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Khamenei's fans take to Instagram

Supporters of Iran's supreme leader have taken to Instagram to share his message urging the youth of the West to study Islam.

A social media presence is an important aspect of any political campaign in the United States. So when Florida’s Gov. Jeb Bush joined Instagram (@jebbush) at the beginning of this year, it didn’t exactly come as a surprise. However, little did the rumored 2016 GOP presidential candidate know that comments from his over 5,800 Instagram followers would mostly come from minions of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

During the past several weeks, Ayatollah Khamenei’s followers in the virtual and literal sense — through #Letter4u — actively spammed Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and even Tumblr with links and short messages that pose questions such as: “Searching for the truth? Then #Letter4u is what you might want to read first,” or “Do you know the leader of iran have written a letter for you??” — all with the aim to garner the attention of people in the West.

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