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The MKO is a bloody, cultish Iranian terror group. Why is it receiving western support?

By Michael Axworthy   March 2005

At the end of January this year, a lead article in the Daily Telegraph on Iran concluded with a call for Britain to back the “main resistance group in the country,” Mojahedin-e Khalq (MKO). The MKO, which also describes itself as the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI), or the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) among other titles, is one of the more egregious terrorist organisations in existence. From time to time it scores a new propaganda success by taking in people with little knowledge of Iranian politics. The Telegraph leader asserted that Britain had in the past treated…

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