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What You Don’t Know About NYC Journalist: Masih Alinejad Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Niloufar Bahadorifar
Niloufar Bahadorifar

Who is Masih Alinejad?

Masih Alinejad is a Brooklyn-based journalist and activist who reportedly confirmed she was the intended target of a kidnapping plot by Iranian intelligence. She made the revelation after the FBI announced charges against four Iranians over a kidnapping plot, with their plans going as far back as June 2020.

How old is Masih Alinejad?

Masih Alinejad is believed to be in her 30s.

Masih Alinejad Bio, Wiki

Masih, who is a journalist, author and activist, was born in Iran, before being forced to move to the US.

Her political activism goes back decades. She was first arrested in 1994 for producing anti-government leaflets. Since then, she has routinely been in and out of court. In 2001, she began her career as a journalist and quickly became a well-known face in the Iranian media as a parliamentary reporter.

She has a degree in Communication Studies from Oxford Brookes University. She graduated in 2011.

Masih Alinejad Iranian Journalist

In 2005, Alinejad made international headlines for the first time.

That year, she exposed the bonuses Iranian government officials were receiving, when they had promised to take pay cuts. She was ejected from Parliament as a result and was forced to leave the country for a while.

The episode also led to her divorce.

Undeterred, she continued to battle against the government and wrote the book, ‘The Crown Of Thorns’.

Alinejad made headlines again in 2014 after launching ‘My Stealthy Freedom’, a Facebook page dedicated to helping battle Iran’s mandatory hijab requirements. Her work led her to win the prestigious women’s rights award by the UN Watch in 2015. Since 2015, she worked with the Voice of America, hosting a show called ‘Tablet’.

The show utilized video footage sent by Iranians, leading the government in 2019 to announce a 10-year prison sentence for anyone sending her videos.

Masih Alinejad Husband, Family

In September 2019, Alinejad’s family was arrested by Iranian police and have since become critics of her work.

That led her to sue the Iranian government in a US federal court for harassment. In the meantime, she continues to expose the Iranian government on her show, which is what led to the plot against her.

Reportedly, she was to be lured to a third country from where she would be kidnapped, but Alinejad’s family declined to participate leading to the efforts to kidnap her from New York.

The episode also led to her divorce.

Masih Alinejad Kidnap

In March, we reported on the pro-Iranian Telegram channel Kawtheryoon Electronic Team.

A message on the channel claimed resistance factions are more powerful than they were in the past and are expanding to carry out operations within the US territory. The news comes at a difficult time for the Biden administration, which is seeking to repair the damage of the Trump era.

In early March, a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Middle East, for the second time under Biden’s presidency.

As relationships remain frosty between Tehran and Washington, the charges against the four Iranians are likely to complicate the plot further. On July 13, the indictment against the four — Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeghi, and Omid Noori — in a Manhattan federal court was unsealed.

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