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Anas’ reaction to BBC documentary on TB Joshua [watch]

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist, has asked the public to consider the problems surrounding the late T.B. Joshua as a human rights violation rather than a theological concern.

This declaration comes in the wake of the broadcast of a BBC documentary detailing alleged atrocities inside the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which is led by the late Prophet TB Joshua.

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The video sparked great debate by exposing incidents of sexual abuse, rape claims, and miraculous manipulation inside the SCOAN.

Anas stressed in an interview with Arise News that the major focus should be on verified incidences of abuse rather than religious reasons.

He stated, “I think that the major takeaway from this documentary is the level of abuse we’ve all seen in the film. And I don’t want us to look at this with the lenses of religion; it is a pure human rights abuse story, which all of us as journalists have been covering. In situations where girls have been raped, sexually abused, and manipulations of miracles, it’s about time we say no to these things. We should stand firm and state it as it is to let people know what the real story is.”

Addressing worries about the documentary’s timeliness in the aftermath of TB Joshua’s death, Anas said that an individual’s death does not free them of culpability for any wrongdoings.

Drawing comparisons with historical dictators such as Hitler, he stated that individual acts should be remembered and debated regardless of their fate.

“I don’t think this is an attack on the church. I have emphasized that we are not here to talk about religion; we are here to talk about human rights abuses. We have covered stories on human rights abuses, and this is not any different from the stories we do. I think that if there is something wrong, we should have the courage as journalists to be able to tell it as it is. The death of a person does not mean that the issue is dead. There are equally important and many poor people who have suffered as a result of these atrocities. We talk about Hitler today; he is dead, but we still discuss the atrocities and the human rights abuses he meted out to people,” he added.

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