In an off-the-rails rant basically calling for ethnic cleansing, a TV host in Ukraine called for the massacre of Russian children and the elimination of Russia from the face of the Earth, all while quoting a Nazi war criminal.
On March 24, Channel 24 anchor Fahruddin Sharafmal went on a rant after reporting on the death of his friend, a Ukrainian Armed Forces member who was killed fighting Russian forces last weekend. During his rant, a photo of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann appeared over his shoulder.
Sharafmal said, “I know that as a journalist, I have to be objective. I have to be balanced, in order to report information with a cold heart. But to tell you the truth, it’s very hard to keep going,” WSWS reported.
With a start like that, you knew this one wasn’t going to continue on a good path, right? He continued, “Especially at a time like this, since in Russia they call us Nazis, fascists and so on. I’ll allow myself to quote Adolf Eichmann, who said that in order to destroy a nation you must first of all destroy its children. Because by killing their parents, the children will grow up and take revenge. By killing children, they will never grow up and the nation will disappear. The Ukrainian Armed Forces cannot destroy Russian children because it is forbidden by the rules of war and it is also forbidden by various conventions including the Geneva Conventions.”
Sharafmal went on to say he was not a part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and when he gets the chance to settle things with the Russians he “will be obliged to do it. Since you call me a Nazi, I’ll adhere to the doctrine of Adolf Eichmann and will do everything in my power to ensure that your children never live on this Earth. So that you can feel what it’s like when innocent civilians die. So that you can feel all the pain and suffering when you say, ‘We didn’t start the war. It was all Putin. We didn’t want this war.’ We didn’t want it either.”
He went on to say that they needed victory and “if we have to slaughter all your families to do it, I’ll be the first to do it.” He added that “Russians are just scum that pollute this land” and everyone should “do their part and whack at least one Muscovite,” WSWS reported.
Channel 24 did post Sharafmal’s rant on the station’s YouTube channel, but only the first half of it, as they cut it off before he mentions Eichmann. However, the Russian state news service Sputnik reported on it and it was picked up on Twitter.
The day after his rant, Sharafmal issued an apology, but it may be a little too late for that, right? You can’t come back from calling for the genocide of children!