MEK Iran: Freedom and Equality
Hundreds of people joined us locally and from abroad following the revolution in 1979, as the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) navigated the political issues of the time. As it was our first chance to openly and organically communicate with our social base, Massoud Rajavi and the MEK Central Committee organized briefings and seminars for our supporters.
Our mission was to empower society
We constructed libraries, community centers, and numerous institutions, especially in underprivileged neighborhoods and towns, while we organized our network to distribute and sell our publications and organize various campaigns.
Our mission was to empower society from the ground up and increase public knowledge of individual rights and duties in a democratic society.
MEK’s founders, all university graduates
Despite the limitations, the MEK has kept the tradition of such training alive and has evolved it through time. We never consider these practices to be intellectual pursuits; rather, they are critical to our organization’s growth and durability.
Our founders, all university graduates, were politically active in the late Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq’s nationalist movement. They eventually joined Mehdi Bazargan’s Freedom Movement.
The MEK second phase of development
The second phase of development began in the early 1970s when our organization was subjected to a brutal coup from within by a splinter group known as Peykar. While in prison, Massoud Rajavi made a 12-point declaration explaining our ideology’s Islamic orientation in order to salvage the organization.
“They have no foundation,” Massoud Rajavi stated emphatically, “and will soon vanish from Iran’s political and social scene.” Beware: the Shah and his tyranny are the major adversaries! Don’t be distracted from the main enemy!” We can observe how those traitors went away four decades later. Two generations of us were able to endure the Shah’s and Khomeini’s slaughters and onslaughts thanks to Massoud’s amazing discovery.
The third phase of growth, led by Maryam Rajavi
The third phase of growth, led by Maryam Rajavi, focused on female equality as an essential step in overthrowing Khomeini’s misogynist rule. Gender equality is a difficult topic to address, and it continues to be a difficulty for even the most democratic countries in the globe.
Maryam helped our group achieve a higher level of excellence in maximizing our capacities and capabilities within our resistance movement by raising the flag of gender equality. She strengthened and evolved Hanifnejad’s and Massoud’s prior beliefs by eradicating any trace of sexual exploitation.
MEK has maintained its unity
We have maintained our unity and organizational cohesion while our organization has continued to survive and develop in the face of the greatest and most powerful reactionary force in modern history.
“The Iranian regime enriches uranium, and we enrich humanity through our resistance and sacrifice,” Hossein Madani, a second-generation MEK who joined us while residing in the United States, remarked in 2007. During the 2013 tragedy at Camp Ashraf, Hossein was slain by the mullahs’ Iraqi proxies.
MEK arrival’s in Albania
Since our arrival in Albania and the installation of Ashraf-3, the tables have turned against the mullahs’ regime on all fronts. Inside Iran, MEK opposition units continue to flourish and plan public rallies and state-wide protests.
The regime is under attack from all sides around the world, and infighting among regime factions and the oppressive IRGC has reached new heights.