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Journalist Masih Alinejad details Iran’s alleged plot to kill her: The word ‘safe’ is a luxury for me

Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad, who survived the Islamic Republic’s kidnapping and assassination plot against her, is speaking out about the brutal plan and asserts the country is ‘absolutely’ behind Hamas’ attack on Israel.

The Department of Justice says Alinejad was targeted at her New York home in an Iran-backed plot to murder the activist for speaking out against the regime’s human rights abuses, according to a previous report. Rafat Amirov, 43, of Iran, Polad Omarov, 38, of the Czech Republic and Slovenia and Khalid Mehdiyev, 24, of Yonkers, New York, were charged last January with money laundering and murder-for-hire in the incident.  

“Being hated by the (barbaric) regime of Iran is a badge of honor for me, but being targeted by the Iranian government for my reporting was intense,” Alinejad told FOX News Digital. “When you, as a journalist, challenge the foundations of a totalitarian regime like the Islamic Republic, they often resort to drastic measures to silence you, be it physically or mentally. They may plan to harm, kidnap, or even assassinate you and your family. Simultaneously, they launch a smear campaign against you on social media, aiming to dehumanize and discredit you. I’ve personally faced both. I survived a kidnapping and an assassination plot.” 

Alinejad, who was warned about 31 threats against her on U.S. soil, has been moving to different safe houses for almost three years and constantly faces death threats for her social media posts against the regime. 


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Alinejad reiterated that a democratic Iran would “benefit not just the U.S., but the entire world.” 

“The Iranian populace is ready to effect monumental change, even at great personal risk,” she explained.  They envision an Iran that’s not synonymous with terrorism but tourism, one that sends out messages of peace and friendship instead of hostility. The U.S. should endorse the Iranian people’s aspirations, impose sanctions on Iranian regime officials and sever their global ties. This could pave the way for a free Iran, devoid of terror outfits like Hamas, Hezbollah and other malicious entities supported by Islamic Republic in regions like Iraq and Syria.” 

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