Alex Haley

Ayatollah Khamenei recommends Alex Haley's "Roots" on people of color

The book "Roots" written by Alexander Haley is a very valuable book for showing part of U.S. crimes. Despite all these crimes, the white people continue to discriminate against blacks in America.


For the arrogance front, the lives of human beings have no value and it is easy for the arrogant regimes to commit crimes. They massacred the people in Vietnam. In Iraq, their security services and their mercenary security agencies - such as Blackwater which I referred to in the year 2011- committed certain crimes. They are still committing crimes in Pakistan with their drones. In Afghanistan, they conduct a number of bombardments and they commit crimes. They are not afraid of committing crimes in each area they can get their hands on and in each area their interests dictate. These crimes include murder and torture. The Guantanamo prison - which belongs to the U.S.- still has prisoners. It is 10, 11 years now that they have been arresting a number of people from different countries and putting them in this prison on different charges. They have been keeping them in this prison without any trial and with extremely difficult conditions and they have been torturing them. In Iraq, the Abu Ghraib prison was one of the American prisons. In this prison, they used to torture and set dogs on prisoners.

Looting the vital resources of other nations is easy for them. Capturing and enslaving Africans is one of the tragic events in history which American imperialism and other such regimes do not like to be reviewed. They do not like the issue of enslaving the people of Africa to be reflected on. They used to sail ships from the Atlantic Ocean and anchor them on the coast of West African countries such as Gambia and other countries in this continent. Then, they used to go and capture hundreds of thousands of men and women and old and young people with guns and other weapons which were not available to people at that time. While these people were in difficult conditions, they were taken to America on such ships for slavery. They captivated free people who were living in their houses and in their own cities. In the present time, the black people who live in America are the descendents of those slaves. For several centuries, the Americans exerted such an eccentric pressure and there are many books in this regard such as the book "Roots" written by Alexander Haley. This book is a very valuable book for showing part of these crimes. How can today's modern man forget such events? Despite all these crimes, the white people continue to discriminate against blacks in America.



Statements made during a speech delivered on November 20, 2013 in a meeting with Basij commanders.


  • Again it is a blessing from Allah (swt)that he continues to bless us with the intelligence of Ayatollah Khamenei. Khamenei understands the the west because he continues to stay the the path of the Ahlulbayt and the path of his forefathers.I as a follower of the Ahlulbayt can see this because i stay on the straight path and if others Muslims would stay on this path they would see that Iran is not their enemy but their friend,the friend that stands up to the oppressor and fight for the oppressed.So i pray that Allah continue to bless us with many long years of Ayatollah Khamenei.Alhamdiallah