The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the treatment of African Americans by the US police is oppressive.
The leader said police in the United States have oppressed and humiliated black people despite the fact that the country’s president himself is African American.
In an address to police commanders in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out to massive protests across America triggered by the police discrimination against blacks.
The leader also said police power in some Western countries in fact undermines security and that Iran will not follow that example.
Yesterday, I came across an account by a man, now in the US, whose family had been forced to leave Iran. His father is Persian and his mother is an Iranian Kurd.
The article quotes the man saying that his mother “experienced extreme discrimination because of her ethnic identity.”
I should add that there is little difference between Persians and Kurds (the languages are closely related). But they are largely Sunni.
How about the Ayatollah agrees to take in some African boat people? Especially if they are not Muslim?