security organ headed by Faleh al-Fayad and the Badr Organization of Hadi al-Ameri looted and stole property from Camp Ashraf belonging to the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty
Iraqi agents used 50 flatbed trucks to carry out the stolen goods that include vehicles and loot from 10 large warehouses in recent weeks.
On September 5, 2013 a joint plan between UNAMI and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq for the evacuation of Camp Ashraf when the last group of residents left Ashraf based on this plan stipulates that the Government of Iraq “shall safeguard and guarantee all Ashraf property”.
In July, Nouri al-Maliki handed over Camp Ashraf to the Commander of the terrorists Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri to use the camp for assembling the terrorist militias affiliated with the Iranian regime.
Since then agents affiliated with the office Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayad, the Badr Organization and the Iraqi Intelligence officially responsible for safeguarding the properties began looting and stealing the belongings of Iranian dissidents that had remained in the camp based on a plan by the office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Continue reading Iraqi agents of Hadi al-Ameri and Faleh al-Fayad steal Camp Ashraf properties
Washington Examiner editorial
When dealing with the Soviets and their nuclear aggression, President Ronald Reagan famously cited an old Russian proverb: “Trust, but verify.”
In his current dealings with Iran and its nuclear ambitions, President Obama seems to be forgetting about that second part. He’s asking Americans to trust a negotiating adversary who keeps trying to remind the world that it remains the same bad actor it was during the 1979 hostage crisis.
Nearly a year into the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, it becomes more and more apparent that the American people are watching a bad deal unfold as it gets hatched in their name. Several new and alarming hints have emerged in just the last few days that should make everyone suspicious.
One of them was the incredible and extremely provocative decision by Iranian officials to tweet out — as negotiations proceeded — a nine-point plan for annihilating Israel and making all of its Jews “return to their home countries.” In the world of international relations, this sort of plan is typically referred to as “ethnic cleansing.” Continue reading DEAL WITH IRAN KEEPS GETTING WORSE
By Vahed Saif, Camp Liberty
23 years ago in Iran I was a die-hard supporter of Ayatollah Khomeini, who depicted himself as the representative of God on Earth and said, “If you die for me you will go to Heaven.” Born in a poor, religious family I had no reason not to believe him. Low culture and poor economic status was one of the main elements that helped his recruiting, and at times it provided basic means that these individuals never had access to. The fundamentalists even described our poverty and hunger as a guarantee of our emancipation in life after death!
I was only 19 and the 1991 Persian Gulf War had just ended when I was enlisted in the Revolutionary Guards and we entered Iraq in a small group to promote Khomeini’s version of Islam. The mission that I was briefed on was to first deliver blows to Khomeini’s dissidents, meaning members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, and thus pursue our ultimate strategy being the occupation of Iraq. Continue reading I used to be a fundamentalist