Twitter users slam platform for not banning Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

The call on Twitter by Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei for Palestinians to “stand strong” and “confront” Israel has sparked outrage about the platform, which has banned former President Donald Trump but not the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader.

“Palestinians are awake and determined. They must continue this path. One can only talk with the language of power with these criminals,” Khamenei declared in a tweet on Tuesday amid the escalating hostilities between the two sides.

“They must increase their strength, stand strong, confront the enemy, and force them to stop their crimes,” he added just before the Israeli military announced that air raid sirens in Tel Aviv warned of an impending barrage of rockets from Hamas in Gaza.

A senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in slamming Twitter for not targeting Khamenei over his inflammatory missive.

“How has Twitter not banned Ali Khamenei over the below post outright inciting terrorism against Israelis? His tweet is a virtual signal to Iran-backed Palestinian jihadists,” Aaron Klein tweeted.

Users on the platform echoed the Israeli official’s complaint.

“Why is @khameni_ir still the fu*k on Twitter? If this isn’t incitement, idk wtf is!!!” @JeremyKossen wrote.

“Why Is Twitter Letting Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Incite Rocket Attacks on Israeli Civilians?” @RFederle asked.

Another user addressed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey directly.

“Why on Earth aren’t you banning @khamenei_ir and all his other accounts?” @eL3CT10n wrote.

The platform permanently banned Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, when he was still the commander-in-chief.

At the time, Twitter defended its suspension as “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

The company’s continued position that it will not consider allowing him back on its platform, even if he were to return to public office, has rubbed many the wrong way, including some of Trump’s political opponents.

Many of the social media users expressing disgust with Twitter linked to an editorial published Tuesday in the National Review.

Read the complete article at: NY Post

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