The battle cries against the Jewish State were made by no less than Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Iranian leaders are using the Twitter platform to call for a holy war – jihad – against Israel and the U.S.
The messages echo Iranian threats in the past to “wipe Israel off the map,” and were made this time by no less than Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
These tweets clearly violate Twitter’s guidelines.
Indeed, four U.S. senators joined forces demanding in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media giant ban these hate-mongering so-called leaders.
The letter, sent last week, was initiated by Senator Ted Cruz and co-signed by Senators Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, and Marco Rubio. According to The Jerusalem Post, which received a copy of the letter, the senators said that “blocking Khamenei, Zarif, and other regime official accounts would be complying with Executive Order 13876 issued by U.S. President Donald Trump in June 2019.”
“All Americans – including [Dorsey] and Twitter – are prohibited from ‘making any contribution or provision of… goods or services’ to [Khameini and Zarif],’” said the letter, referring to Trump’s order.
This is not the first time Twitter has received complaints from American politicians. Last year, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers complained that it was violating American law by permitting U.S.-designated terrorist groups to post on its social media platform. Twitter acted in November by suspending all Hamas-affiliated accounts and many, but not all, of those associated with Hezbollah.
Lest one think, tweets are “just words,” following the Iranian regime’s tweets last week, which included Khameini’s call to “force out the Zionist enemy & the U.S. through jihad,” Palestinians launched a terror wave (including three attacks in 12 hours) that involved a car-ramming that injured a dozen Israeli soldiers, a shooting, an arson attack that destroyed an area in Gush Etzion and rocket attacks on Israeli citizens.
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