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    (Wikipedia) - The Basij (officially Basij-e Mostaz'afin, literally "Mobilization of the Oppressed") is a paramilitary volunteer militia established in 1979 by order of the Islamic Revolution's leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The force consists of young Iranians who've volunteered, often in exchange for official benefits. Currently Basij serve as an auxiliary force engaged in activities such as internal security as well as law enforcement auxiliary, the providing of social service, organizing of public religious ceremonies, and more famously policing of morals and the suppression of dissident gatherings. Basij is the name of the force; a basiji is an individual member. During the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, they gained much honor, love, and respect for their bravery in defending Iran from the Iraqis, as well as their piousness and devotion. A new generation of Basijis are nowadays involved in being moral police. The Basij are (at least in theory) subordinate to, and receive their orders from, the (Iranian Revolution) Revolutionary Guards and current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, to whom they are known for their loyalty. They have also been described as "a loosely allied group of organizations" including "many groups controlled by local clerics. " They have a local organization in almost every city in Iran. As of October 2009 Mohammad Reza Naqdi was the commander of the Basij. The force has often been present and reacting against the widespread protests which occurred immediately after the 2009 Iranian presidential election and in the months following. Basij Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution Command Supreme Leader of Iran Senior officers Military Branches Aerospace Force Ground Force Navy Quds Force Basij Missile Forces Missile Forces Personnel Ranks insignia Facilities Baqiyatallah University History Iranian Revolution This box: view talk edit The Basij (Persian: بسيج‎; full name Basij-e Mostaz'afin, literally "Mobilization of the Oppressed") is a paramilitary volunteer militia established in 1979 by order of the Islamic Revolution's leader Ayatollah Khomeini. The original organization comprised the civilian volunteers whom the Ayatollah Khomeini urged to fight in the Iran-Iraq war. The force consists of young Iranians who have volunteered, often in exchange for official benefits. Currently Basij serve as an auxiliary force engaged in activities such as internal security as well as law enforcement auxiliary, the providing of social service, organizing of public religious ceremonies, and, more notoriously, policing of morals and the suppression of dissident gatherings. Basij is the name of the force; a basiji is an individual member. The Basij are set up as subordinate to, receiving their orders from, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to wh

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