After a short period of time, on June 20th, 1981 he declared armed struggle against IslamicRepublic. I think since then the organization’s circle of power has completely changed.Indeed, Rajavi himself insists on this change. But the change was in a way that theorganization distanced from a popular organization. Actually, he declared armed struggle inthat disturbing situation in the society after too much bloodshed, only to achieve hispersonally lost objectives. It was just for his personality in his cult. Therefore, he did hisbest to endanger social security.At the time, I was in grade one at high school. I remember how MKO misused the tiniestcomplaints or protests in schools for its own cause. As a student, I didn’t know anythingabout the organization.Just sometimes I protested against the conditions and MKO took the benefit of myadventurous, immature protests and recruited me. As the first step, once you joined thegroup, you had to leave your family and go to the group’s safe houses to “fight the IslamicRepublic”. MKO members were quite active at schools and they could influence those whohad the potentiality and opposed the regime. For example, some students protested againstmass praying, they didn’t like to participate it , or they had complaints about veil (hijab).These people were the same ones who fell in MKO’s trap more easily. The group recruitersworked on the students in order to absorb them gradually. Then they used to ask the newrecruits to give financial helps. They focused on those who were passionately revolutionary.They continued with the new recruited ones to bring more students to the organization’snet.I remember that they arranged mountain climbing tours to recruit new students. Sogradually I was recruited by MKO without having any information about the group and itscause.When MKO declared armed struggle, they trapped a group of young people who had no waybut to stay in MKO’s safe houses. They were supposed to launch operations. But I didn’tknow this at that time. I could only read about it later. I was too young for politics orRajavi’s theories, but I saw some active, devotee youth who worked for the group.Finally, the organization was outlawed by the Islamic Republic because of its armed struggleagainst the regime, the state and the authorities. Some of its members were arrested.Masud Rajavi fled Iran along with Banisadr and survived, although his wife Ashraf was killedin Iran. Masud had no pity for his wife and never tried to get her out of Iran.
MKO instrumental misuse of individuals
When Masud Rajavi fled to Paris from Iran, he managed to maintainsome financial sources through different means. He could get someyouth away from their homes. They were innocent young individualswhose natural right was to live a normal life, but MKO could deceivethem to join the group. I remember that at the time each person needed30 thousand Tomans (roughly 30 American Dollars) to flee from Iran.The organization recruited those who were out of job or those who hadother problems and sent them out of the country through various ways.There were also individuals who were introduced to the organization. For