They fear from facing people. In the countries they live in, they have no communication with people. All their legal problems should be resolved through the organization. They can’t be seen in meetings, except their own meetings. They are not allowed to go somewhere alone, for instance, cinema, concert…They are under strict organizational control. They have no family contacts. They have no emotions towards family.
“It’s the duty of groups and movements to criticize the MKO”, this is what Mr. Hadi Shams Haeri insisted on in a Paltalk speech. In his speech in Paltalk on October 22- by the invitation of Socialists Union- Haeri talked about the history of his membership in the MKO and expressed his views on the group.
In part of his speech, Mr. Haeri discussed sectarian affairs governing the MKO and said:
“I saw the MKO inside prison and outside that. I saw it also abroad. During past 30 years, their organizational methods, how they treat people and members, their system of elimination and boycott, not accepting criticisms, taking advantage of others, their superiority complex have not changed at all. They have always been a closed isolated group as if the social environment and the passage of time have not had any effects on them. They even treated their own dissidents with impolite severe behavior.
They never exchanged their ideas with people. They always wanted to teach others; never wanted to learn from them. They always kept themselves away from people.
Of course, I have not much information from the international affairs of the MKO before 1971. It’s not true to say that the first leaders of the MKO at that time can’t be blamed, because there’s no doubt that later developments in the organization- from ideological changes and coup by Taghi Shahram and Bahram Aram to Rajavi’s leadership on the group- had roots in the ideology and structure of the organization. Meanwhile I believe that those leaders were hones in their struggle and that they were not aware of wrongdoing. But sometimes people have determining roles. The organization wouldn’t be this much corrupted if Massoud Rajavi was not the leader.
For the time being, I have nothing to do with the part before 1971 but I want to talk about what the organization is doing today.
When we look at the organization, we see a cult rather than a political organization.
Members of the organization never contact ordinary people except for political advantages. They have no contact with families. They are not aware of current news and events. They don’t listen to radio. They don’t watch TV channels of the country they live in. they have not the right to make phone calls. There’s no phone in organizational safe houses. If there’s one, it is only for the person in charge of the house. Their lives are organizational ones. They don’t live free lives. They have no jobs. They’re professional members of the MKO. They are not in touch with people, particularly after they settled in Iraq. They grow with organizational teachings.
They fear from facing people. In the countries they live in, they have no communication with people. All their legal problems should be resolved through the organization. They can’t be seen in meetings, except their own meetings. They are not allowed to go somewhere alone, for instance, cinema, concert…They are under strict organizational control.
They have no family contacts. They have no emotions towards family. I’m not talking about MKO supporters living an ordinary life in Europe. I’m talking about members of the organization. Mojahed is not allowed to talk or discuss with others. They don’t read publications of other groups and…
Well, all of these are aspects of a cult. A closed cult. If we consider what they do inside the organization (playing with revolution, self-criticizing sessions and obligatory divorces), we are facing a very dangerous sect.”
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