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Igbo Openly Applauding Israel’s ‘Genocide’ in Gaza – Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lamented that the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria are openly applauding the State of Israel for “committing genocide” against the women and children of Gaza.

He also expressed displeasure that some of them have adopted the Jewish faith in solidarity with the action going on in Gaza.

In a post on X, Fani-Kayode wondered why a people who suffered genocide during the Nigerian civil war are now backing what he described as genocide against Gazans.

He wrote, “The Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria remain one of the most civilised, charming, accommodating, hard-working and enterprising ethnic nationalities in Africa yet they have suffered so much over the years.

“For example during the course of the Nigerian civil war we bombed and starved to death 3 million of them in the space of three years including 1 million of their children.

“This was not only a war crime but was also barbaric and unacceptable and on many occasions I have called for an apology to the Igbo people by Nigeria for this heinous act of barbarity and genocide.

“It is an irony of fate that the overwhelming majority of the very same Igbo people who were slaughtered in their millions between 1967 and 1970 and who were subjected to the worst form of ethnic cleansing that Africa has ever seen are now openly applauding the State of Israel for committing genocide against the women and children of Gaza.

“As a sign and symbol of solidarity with Israel and the atrocities they are committing in Gaza some of them erroneously call themselves the Jews of Africa, some have adopted the Jewish faith whilst others call themselves Zionists.

“This is totally and completely unacceptable and it is most unfortunate.

“They are NOT Jews, they are NOT Zionists and the people of Nigeria and indeed West Africa have NO historical, racial or ethnic connection with the Jewish state.

“They fail to appreciate the fact that firstly during the Nigerian civil war Israel sold arms to Nigeria, secondly that not all Gazans are Muslims and that many of them are in fact Christians, thirdly that Israel treats Africans and black people generally, including the Ethiopian Jews, with even more disdain and contempt than they do the Palestinians and Arabs and fourthly that the Jewish state not only despises Christians and treats them like outcasts and lepers but also mocks and laughs to scorn the ministry, status and calling of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and makes a practice of spitting on Christian worshippers and Churches.

“If there were ever a case of misguided support for Israel it is coming from those Nigerians that call themselves Zionists and that believe that the Palestinian people deserve what they themselves suffered and were subjected to during our civil war.

“May God open their eyes and guide them and may they join the rest of the world in condemning the Zionists of Israel and opposing the wickedness and evil that they are subjecting the innocent women and children of Gaza to.”

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