Khamenei's Tweets on Ferguson

September 29, 2014

            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.