Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blames Zionism for Ferguson protests

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a series of anti-American and anti-Israel rants on Twitter, blamed Zionism for the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

“Brutal treatment of black ppl isn’t indeed the only anti-human rights act by US govt;look at US’s green light to #Israel’s crimes. #Ferguson,” Khamenei tweeted Aug. 15.

On Monday, Khamenei continued his rant, suggesting that inequality problems in America are the result of the “domination of Israel.”

“The day when American nation realize their socioeconomic problems stem from domination of #Israel over their govt, what’ll happen? #Ferguson,” he tweeted.

On Tuesday, the Iranian leader further tweeted, “US govt is #unreliable& egotistical; due to Zionist domination over it,US prefers #Israel’s interests 2 that of its nation.10/5/13 #Ferguson.”

Iran is consistently rated as one of the world’s worst human rights violators. According to the international human rights monitor Freedom House, Iran ranks as one of the worst countries in terms of civil liberties and political rights, especially in its treatment of minorities such as the Baha’is and Christians. 

Posted on August 19, 2014 .