September 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006: MEK recruits in Canada

Father's sacrifice , Stewart Bell, National Post, September 26, 2006

A National Post investigation has found the outlawed terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq recruited teenagers in Canada and sent them abroad to overthrow the Iranian government by force. Today, part three of a five-part series about a Canadian family that got deeply involved with the guerrillas -- and now regrets it.
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At 11 o'clock in the morning on June 19, 2003, Mustafa Mohammady stopped his car on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, opened the driver's door and headed toward the French embassy.

He held a gasoline canister in one hand and a lighter in the other.

Two days earlier, French anti-terrorist police had detained Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, a cult-like resistance group fighting to overthrow Iran's repressive government.

The MEK had responded by mobilizing its international network of supporters, ordering them to take to the streets in protest. At the French embassy in London, an Ottawa woman named Neda Hassani died after setting herself on fire. [....]

Search: a MEK activist in Iran and Canada , Somayeh, an Etobicoke high school student

Stewart Bell's series of articles on a particular subject are always worth reading.


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