Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) Terrorist Organizations // Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)



University-educated children of the merchant class founded MEK in the 1960s as an armed resistance group against Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran. The group opposed what it saw as excessive Western influences on Iran. MEK was involved in the uprising that removed the shah from power; however, due to its comparatively secular ideology, the group was excluded from the post-revolution political structure set up by the ayatollahs. MEK...

 

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