Fundraisers plead guilty to helping terrorists
LA Times
01-May-2009 (3 comments)

The defendants admitted that they knowingly raised funds to support the activities of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, by collecting money from MEK supporters and soliciting money from unwitting donors at public locations, including LAX. Donors were told they were supporting a charity called the Committee for Human Rights. However, the Justice Department charged that CHR was simply a "front organization" for MEK fundraising operations in the United States. "We cannot allow any terrorist organization to fundraise on our shores . . . so that they can finance their own terrorism operations," U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O'Brien said.


MEK scammers prosecuted

by Q on

this is probably the tip of the iceberg as to MEK's illegal activities scamming good people who wanted to donate to charity.



The only thing equally as disgusting

by Q's reality check (not verified) on

Is former revolutionary jerks who try to justify their idiotic behavior by saying "they were used" and that the "movement" was highjacked by the mullahs.

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I am a victim of both the MEK and idiots like you who created hell and then took off to LA to enjoy your Starbucks and ghormeh sabzi at Javan only to sit and stroke your nostalgia by getting a semi every time you see a photograph from 30 years ago.

By the way before you go and call yourself a writer you should do a quick inventory and see when was the last time someone actually paid you for the garbage your compose. I can squirt paint enemas on canvas but that does not make me an "artist in exile!"

Get a grip and the next time you want to see a jerk responsible for hardship and manipulation don't browse for articles. . .look in the mirror.


These folks' ages show...

by Ostaad on

the MEK now has to rely on fifty-somethings instead of twenty-somethings to raise money. This could mean that "kafgeer beh tah-e deeg khordeh" and the MEK is unable to attract the younger generation of Iranians to beg for them at the airports as they used to.

This could mean this organization is simply dying of "old age".