“Shut them up” Kofi Annan


“You can’t shut them up … but they should be ostracised”
– Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General

Full quote:

“There are some religious leaders who are not that constructive, they should also be identified… and eh… I was going to… You can’t shut them up … but they should be ostracised and their influence contained.”

The comment was made during a panel discussion yesterday in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford which included The Elders. See 55:05 in the full video at TheElders.org

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