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Iranian Media Co-opts Foreign Support

The Danger of Hijacked Rallies

June 21, 2009

State-run TV in Iran is showing demonstrations in other countries such as the US, however with some serious editing. They are not broadcasting the majority of people standing and shouting in solidarity with people in Iran. Rather, they show images of demonstrators who shout, “Death to the Islamic Republic,” while they hold pre-1979 flags of Iran which have come to symbolize the monarchy. Even worse than the monarchists, they show rallies organized by the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran now known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI,MKO, MEK, or PMOI)which is on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations as they have attacked numerous Iranian embassies around the world.

State run TV goes on to make statements along the lines of, “These are the organizations which are supporter the ‘rioters’ and ‘terrorists’ that fill the streets of Tehran.” As a contact in Iran said,

The only concern that we have now is the bloody Rajavis (MEK), who now want to benefit from the situation. They are definitely helping the dictators. They are only giving more reasons for cracking down the people. May God protect us all.

link: niacINsight


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