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People's Mujahidin of Iran

noun

1 People's Mujahidin of Iran

A terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah.

synonyms: MEK, MKO, Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization.




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