Ayatollah: ‘Ridiculous’ that America has black president but blacks still victimized by police

Ayatollah: ‘Ridiculous’ that America has black president but blacks still victimized by police
(Iranian press image)

[Ed. – Whatever he says in his canonical writings, Khamenei is a garden-variety 1960s Marxist fanboy in his tweeting oeuvre.]

Addressing the 20th annual General Congress of Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) Commanders and Staff on Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader criticized American police, saying their “authority is wrong and oppressive.” Khamenei took to Twitter to rail against U.S. law enforcement who he says utilize “power and tyranny” to “kill innocents” amid ongoing riots over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

 

The Ayatollah also adopted several high-profile U.S. cases of police shootings into his posts, including the use of slain African-Americans Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. …

Iran’s Supreme Leader also called out what he views as American hypocrisy on issues of race. …

“They celebrate a day for abolition of slavery but such crimes are committed against the blacks. #EricGarner #TrayvonMartin #BlackLivesMatter,” Khamenei posted on Sunday. “Even abolition of #slavery in #US wasn’t based on humanitarian intents but on North-South wars & conflict b/t landowners & industrialists.”

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