Iranian Ayatollah Tweets About Jesus, Israel and #BlackLivesMatter (SCREENSHOTS)

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei invoked Jesus in criticisms of what he and many view to be the genocidal tendencies of Israel.

In a series of December 24 tweets, Khamenei reminded everyone that Muslims, Christians, and Jews should remember that Jesus, who some consider a prophet and others the son of their god (but all three religions admire), would not stand for oppression — not in Palestine, not in Ferguson, or anywhere else.

Khamenei said that Jesus, who was Jewish, would “stand up against Israeli crimes.”

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Many have accused Israel of war crimes and even genocide for the brutality inflicted on the Palestinian population, and USA Today reports that a heavy toll is taken on Palestinian children — something President Obama called “heartbreaking to see.”:

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights estimates 1,434 Palestinians — 288 of those children — were killed in the three-week 2008-2009 war. In the week-long 2012 offensive, 34 children were killed with an overall death toll of 160. Israeli death toll estimates are lower.

“Each war is ugly (but) this one is intense, this one is big for children – the number of children who have been killed, the number of children who are disabled now, the number of children who lost their family – it’s huge,” Al Saqqa said.

Many children have gone days without eating because of food shortages, and U.N. agencies are overwhelmed with those seeking shelter, Al Saqqa added.

Of the estimated 2,882 children Gaza health officials say have been injured, many have not been able to reach hospitals and those who have often do not get sufficient treatment due to lack of medical supplies and outdated equipment.

Israel’s repeated attacks on Palestinians have left a half a million homeless, with morgues overflowing and the bodies of children stacked in ice cream freezers because there is no more room.

Earlier this year, Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, or Israeli Parliament, openly advocated for the eradication of the Palestinian people. According to Feiglin’s plan, Israel’s Army must:

…designate certain open areas on the Sinai border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be concentrated, far from the built-up areas that are used for launches and tunneling. In these areas, tent encampments will be established, until relevant emigration destinations are determined.

In other words, he called for herding Palestinians into concentration camps. Once this has happened, “The supply of electricity and water to the formerly populated areas will be disconnected,” and the areas would be ” “shelled with maximum fire power.”

If any resist, they would the army would “exterminate” them.

Palestinians in the concentration camps who chose to stay in the country would be forced to ” publicly sign a declaration of loyalty to Israel” and would receive “a blue ID card similar to that of the Arabs of East Jerusalem.” This, of course, would also be similar to the yellow badges Hitler’s Germany forced Jewish people to wear — a history lesson he seems to have forgotten.

This brutal sentiment was recently repeated by the Times of Israel, which defended genocide as an acceptable tactic against Palestinians.

Khamenei compared the brutal treatment of Palestinians in Gaza to the ever-increasing police murders of African-Americans in the United States, like Eric Garner and Michael Brown, reminding everyone that #blacklivesmatter.

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While one can not entirely admire Khamenei, who advocates for the “nonviolent elimination of Israel”, this sensible attitude toward the eradication of violence and oppression altogether is a lesson to which each and every person — Muslim, Christian, Jew, atheist, or any other religion or non-religion should pay attention.

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Recently, in response to the CIA torture report, which exposed horrific torture at the hands of agents, Khamenei called the United States a “symbol of tyranny against humanity.”

With Khamenei’s recent words, he is correct: Jesus would not tolerate genocide or oppression anywhere — not in Ferguson, nor in Palestine, nor anywhere else.