Israel got Right to Defend Self, Killing of Children, Women is Terror, Crime against Humanity
-Nigeria’s former minister, FEMI FANI KAYODE
…’It is nothing but state-sponsored terror in its most savage and primitive form. It is ethnic cleansing. It is genocide. It is mass murder. It is wickedness. It is barbaric. It is evil. It is the most notorious and graphic example of man’s inhumanity to man’
*BY SAMSON SHOAGA/GROUP MANAGING EDITOR & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor
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FEMI FANI KAYODE, Nigeria’s former minister of aviation has opened a huge condemnation of the State-of-Israel in the on-going war in Gaza to express his displeasure at the October 7th barbaric vices of the Hamas recently. He described Israel’s strikes on Gaza in the ongoing war against Hamas as state-sponsored terror and war crime against humanity. He described it as unjustifiable. According to Fani-Kayode, no sane person enjoys or derives satisfaction from the slaughtering going on in Gaza as it is indefensible, unacceptable and wicked.
Fani-Kayode, who said this on Sunday in a long post he made on his X (formerly Twitter) handle, said that although Jews have suffered and been persecuted more than any other race in the history of the world, he cannot possibly rationalise what is going on in Gaza in the name of retaliation or the desire to destroy and wipe out Hamas.
He wrote, “How can any sane person enjoy or derive satisfaction from the slaughter that is now taking place in Gaza? It is indefensible. It is unacceptable.
“It is nothing but state-sponsored terror in its most savage and primitive form. It is ethnic cleansing. It is genocide. It is mass murder. It is wickedness. It is barbaric. It is evil. It is the most notorious and graphic example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is unconscionable and it is unjustifiable. “All my life I have loved the State of Israel and defended her right to exist.”
He noted that this is especially so given the fact that he is a Pentecostal Christian who wholeheartedly believes the biblical scripture that says: “He who blesses Israel is blessed and he who curses Israel is cursed”.
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He said, “I acknowledge the fact that the Jews have suffered and been persecuted more than any other race in the history of the world. I was one of the first in my country Nigeria to wholeheartedly condemn the frightful massacre carried out by Hamas on October 7th.
“Despite that, I cannot possibly rationalise what is going on in Gaza in the name of retaliation or the desire to destroy and wipe out Hamas.
“When you kill innocent and defenseless Palestinian women and children you are not wiping out Hamas but strengthening their cause and giving millions of people all over the world a reason to support their cause and join their ranks. “Israel is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
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He said, “There is no doubt that Israel has the right to defend herself especially from those who claim she does not have the right to exist but no sane person can applaud the butchering of women and children, the targeting and bombing of hospitals, churches, schools, mosques, universities, homes and ambulances and the wholesale slaughter of 10,000 civilians (and still counting) all in the space of 3 weeks.
“Israel is being guided and led by rage and the spirit of vengeance. She has lost all reason and those with a level head are nowhere near the levers of power. She is now like a wild, wounded lion devouring everything and everyone in its path.
“What was once a reasonable, rational, equitable, just, fair-minded, strong, confident and flourishing nation which was the shining light of the Middle East and our collective pride and joy as Christians has now become a rogue killer state which is as bloodthirsty and blood lusting as the Nazis of Hitler’s Germany, ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram, Daesh and Al Qaeda all rolled into one.
“We must have the decency and presence of mind to condemn the slaughter of ALL human beings whether they be Christians, Muslims, Jews or anything else.
“Israel has a right to defend herself but not the right to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity or to wipe out an entire race and displace and relocate an entire people.
“Any Christian that believes otherwise in the name of “blessing or loving Israel” is not a real Christian and is not a true friend of the Jewish state.
“Why? Because real friends tell one another the bitter truth and real Christians do not support injustice and the massacre of defenseless women and children.”
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