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Iran’s supreme leader praises US anti-Israel campus protesters after his brutal crackdown against regime demonstrators

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – identified for brutally suppressing demonstrations within the Islamic Republic –  expressed his assist on Wednesday for anti-Israel protesters on US faculty campuses, claiming they’re “on the right side of history.”

“Dear university students in the United States of America, you are standing on the right side of history,” the 85-year-old radical cleric posted on X. 

“You have now formed a branch of the Resistance Front and have begun an honorable struggle in the face of your government’s ruthless pressure – which openly supports Zionists,” Khamenei added. 

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Khamenei has been accused of “crimes against humanity” by the United Nations. AFP by way of Getty Images

Khamenei, the highest-ranking political and non secular authority within the Islamic Republic of Iran, went on to laud the “support & solidarity” some scholar demonstrators have acquired from “professors” as a “consequential development” for the anti-Israel motion. 

“I too empathize with you young people, and value your perseverance,” he wrote. 

The Islamic fundamentalist dictator then provided some “advice” to the coed protesters. 

“Dear university students in the US, my advice to you is to become familiar with the Quran,” Khamenei stated.

United Nations Human Rights Council report, launched in March, discovered that high-level state authorities in Iran, together with Khamenei, “encouraged, sanctioned and endorsed violations of human rights” within the regime’s crackdown on widespread protests sparked by the September 2022 dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. 

Amini had been arrested for allegedly violating the regime’s strict gown rule for ladies, which requires females to put on headscarves. 

UN investigators discovered that lots of the regime’s human rights violations associated to the protests amounted to “crimes against humanity.”

“[A]uthorities at the highest level of the State, including the Supreme Leader, senior members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps … participated in, aided and abetted or otherwise contributed to the violations,” the report states. 

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The wave of anti-Israel protests on US faculty campuses have been marked by tent encampments arrange by the disruptive demonstrators. James Keivom

Since mid-April, greater than 1,000 faculty college students have been arrested throughout anti-Israel protests sprawling throughout greater than 25 campuses within the US, from Columbia University in New York to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Several tent encampments have popped up at Ivy League and state faculty demonstrations after the primary “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” was born at Columbia final month.

Some Jewish college students and college say that the tent camp has compelled them off campus for their very own security.

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Khamenei endorsed US scholar protests against Israel in an X submit on Wednesday. X / @khamenei_ir

The anti-Israel demonstrators have known as for his or her faculty to divest from the Jewish state. Some protesters have known as for one more “intifada” and have engaged in antisemitic harassment and intimidation of Jewish and pro-Israeli college students and college.

The time period “intifada’’ refers to past Palestinian uprisings that killed hundreds of Israeli soldiers and civilians. Th “Second Intifada” — the final widespread revolt — occurred within the early 2000s.

The campus protests had been endorsed in April by Hamas, the fear group accountable for the lethal Oct. 7, 2023, bloodbath in Israel. 

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