Interpol has cancelled India’s request of a red corner notice on Zakir Naik. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it will submit a fresh request to Interpol in this regard. He is wanted in India in connection with terror funding & in cases of money laundering.
He has also been charged for radicalizing youth. Zakir Naik has more than 16 million followers on Facebook, and thousands of followers on Twitter. He has given more than 4,000 lectures on Islam across the world.
Who is Zakir Naik? Why India wants to arrest the preacher?
Shekhar Gupta says, “Zakir Naik, a gentle, rockstar televangelist, is dangerous as young Muslims may be swayed by his fundamentalist interpretations of Islam and justify victimhood and extremism.”
Born in October 1965 in Mumbai, Naik attended the Kishinchand Chellaram College in Churchgate. Then he studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College, and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital.
Why is Zakir in the news?
In 1987, Zakir met an Islamic preacher Ahmed Deedat, Naik was inspired by the preacher and founded the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). He has aroused controversy with his puritan brand of Islam.
In 2008 India banned his channel peace TV for tele-evengelisation.
Look at his few controversial statements that made him hated by many people especially in India:
1. Zakir said Islam is only true religion & no other religion other than Islam can be allowed to be propagated in an Islamic country.
2. 9/11 attack was a job of George W Bush.
3. Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.
4. Naik pointed out that Islamic scholars approve of suicide bombing as a war-time tactic.
5. He once expressed support for a ‘deadliest terrorist’ Osama bin Laden as one who “terrorizes the biggest terrorist, which is America.”
Naik has been banned in the UK & Canada but has been given permanent residency in Malaysia.
According to sources, Naik is in Malaysia, which has given him asylum. He fled India on 1st July, 2016 after Bangladesh terror accused admitted to be influenced by his speeches. India is likely to make a request to Malaysia for Zakir’s extradition.
He recommended death penalty for homosexuals and those who abandon Islam Faith. Naik advises Muslims not to attend Ganpati pujas and eat puja’s prasad until their Hindu friends prove that Shiv and Ganesh are gods.
He gave a challenge to prove that Ganapati is God. He also advises Muslims not to wish Christians “Merry X’Mas.”
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