“Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism” – Osinbajo Declares

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had declared that the Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it be rejected, but it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism.

The acting president made this known on Thursday while speaking at an ongoing security summit organised by the National Economic Council (NEC) holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended defines terrorism as an act deliberately done with malice which may seriously harm a country or is intended or can be reasonably regarded as having been done to seriously intimidate a population.

He further added that “silence in such situations can only be seen as an endorsement.

His words: “The federal government has today drawn the line on hate speech. Hate speech is a specie of terrorism.”

“The Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended defines terrorism as an act which deliberately done with malice which may seriously harm a country or is intended or can be reasonably be regarded as having been done to seriously intimidate a population.

“Silence in such situations can only be seen as an endorsement. Hate speech and the promotion of the same through history from Nazi. Germany and the extermination of Jews to the Rwandan genocide succeeded in achieving their barbarous ends by the silence of influential voices.

“The silence of leaders at this time in our country will be a grave disservice to our country, its peace and its future.”

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