Watch: Ayatollah Khomeini’s House Goes Up in Flames as Iranians Cheer


Protesters torched the former home of the Islamic cleric who founded Iran’s Islamist dictatorship on Thursday.

Anti-regime protesters burned the building, which has served as a museum for several years.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini formerly lived in the structure in question, according to the BBC.

One video posted to Twitter showed the structure on fire while protesters walked around it.

Another video showed the site burning and described Khomeini’s former home as destroyed in the act. Protesters cheered as the building burned.
The house is located in the city of Khomein, with the Islamic Republic’s founder purportedly having grown up in the building.
Raucous protests against Iran’s Shia Islamist dictatorship have shaken the authoritarian regime’s support to its very core, with Iran’s government sentencing protesters to death as a warning to its citizens who want to dissent, according to Reuters.

The arson of the home could be called the most daring act of defiance against the Islamist regime yet.

The Iranian government considers Khomeini’s legacy inviolable.
The protests began after the September death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in the custody of Iranian authorities after she was arrested for violating the country’s draconian head covering requirements for women.

Khomeini was the first Islamic cleric to hold the title of “Supreme Leader” in Iran’s Islamic Republic.
He was vital in overthrowing Iran’s ruling Shah in the country’s 1979 revolution.

Iran’s state-run media agency, Tasnim, denied that Khomeini’s home had been damaged.
Tasnim claimed that the museum honoring him was still open as of Friday, according to the American government-affiliated Voice of America news outlet.

More than 15,000 Iranians have been arrested since the mass-scale protests against the country’s government began two months ago, according to The Washington Post.
As many as 19 protesters face the death penalty as punishment for defying the country’s sitting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Reuters reported. SOURCE


AOC Throws Pity Party for Twitter Employees, Then Musk Fires Back with Epic 2-Word Response


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman who bristles at the thought of having to pay money to Twitter for her blue checkmark, is now giving a shout-out to the tech employees who refuse to take money from Twitter, provided that money comes with hard work attached.

As CNN notes, Twitter headquarters was shuttered on Friday until Monday amid a “mass exodus” of employees who didn’t want to sign a pledge from new CEO Elon Musk to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work schedule as he tries to right the ailing, money-hemorrhaging social media giant.

“Twitter’s remaining workforce had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to be a part of the culture Musk wants to implement at the social media company, or else effectively resign, according to an email he sent to staff Wednesday,” CNN reported.

The outlet noted that “an internal Slack channel at the company was filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the 5 p.m. ET deadline, indicating they had chosen not to sign Musk’s pledge and depart the company.”

Enter AOC, a New York Democrat who has the money to lease a Tesla Model 3 but finds herself unable to come up with $8 a month for that blue checkmark.

“Shout out to all the workers at Twitter. You all built a vital place for connection and deserved so much better,” she tweeted Friday.

“Millions of people appreciate the space you built and the hard work that went into it. Thank you,” she added, along with a blue heart emoji, used as a symbol of support and solidarity.

Never mind that these were the workers who built a social media product that is reportedly bleeding $4 million a day; while still important for public discourse, technologically Twitter has fallen behind its competitors and, thanks to tighter moderation policies, it’s mostly become an echo-chamber for po-faced, self-important journos.

Much of the left’s anger has centered around the fact that Musk has promised dramatic cutbacks at the company. One outrage was that he ended the company’s free lunch program at its San Francisco headquarters; it cost the company $13 million a year and was little-used thanks to low office attendance.

Anyhow, Musk had a brutal two-word comeback for her: