20 years ago the Canadian government decided to list the Iranian group MeK (Mujahedin-e-Khalq) as a terrorist group. Ten years later a different government elected to ‘delist’ it. Why? Had it changed its ways? If not, what does this say about the whole process?
In this Quick Hits episode, Borealis comes out against the whole process of listings, calling it more or less useless.
10 years adgo, Canada is dropped an Iranian group that once allied itself with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from its official list of terrorists. In taking the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, or MEK, off the list, the Conservative government was following the lead of the United States and the European Union. The Tories provided no reasons for delisting the MEK, or for opting to keep 43 others on the list.