Queen’s death: Professor Ojo Anya, who insulted the Queen, the monarchy of the ‘Blood Throne’ Sayas

An American university professor who sparked a firestorm when she wished Queen Elizabeth II a “painful” death doubled down on her comments, saying she was trying to teach America the monarchy’s role in African genocide.

And in new comments directed at the late King Ojo Anya, an American-Nigerian assistant professor of second language acquisition at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, he said the Queen sat on a “throne of blood”.

Talk to podcast hosts This week in white supremacy On Wednesday, Professor Anya was defying the anger that has propelled her onto the world stage, saying, “I said what I said.”

Pru Anya became world-famous when responding to the news that the doctors were “concerned” about the Queen’s health, she tweeted, “I’ve heard that the main king of a genocidal empire of rapist thieves is finally dying. I hope her pain is excruciating?”

Hours later, Queen Elizabeth II was announced dead at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Professor Anya’s tweet was later removed for violating Twitter rules. But she continued with another twin, writing: “If anyone expects me to express anything but contempt for a king who oversaw a government that sponsored a genocide that killed and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to beat, you can continue.” In wishing upon a star.”

During her audio interview on Wednesday, Professor Anya said she did not regret her tweet, saying that she was born out of her family’s difficult experience in Nigeria during the country’s civil war. New York Post.

In 1967 – seven years after Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom – and 15 years under Queen Elizabeth, conflict erupted between the Nigerian government and Biafra separatists who fought for the autonomy of the Igbo people, an ethnic minority facing persecution in parts of the country. Country.

Britain, which has oil interests in the country, sided with the Nigerian government and sent massive amounts of weapons to be used against the rebels.

After two years of struggle, nearly two million Nigerians have died, many of them from starvation, including children.

Professor Anya’s mother, who at the time had two children and was pregnant with a third, fled the war zone with her in-laws while Nigerian soldiers were destroying villages.

Born six years after the war, she blamed the Queen for the slaughter of her own people.

“People were expecting me to be cool…When the guy who literally paid for bombs, guns, and military supplies comes along and slaughters your people, there’s no need to dance.

“I had an emotional reaction and an emotional explosion,” she told the podcast hosts.

“This has triggered the news. It has deepened the pain and shock for me due to my family’s experience with this king’s rule.”

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Professor Anya claimed her tweet was unplanned. She was very spontaneous,” and her ultimate goal was to educate her followers.

She added that the queen’s crown, studded with jewels, is indicative of blood diamonds taken from Africa.

“The throne on which she was sitting is the throne of blood.

“So you cannot say it was just this little old lady or this character who had nothing to do with anything and was only the British government without being directly linked to her because she was directly benefiting from her position as king,” said Professor Anya: “The palace in which she lived was… We paid all our wages with our blood.”

Before the professor’s message was deleted from Twitter, it infuriated many users, including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who wrote: “This guy is supposed to be making the world better? I don’t think so. Awesome.”

Professor Anya responded to the billionaire, writing: “I hope that all of you and your ruthless greed in this world will remember you as fondly as I remember my colonists.”

Professor Anya’s employer, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has distanced herself from her comments about the Queen but has not said if she would be disciplined.

“We do not condone the offensive and disapproving messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” CMU said in a statement.

The statement added, “Freedom of expression is at the core of the mission of higher education, however, the views you share are in no way representative of the institution’s values, nor the standards of discourse we seek to promote.”

Thousands of students and academics expressed their support for the teacher in a petition that circulated this week, and Professor Anya wrote in a tweet Monday that her job at Carnegie Mellon University was not in danger.

Portions of this story appeared in the New York Post and are reproduced with permission.

This article was originally published as a professor wished for the Queen’s ‘painful’ death explaining a defiant stance on the podcast

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