Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has berated Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, over comments credited to him in the past.
Naija News reports that Pantami had once revealed how joyful he used to feel with the killing of those he considered infidels.
The minister said this in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.
The minister said; “We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.”
“Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added.
Pantami in his submission while responding to audience questions about his views on the then leader of the terrorist group, Osama Bin Laden, he still consider the leader of the extremists a better Muslim faithful to himself.
But reacting in a post on his Twitter on Saturday, Fani-Kayode stated that anyone that derives joy in the killing of others is a beast.
Sharing a photo of Pantami on social media, the former minister said shedding of innocent blood cannot be justified under any circumstances.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “The shedding of innocent blood & taking of innocent life, whether that blood or those lives be Christian or Muslim or Believer or Unbeliever, is unacceptable.
“It cannot be justified under ANY circumstances. It is barbaric & reprehensible. Those that derive joy from it are beasts.”