If it has to take the Ayatollah, Ali Khamenei, of Iran to say that Black Lives Matter, then we really do have a huge problem in America. The Ayatollah has compared conflict in Gaza to the recent police shootings of young black men by police officers in Ferguson.

Iran’s supreme leader used religion to help make his standing clear on Twitter.

He suggested that were Jesus alive today, he would have supported the black community “to fight the arrogants”.

Khamenei has discussed this subject before, following the death of Michael Brown, the young black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer on 9 August in St Louis, Missouri.

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“Today like previous years, African-Americans are still under pressure, oppressed and subjected to discrimination. #Ferguson”

In July, Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, was choked to death by New York City police in Staten Island by white police officer Daniel Pantaleo.

CCTV footage captured the scene and showed Mr Garner repeatedly cry out: “I can’t breathe.”

A grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo, which further fueled the Millions March protests across the US against police violence.

The death of another black teenager, Antonio Martin, caused by police gunfire in Missouri last week, sparked fresh protests following months of unrest about police ku-klux brutality.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to the Iranian leader for taking a stand on this issue while many other world leaders remain silent. Who else will follow his lead and speak up against racial injustice in America?

    • Yes can you imagine. The U.S. has gotten so bad that somebody like this who is alleged to have oppressed his own people is talking about the U.S.? Damn, I guess Black folks have him to thank.

  2. I am afraid that the killing of Black boys has turned into some Public Relations war between the US and people who don’t like the US.

    • Yes, the perfect time for people who are at lugger heads with the US to bash it. I think this is becoming more like a political crisis than a human rights problem.

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