"Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini's genocidal threats against Israel, United States and Argentine Jews, 'Do Not Violate Twitter's rules against hate speech'"
Paris and Buenos Aires – Minutes before the 26th anniversary official commemoration of the attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Centre, where 85 victims died and more than 300 were wounded, a provocative video was published on Twitter accusing Israel, the United States and the Argentine Jewish Community for inciting 'Iranophobia'. Khameini claimed that Teheran had nothing to do with the attack and that the accusations against those Iranian officials charged with INTERPOL 'red notices' are unfounded.
Most outrageously, he belittles the findings of the murdered Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, 'AS HE WAS A JEW', This was reinforced by the Menorah lamp displayed behind his effigy..
"Twitter seems to have accepted the abuse of its network as a platform for Iranian threats and denying INTERPOL charges for the greatest terrorist attack in Latin America...The debasing of the assassinated Prosecutor, because he was a Jew, renders Twitter a platform for antisemitism and hate," said Dr. Ariel Gelblung, Wiesenthal Center’s Latin American Director.
Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations, concluded: “Twitter's behaviour can be a contributory factor for violence against Jews in Europe and Latin America.. We urge you to announce your adoption of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) Definition of Antisemitism as an index to determine when an account is abused for hate...The Ayatollah's account must be closed forthwith for its genocidal threats against Israel and Jews worlwide...Otherwise Twitter could be construed as endorsing terrorism and murder by default."
For further information, please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at +336 09770158 or Dr. Ariel Gelblung at +54 9 11 49695365.
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