Recollections of a Former Terrorist

Habilian Released the book Recollections of a Former Terrorist.

"Recollections of a former terrorist" is a book about the harrowing journey of Ms. Batoul Soltani, a former member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK), whose life became entangled in the intricate web of extremism and violence. Born out of the fervor of 1965 by Iranian college students as an Islamic political movement, the MEK evolved into a terrorist cult, fueled by a cult of personality and a relentless pursuit of power. With a chilling determination, the MEK declared war against the Islamic Republic, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, claiming the lives of over 12,000 innocent individuals, including prominent figures and countless civilians.

Aligned with the oppressive regime of Saddam Hussein, the MEK betrayed its own people, collaborating in the suppression of dissent and the massacre of Kurds. Yet, amidst the chaos and bloodshed, Ms. Soltani found herself ensnared within the confines of the MEK, enduring two decades of captivity in the notorious Ashraf paramilitary camp. Within those walls, she witnessed the loss of her children and the disintegration of her once warm family unit.

Ms. Soltani's life mirrors a tragic drama, where fate intertwines with unimaginable suffering. Her courageous escape from the clutches of extremism marks the beginning of a journey to reclaim her lost identity and reunite with her missing loved ones. Through her recollections, she sheds light on the inner workings of a terrorist organization, offering a rare glimpse into the human cost of fanaticism and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

You can access the book from here.