Stop Fundamentalism, 9 September 2011 - The Oscar winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has been making some headlines in an odd place far away from Hollywood. Tehran that is and he is planning to make a move about, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s not so popular president.
Iranian Mehr News Agency reported this week that Sean Stone, the son of director Oliver Stone is currently in Tehran to make preparations for the filming. He was supposed to have a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday but the conference was later canceled without any explanation.
The presence of a crowd of thousands of Iranian exiles in front of the State Department in Washington, calling on the Secretary of State Clinton to remove the main Iranian opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), from the U.S. terror list, has certainly drawn considerable media attention during the past few days. But one article, coming from a peculiar Iranian daily can be considered as a satire piece rather than a news article.
The Iranian daily, Keyhan reported on 29 August that only 25 showed up at the said demonstration siding with those in Washington who say MEK has no popular support!
Stop Fundamentalism, Washington- 26 August 2011 – Iranians and supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the main Iranian opposition movement, gathered in front of the State Department, today calling for immediate removal of the name of the group from the United States terror list.
The demonstrators also called for the US government to ensure about the protection of the residents of Camp Ashraf were an assault by the Iraqi government earlier this year claimed the lives of 36 men and women in that camp.
Demonstration started at 10:30 in the morning and ended at 14:00. Organizers say that the participants had come from 40 states of the United States and Canada.
I was among thousands of Iranian-Americans from 41 states across the country who took part in a huge rally and march outside the State Department last Friday, urging Secretary Clinton to act swiftly and delist the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK).
Several senior former US Government officials also spoke at the rally, including Governor Ed Rendell; Rep. Patrick Kennedy; FBI Director Louis Freeh; CIA Deputy Director for Covert Operations, John Sano; and Col. Wesley Martin, chief of counterterrorism for the Coalition forces in Iraq and commandant of Camp Ashraf in 2006.
Dear Secretary Clinton, Already enough people – our loved ones— have died. The Traumatic consequences of keeping MEK on the list are unimaginable. It will especially cost the lives of many more innocent men and women and children residing in Camp Ashraf. Don’t allow another massacre to happen. Delist MEK.
The supporters of MEK and Iranian-American families of residents of Camp Ashraf have organized a demonstration on Friday August 26, 2011 in front of the State Department in Washington to once again present their case and plea for removal of the Iranian opposition from the U.S. terror list.
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