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People's Mojahedin Army (Iran)

Mojahein-e-Khalq Iran

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People's Mojahedin Armyby Râsjan Kurogli & António Martins

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Presentation of the organization

The organization's name is Mojahein-e-Khalq Iran in Persian and it will be "The Iranian People's Mojahedins", in English, but the organization itself uses "People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran", PMOI. The word "Mojahed" is an Arabic word and comes from the Arabic word "Jehad" which means "Holy War" and the word "Mojahed" means "The Holy War Fighters". Its headquarters were in Paris but since 1986 they are in Iraq.

Râsjan Kurogli, 22 July 1998

Description of the flag

The Army seems to use two flags: the Iranian three-color (green-white-red) flag with Farsi writings on the inner edges and a "mojahedin flag", a 2:3 white flag with a red device, shown above.
The writing at the top of the flag means:"People's Mojahedin of Iran", where "Mojahedin" means "Holy War fighters". The writing on the bottom is a verse from the Quran, Surah 4 part of verse 95: "... But those who strive and fight, ALLAH (= GOD) distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a great reward."

Râsjan Kurogli, 22 July 1998