Iran is an Islamic terror state. And its espionage looks a lot more like terrorism.
Two Iranian men were indicted on Monday for allegedly spying for Tehran in the United States, including conducting surveillance at a Jewish facility and gathering information on backers of the Iranian opposition group known as Mujahideen-e Khalq, or MEK, the Justice Department said.
Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, were charged in the indictment with acting on behalf of Iran by conducting the surveillance, the Justice Department said in a statement.
The surveillance had some interesting targets.
Doostdar and Ghorbani are alleged to have acted on behalf of Iran, including by conducting surveillance of political opponents and engaging in other activities that could put Americans at risk,” said Assistant Attorney-General for National Security John Demers. “With their arrest and these charges, we are seeking to hold the defendants accountable.”
Ghorbani attended an MEK rally in New York on September 20, 2017, to protest the current Iranian government, taking photographs of the participants, which he later passed on to Doostdar, who paid him about $2,000.
The Justice Department said Doostdar conducted surveillance in July 2017 of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish facility in Chicago, the Rohr Chabad House, including photographing its security features.
MEK is an opposition group that has been a target of Iran and its political allies in the United States for a long time.
But that’s not remotely true of a Jewish synagogue. The only reason to surveil a synagogue is as part of a terrorist plot.
And this is a warning.
Pro-Islamic elements on the left have reduced everything to a binary choice about Iran’s nuclear weapons. But beyond its nuclear capabilities, Iran is an Islamic terrorist state. And the money that Obama illegally sent to terrorists is being used to finance terrorism.
Not just in Israel. But in the United States.
Obama’s foreign currency shipments to Iran were fungible. And this latest incident may be an example of the former Obama regime having effectively financed a terror plot against Jews in the United States.
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