At the beginning of September, the Iranian Resistance marked the 55th anniversary of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) with a special ceremony at their current home in Albania, Ashraf 3. The president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Mrs. Maryam Rajavi also delivered a speech on this event.
In this sixth and final part, we will look at Maryam Rajavi’s comments on the MEK and its members.
Maryam Rajavi said that the 55-year history of the MEK and the 40-year history of the NCRI are “intertwined” with the Iranian people’s suffering and desire for freedom, highlighting that the major nationwide uprisings that have happened in Iran since December 2017 show that the public, especially the youth, support the MEK’s views and policies.
This, she advised, showed that the MEK could really make progress and justified increased activities by Resistance Units, quoting writer and intellectual Dr. Manouchehr Hezarkhani, as saying that the MEK must have outside support to achieve the revolution as fast as possible.
Hezarkhani also said, the Iranian resistance leader Massoud Rajavi: “Massoud offered his own interpretation of Islam as opposed to Khomeini’s reading of Islam. And this was a very significant development. Enduring the ensuing difficulties, outcomes and consequences of this measure were not easy either. But by doing so, he turned the movement into an ideological movement that is politically aware of what it seeks and how it wants to achieve it. I believe the secret to the PMOI’s advancement was in this very act, and in wiping off the dust from Islam.”
Maryam Rajavi then moved on to express her gratitude to all MEK supporters, members, and officials.
She said: “I would like to thank the brothers, a generation of men who have rebelled against the ideology of gender-based perspectives and narcissist egotism. Over the long years of this formidable struggle, they have made and advanced a conscious choice. They have set excellent examples for the younger generation and the brave youths in Iran with respect to gender equality. I would also like to thank my sisters in the Central Council who are vanguards and symbols of rebellion and prowess, and of undertaking heavy responsibilities and breaking the chains.”
Maryam Rajavi then thanked all MEK officials, including:
- Fahimeh Arvani
- Shahrzad Sadr
- Mahvash Sepehri
- Beheshteh Shadrou
- Mojgan Parsaei
- Sedigheh Hosseini
- Zohreh Akhyani
She said: “I would also like to extend my special gratitude to my dear sister, Zahra Merrikhi, who led and spearheaded the PMOI efforts particularly after their relocation from Iraq to Albania with great patience, prudence and power and with maximum success especially during the uprisings. Years ago, Massoud described her as a commander motivated by patience to achieve victory.”
Maryam Rajavi then saluted all those who fight for the overthrow of the regime and will not stop until the Iranian people are freed from the clutches of the mullahs’ religious tyranny.