'Another sickening attack on Queen': Fury at US professor's 'throne of blood' claim

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A US professor who said the Queen’s throne was made of “blood” and wished “agony” on the late monarch has been criticised by an ex-prime ministerial aide. Carnegie Mellon University professor Dr Uju Anya said in the wake of the Queen’s death that she hoped the former monarch’s passing was “excruciating”.

The Nigerian-American linguistics professor, 46, said the dying monarch should experience “agony” as reports broke of the Queen’s failing health at Balmoral.

She had published a tweet in which she called the late Queen the “chief monarch of a thieving, raping genocidal empire”, adding: “May her pain be excruciating.”

The original tweet has been removed by Twitter, and it sparked an angry reaction from the likes of broadcaster Piers Morgan and Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos.

Dr Anya called the tweet an “emotional reaction and an emotional outburst”, adding she had no regrets about pressing publish on her post.

She told the “This Week In White Supremacy” podcast earlier this week: “I was triggered by this news.

“It went deep into pain and trauma for me, due to my family experience with the rule of this monarch.”

She also described the Queen’s crown as “made from plunder – diamonds, blood diamonds”.

She continued: “The throne that she was sitting on is a throne of blood.

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“So you cannot say that she’s just this little old lady or this figurehead that really had nothing to do with anything and it was just the British government without relating it directly to her because she was directly benefiting, her very position as a monarch, the palace she lived in […] were all paid for by our blood.”

She added: “In other words, I said what I f****** said.”

Dr Anya then tweeted: “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”

Dr Anya said her views on the Queen were formulated by her family’s experiences of colonisation by the British empire in Nigeria, the subsequent civil war and the British government’s support for the Nigerian government of the time.

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Nile Gardiner, who served as an aide to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was one of a number of people who criticised Dr Anya’s comments.

He wrote on Thursday: “Another sickening attack on the Queen.

“The woke far Left have no shame, and no respect for a greatly loved leader.

“Their hatred for the Royal Family and Great Britain is appalling.”

The Pennsylvania university of Carnegie Mellon said it did “not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account”.

The institution added in a statement: “Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”

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