Iranian Government Blasts United States For Inhumane Treatment Of Black People
A representative for the Iranian Ministry recently spoke out in response to the senseless murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown and the current protests in Ferguson, MO, accusing the United States of being “anti-human rights” because of their “brutal treatment of black people.”
via Jerusalem Post
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continued to attack the human rights record of the United States on Sunday, on the background of the shooting death by police of a black youth in Ferguson, Missouri that has sparked unrest.
Khamenei has taken to Twitter in recent days to criticize arch-enemy America, declaring that, “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.”
The Iranian leader called out the US for what he considers its hypocrisy on his Twitter account: “Today the world is a world of tyranny and lies. The flag of #HumanRights is borne by enemies of human rights w/US leading them! #Ferguson.”
The US has in the past called out Iran for violating the rights of women, gay people and political dissenters, even sanctioning the Islamic Republic for the violations.
“Look at how US govt treats black community! It’s not about 50-100 years ago but it’s about today!” Khmaenei tweeted.
“Racial discrimination is still a dilemma in the US,” he wrote Sunday, posting photos depicting police discrimination and brutality, as well as bruised and beaten black victims of the violence.
Needless to say, the courts will have a pretty hard time not making an example out of racist muderer Darren Wilson when the time comes with the increasing show of both national and international support for #JUSTICEFORMIKEBROWN. Do you agree that the growing problem of race-motivated police brutality is a human rights issue?