Hate Speech to be Treated as Act of Terrorism – Osinbajo

By Ikenga Chronicles August 18, 2017

Hate Speech to be Treated as Act of Terrorism – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has on Wednesday declared hate speech as a species of terrorism.

Osinbajo made this known while speaking at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at an ongoing security summit organised by the National Economic Council.

Osinbajo noted that 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.”

“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,” the acting President stated.

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