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…