Uju Anya Reveals Why She Lashed Out at British Monarch During Queen Elizabeth's Last Hours
- Professor Uju Anya has justified her comments on Queen Elizabeth during the last hours of the British monarch
- Anya said the Biafran war was directly supported and facilitated by the British government headed by Queen Elizabeth II
- The researcher whose family members were killed in the war, said the British government sacrificed lives because of its interests
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Twitter - Professor Uju Anya has revealed why she lashed out at the British monarchy during the last hours of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Nigerian-born researcher in applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies had sparked outrage on Twitter by mocking the British monarch.
Anya wrote on her Twitter page after news filtered in on the Queen's last moments:
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving ra*ping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
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The tweet has since been deleted for violating “Twitter rules.”
Marcie Cipriani, a US TV news reporter, reached out to Professor Anya to find out why she made such comments.
Responding, Professor Anya wrote:
“I am the child and sibling of survivors of genocide. From 1967-1970, more than 3 million civilians were massacred when the Igbo people of Nigeria tried to form the independent nation of Biafra.
“Those slaughtered included members of my family. I was born in the immediate aftermath of this genocide, which was directly supported and facilitated by the British government then headed by the monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
“This support came through political cover, weapons, bombs, planes, military vehicles, and supplies the British government sent to kill us and protect their interests in the oil reserves on our land.
“My people endured a holocaust, which has shadowed our entire lives and continues to affect it, because we're still mourning incalculable losses and still rebuilding everything that was destroyed.
“Conversations among us today still include who was lost, who was displaced, where people ran, where bodies are buried. They do not include kind, respectful, or temperate sentiments about the people who murdered our relatives and destroyed our lives.”
Ex-footballer Trevor Sinclair sparks outrage over comments after Queen's death
Legit.ng had earlier reported that former England footballer Trevor Sinclair received huge backlash on social media after claiming that 'black and brown' people should not mourn Queen Elizabeth's passing as she allowed racism to 'thrive' during her reign.
Sporting stars from across the globe paid tribute to the Queen after her death was announced.
Sinclair, however, took a different stance and hit out at the British monarchy on Twitter.
Julius Malema chides South Africans mourning Queen Elizabeth II
On his part, economic Freedom Fighters leader and opposition figure in South Africa, Julius Malema has likened expressing sympathy for the British royal family over the death of Queen Elizabeth II to celebrating colonialism.
Malema made the comment while addressing a rally outside the Office of the Public Protector on Friday, September 9.
Malema said the British royal family was good for nothing while urging the United Kingdom to prioritise reparations to its former colonies.