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Washington Times: Iran’s Resurgent Resistance, a Book by Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Book: Iran's Resurgent Resistance by Prof. Sheehan in Washington Times
Book: Iran’s Resurgent Resistance by Prof. Sheehan in Washington Times

“Iran’s resurgent resistance”, a book published earlier this year, By Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, University of Baltimore professor and a leading Iran policy scholar was introduced in publicity by the Washington Times in its Thursday’s edition.

This book, which is about a bipartisan delegation visit to Ashraf 3, Albania, home to thousands of  members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), points to the MEK and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) as a force of change inside Iran and a viable democratic alternative to the medieval Iranian regime.

This visit was coincident with the annual “Free Iran” gathering held by the NCRI and MEK at Ashraf 3, which was also attended by the NCRI’s president-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. 

This book debunks the pro-appeasement western media outlets and the regime’s apologist regurgitating false allegations made by the Iranian regime to discredit its only viable alternative. The book by Prof. Sheehan was endorsed by renowned American Politicians such as Joseph Lieberman, Former U. S. Senator, Governor Tom Ridge, First Secretary of Homeland Security, Louis Freeh, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), General (Ret.) James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marc Ginsberg, Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco who were among hundreds of political luminaries who visited Ashraf 3 in June 2018 

Following texts are excerpts of this book as published by the Washington Times 

What our delegation witnessed was truly extraordinary and deeply promising: A cohesive political opposition movement, with a long history of struggle against fundamentalism and dictatorship, guided by gifted female leadership, with a well-defined political platform, and an intricate network of passionate supporters inside Iran and across the world, eager to topple the regime in Tehran from within. It was like looking into Iran’s democratic future. 

We had unfettered access to Ashraf 3, including the community’s many facilities and amenities, and unrestricted opportunities to visit with MEK residents. We met with real people with compelling histories and admirable aspirations for the future of Iran and the world.”  

The five-day conference at this epicenter of the Iranian Resistance laid bare the striking capabilities of the opposition: its discipline, structure, and unit cohesion; its ability to build and create a city on arid European soil; an unrelenting.” 

“Commitment to overthrowing the clerical regime, and the opposition’s growing presence inside the country in the form of Resistance Units. U.S. officials visiting Ashraf 3 in summer 2019 learned that the MEK is highly professional, well organized, dedicated to an unending struggle against the regime, and extremely knowledgeable about Iran’s history and contemporary politics — including the internal dynamics of the regime itself. 

A real, democratic, and viable alternative has emerged to the Iranian regime in the form of the MEK. No other organization has the organizational prowess, the leadership, the political platform, the social network, or the capability to stand up to the regime. The MEK is the bridge to Iran’s brighter future.