MKO’s Heinous Crimes Emerge as Trend on Social Media (+Photos)
- June, 29, 2018 - 14:48
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Many People in Iran and around the world disclosed evidence of the most odious crimes committed by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK) as hashtag #BanMEK is trending worldwide.
In recent days, a huge number of Persian-language internet users used hashtag هزارجلادهزاراشرف# (Thousand of Executioners, Thousands of Ashrafs) on their personal accounts on Instagram and Twitter as the English version of the hashtag #BanMEK is trending on the social networking sites.
These hashtags became popular after the MKO’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, used Twitter to provoke unrest in Iran following protests over price hikes in the Grand Bazaar of capital, Tehran, on Monday.
In one of the posts on Twitter, a user says the MKO terrorists are the same persons who used to tear the abdomen of a pregnant woman just for a bet on the baby’s gender.
The MKO crimes emerge on social media as Iran on Thursday marked the anniversary of the 7th of Tir bombing, a terrorist attack in 1981 claimed by the MKO.
On June 28th, 1981 – the 7th of Tir 1360 in the Iranian calendar year – a powerful bomb blasted at the headquarters of the Iran Islamic Republic Party in Tehran, while the members in a meeting.
72 officials of the Islamic Republic were killed, including Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti – who was the speaker of the parliament – four cabinet ministers, 27 members of the Parliament and several other government officials.
The MKO - listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community - fled Iran in 1986 for Iraq and was given a camp by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
They fought on the side of Saddam during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-88). They were also involved in the bloody repression of Shiite Muslims in southern Iraq in 1991 and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.
The notorious group is also responsible for killing thousands of Iranian civilians and officials after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.
More than 17,000 Iranians, many of them civilians, have been killed at the hands of the MKO in different acts of terrorism including bombings in public places, and targeted killings.
Back in December 2011, the United Nations and Baghdad agreed to relocate some 3,000 MKO members from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to the former US military Camp Liberty outside Baghdad.
The last group of the MKO terrorists was evicted by the Iraqi government on September 11, 2013 to join other members of the terrorist group at Camp Liberty and await potential relocation to other countries.
The MKO also had a hand in the massacre of Kurds following the crushing of a 1991 uprising by Shiites in Iraq's south and Kurds in the north, which was one of the most brutal acts of repression under Saddam Hussein.