Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, today delivered a series of tweets inspired by Ferguson, Mo., that sound like they could have been lifted from President Obama’s comments at Saturday night’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner.

Let’s have a look.


As Doug Powers reminds us at, this comment comes from the leader of a country where citizens are executed for homosexuality, “perversion,” and adultery.

As long as we have you here on Twitter, how about a few questions?

Oh yeah, those six young Iranians who were arrested for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy.”