The Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) has been on the Terrorism Watch list for quite a long time. During this time the group is alleged to have helped provide information about Iranian nuclear proliferation. At least, during the past few years the MEK has been providing detailed information to interests outside of Iran.
The group has been exiled from Iran for attempting to overthrow the Shah in the 1980’s. It mixes Marxism and Islam. A socialist Islamic mix, could it work? No, it could not work. We are all witnessing the failing of Muammar al-Gaddafi, who seized power in Libya with a military coup in 1969, called his ruling ideology “Islamic socialism”.
Also, recall that muslim socialists believe that the quran and islam are in line with equality and redistribution of wealth. Those ideas have been doing great things for America, so let’s go ahead and take a group that was founded in terrorism, has lived in exile, is in opposition to the Iranian Regime, and, as of last year, was still considered a terror threat and legitimize them! Or is Obama hoping that, by taking the group off of the list they will become more public and, like the people in Pakistan who helped bring down Osama, become mounted trophies on the wall of another extremist regime? A regime, mind you, which has murdered its own citizens with impunity while Obama says it is no concern of ours. A regime that has spent decades assisting Bashir al-Assad of Syria commit ethnic cleansing of Sunnis.
In my opinion, flood the Clintonian State Department with phone calls denouncing such a move. This group started off by killing Americans in Iran. Let’s not allow these people to go without answering for their crimes.
While we are at the task of calling the State Department, let’s also give a call out to those who also support (by way of being paid to lobby) former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani; former Vermont governor Howard Dean; former NATO commander Wesley K. Clark, President Obama's former national security adviser Gen. James Jones; former F.B.I. director, Louis Freeh; former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson; former attorney general Michael B. Mukasey; and Lee H. Hamilton.