Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned the treatment of African Americans by police offers in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by a white officer in August. More than a dozen postings, including two YouTube clips, on Khamenei’s official social media accounts have decried slavery and historic discrimination against African Americans in the United States. Some of the remarks have compared the violent clashes between protestors and police to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The following are tweets from the supreme leader’s English-language account.
Look at how US govt treats black community! It's not about 50-100 years ago but it's about today! #Ferguson— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 15, 2014
Racial discrimination's still a dilemma in US. Still ppl are unsecure for having dark skins.The way police treat them confirms it. #Ferguson— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 15, 2014
Today like previous years, African-Americans are still under pressure, oppressed and subjected to discrimination. #Ferguson— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 17, 2014
US govt humiliates & deceives its nation; as Quran says abt Pharaoh: He kept his ppl in deviance & didn't allow them to be guided. #Ferguson— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 20, 2014
African-Americans were descendants of those who lived once as free humans in their rich land but westerners looted& enslaved them. #Ferguson— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 23, 2014
US tries to hide crimes agnst blacks by taking on the appearance of rendering services to #Africa which means nothing but hypocrisy.11/20/13— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 23, 2014