Erfan Fard

Terrorist and separatist groups: Iran’s dilemma

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Iran, a nation with a rich tapestry of culture and history, cannot be likened to a mere commodity on the global market, subject to the whims of international trade.

Recently, Canada has emerged as a controversial refuge, attracting a diverse array of individuals ranging from terrorists and thieves to separatists and malefactors. Among this dubious assembly is an aged separatist terrorist, whose notorious legacy is defined by a dedication to terrorism, unwavering support for Saddam Hussein, and a grim history of Kurdish genocide in both Iraq and Iran. This individual now freely orchestrates meetings in Canada, collaborating with the notorious reformist gang to dismantle the Iranian state.

This situation is not merely speculative; it is a tangible reality that challenges our perceptions and understandings. Interestingly, certain factions within Iran, notably those connected to the chaotic aftermath of 1979’s revolt and staunchly advocating for the preservation of the Islamic Republic’s structure, find themselves entangled in a complex web of allegiances. Despite their commitment to preventing deviation from the revolutionary path, their enmity towards monarchists, particularly HRH Prince Reza Pahlavi, propels them to defend the notorious terrorist affiliated with the Komala organization. This Leninist Marxist group, deeply detested in Iranian Kurdistan and among Iranians broadly, could arguably rival the MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) in terms of notoriety and brutality.

A ceremony of separatists and terrorists in Canada, Feb 2024 with a fake flag which is not related to Iran. / Free Picture in social media for any platforms.
These terrorist organizations are infamous for their ruthless tactics, indiscriminately executing anyone who dares oppose them, all while masquerading as champions of freedom – a charade that fails to deceive. The Persian media, suffering from the pervasive influence of the government’s reformist factions, paradoxically promotes this despised figure to the status of a political commentator, overlooking his profound disrespect for the Iranian flag, national identity, the sanctity of Iran’s soil, and the integrity of its territorial and historical legacy.

The discourse surrounding separatism and terrorism is fraught with complexity. Organizations like Komala and the KDPI, historically aligned with Saddam Hussein, have exhibited a profound disregard for Iranian sovereignty. These groups, despite their history of brutality, have been implicated in nebulous dialogues with the Islamic Republic, as indicated by reports in the diaspora’s Persian media, hinting at a tangled network of alliances and betrayals that defy simple categorization.

The strategy of instilling fear and division has been a favored tactic of these separatists, who warn the Iranian populace that the regime’s downfall would precipitate Iran’s fragmentation. This fear-mongering not only serves the interests of the mullah’s oppressive regime but also undermines the collective aspiration for change, revealing a malevolent symbiosis between tyrants and separatists.

Massoud Rajavi ( the leader of MEK) and Ghassemlou ( The former Secretary General of KDPI) / picture of Iraq’s media, Free for any platform

Despite their audacious posturing within Iran, these groups exercise caution in English-speaking nations like Canada and England, cognizant that their divisive rhetoric would likely be met with skepticism and rejection. This reticence underscores a critical message for the global community: support for regime change in Iran should not translate into endorsement of separatists and terrorists. The Iranian people deserve assurances that their country’s territorial integrity will remain inviolate, unthreatened by those with a history of sowing division and terror.

Ghasemlou and Saddam Hossein / picture of Iraq’s media, Free for any platform

The concerning trend of Canada serving as a haven for such elements necessitates a critical reevaluation of asylum and refugee policies, especially in light of the geopolitical intricacies at play. The reformist mafia’s machinations, including the orchestration of political spectacles and the elevation of terrorists to the status of national representatives, have only served to dishearten and alienate the Iranian people. The proclamation by Komala’s lifelong secretary-general, declaring Iran as fragmented, is not just a misrepresentation but a stark reminder of the existential threats facing Iran’s unity and sovereignty.

These persistent challenges within Iran’s political landscape highlight the deep-seated malaise that afflicts the nation – a struggle for identity, sovereignty, and freedom amid external manipulation and internal strife. As Iran navigates these turbulent waters, a nuanced and empathetic understanding of its complex socio-political fabric is essential, ensuring that the diverse voices of all Iranians are acknowledged, and their collective desire for a peaceful, unified future is respected.

Mustafa hejri (KDPI’s lifelong secretary-general) , Abdulla Mohtadi (Komala’s lifelong secretary-general) / Picture of Karim, Iraq, Free for any Platforms
About the Author
Erfan Fard is a counter-terrorism analyst and Middle East Studies researcher based in Washington, DC. He is in Middle Eastern regional security affairs with a particular focus on Iran, Counter terrorism, IRGC, MOIS and Ethnic conflicts in MENA. \He graduated in International Security Studies (London M. University, UK), and in International Relations (CSU-LA), and is fluent in Persian, Kurdish, Arabic and English. Follow him in this twitter account @EQFARD
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