HyperDic: mko

English > 1 sense of the word MKO:
NOUNgroupMKO, Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization, MEK, People's Mujahidin of Irana terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants
English > MKO: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsMujahidin-e Khalq Organization, MEK, People's Mujahidin of Iran
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instance ofterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
RegionIran, Islamic Republic of Iran, PersiaA theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia
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