Human rights leader Ayatollah Khamenei compares Ferguson, Gaza

Iranian leader Khamenei goes on rant on Twitter; invokes Jesus, Muhammad to slam US, Israel

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has used his English-language Twitter page to fire off a spurt of posts criticizing the United States and Israel.

In a series of tweets posted throughout the week, the supreme leader disparaged the United States’ treatment of Native Americans and African Americans, highlighting the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Wounded Knee incident of 1890 — a battle between the US government and Native American forces that ended in the massacre of hundreds of Native American noncombatants, including women and children.

“Was it not colonialists who killed Native Americans& enslaved millions of Africans?Are these American values? #Ferguson #WoundedKnee,” the Supreme Leader tweeted on Monday.

He further went on to invoke the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad to criticize Israel and the United States.

Khamenei has frequently spoken about social justice in the United States, particularly after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen who was shot by a white police officer, who claimed self-defence…

  • BillyHW

    I wonder if the Ayatollah gets down with Buffy Sainte-Marie.

    • UCSPanther

      That song brings out the Sneering Imperialist in me.

  • Rosenmops

    This towl-headed goat-humper should clean up his own back yard before he criticizes America.

  • UCSPanther

    Your concern is as underwhelming is ever, Khamenei.

    You can kiss my Ayy-atollah!

  • UCSPanther
  • Minicapt

    While he is the official “Supreme Leader” in Iran, I have not heard of his promotion to ‘Grand Ayatollah’.


  • Gloria

    “Wounded Knee incident of 1890 — a battle between the US government and Native American forces that ended in the massacre of hundreds of Native American noncombatants, including women and children”. WTF??? It was never a battle. It was a massacre of unarmed men, women and childre. Shame on the US goverment and this article which is trying to hide the truth. And the worst thing is that US hasn’t yet rescinded the medals to the soldiers who massacred unarmed men, women and children in cold blood. There is even a petition to president Obama to rescind those medals. Sign and share please!…/No_Medals_for_Massacre…/…

    • UCSPanther

      There’s something hypocritical about a brutal leader of a totalitarian theocracy using incident that as a macabre club to attack us with…

  • Gloria

    Why this is important

    To proud members of the Lakota nation, and descendants of the Lakota people who were present, wounded or killed during the massacre that American History has wrongly referred to as “The Battle of Wounded Knee”, the Congressional Medal of Honor will remain meaningless. Until the medals are stripped from the soldiers who participated in the brutal killings of hundreds of unarmed women and children … Until the tragic truth is told of the execution of my great-great grandfather Chief Spotted Elk, their elderly leader, too ill to stand, lying beneath a white flag of surrender at Wounded Knee in 1890.

    There is no honor in massacre and it is incomprehensible that 120-years later, this remains unresolved. What happened at Wounded Knee was not worthy of this nation’s highest award for exceptional valor.

    The historical record shows that what happened to our people at Wounded Knee was neither an example of gallantry nor of bravery. General Nelson A. Miles wrote in 1917 that, “… a massacre occurred, not only the warriors but the sick Chief Big Foot, and a large number of women and children who tried to escape by running and scattering over the prarie [sic] were hunted down and killed.”
    Almost twenty Medals of “Honor” were awarded to soldiers who brutally massacred women, children, even infants, in the cold snow of South Dakota. How can this be? It’s time to right this wrong so that future generations can live in truth and heal from senseless tragedies like this one. It is time to rescind those medals now, soaked in blood and given in egregious error, and restore the full honor of the Medal once and for all.

    The healing process takes time but through prayer, acceptance, awareness and forgiveness, it is possible. For many of us, acknowledgment of what happened is at the root of our healing. Many Americans, especially in South Dakota, still hold false beliefs that this was a battle, making true reconciliation between our people very difficult. I pray that something will finally be done and we can reconcile differences through truth, compassion and forgiveness. This call is a first step toward meaningful reconciliation—please sign the petition and share with everyone. Let’s fix this once and for all.

    For more information visit:

    • Minicapt

      The site of “Wounded Knee” is about 800km south of the International Boundary.


  • roccolore

    I wonder how blacks would be treated in Iran.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama interrupted his golf game to nod in agreement.

  • jayme

    If you look at Gaza they people are being held back by Hamas now look at Ferguson the people are being held back by the black protesters.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Next, he’ll be teaming up with David Suzuki…

  • Colonialism?

    Islam is nothing but Arab colonialism under the disguise of religion.

    Why do Iranians think they should pray in Arabic and bow towards Mecca?