Who is zakir naik_ were the dhaka attack terrorists ‘inspired by him’_ _ fyi, news – india today

Dr Zakir Naik found himself in the eye of the storm after reports surfaced that at least two of the Dhaka attackers were “inspired by his preaching about Islam.”

Rohan Imtiaz, one of the suspected attackers of the terror attack carried out in Holey Artisan Bakery cafe, is said to have posted a message on Facebook quoting Naik prior to the attack.

In this light, Minister of State Kiren Rijiju said, “We have to have evidence to produce before court for arresting him.” NIA added, “There may be many who follow such a preacher, but that cannot make a case against such a person.”

Dr Zakir Naik is a Mumbai-based Islamic preacher and televangelist, and the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation. Home currency definition He also heads a “comparative religion” channel called Peace TV.

A trained medical doctor, the 50-year-old Islamic cleric has made it to the headlines plenty of times earlier with several controversies regarding his teachings.

With his speeches and teachings, Naik has garnered over 14 million followers on Facebook and around 200 million viewers of Peace TV, which runs in Urdu, Bengali, Chinese and other languages.


Naik is a self-proclaimed follower of the late South African preacher Ahmed Deedat. Foreign currency exchange definition Walking in Deedat’s footsteps, Naik gave his speeches in English and used technology to reach out to his followers.

During a meet at the University of Melbourne in 2004, while arguing that Islam is the only religion that offered women true equality, Naik had said the more “revealing Western dress” women wear, the more susceptible they become is to rape.

In 2010, UK Home Secretary Theresa revoked his visa and banned Naik from entry the United Kingdom and Canada, after he was scheduled to speak in London and Sheffield.

Speaking on apostasy, Naik’s had said “there is no death penalty for apostates in Islam, until the apostate starts to preach against Islamic teachings; then he can be put to death.”

Regarding other religions, Naik argued: “how can we allow this (building of churches or temples in an Islamic state) when their religion is wrong and when their worshiping is wrong?”

In 2012, the Indian government banned the Peace TV channel from airing in the country. Transaction currency definition The New York Times also reported that the Mumbai police had barred Naik from holding conferences on the grounds that “he stirred controversy.”

One of Naik’s most controversial remarks was when he said he “would not criticise Osama bin Laden.” He said, “If bin Laden is fighting enemies of Islam, I am for him…if he is terrorizing America – the terrorist, biggest terrorist – I am with him.”

Then, he went on to say: “Every Muslim should be a terrorist. Exchange rate volatility definition The thing is that if he is terrorizing the terrorist, he is following Islam. Currency conversion definition Whether he is or not, I don’t know, but you as Muslims know that, without checking up, laying allegations is also wrong.”

In his defence, Naik later said, “I tell the Muslims that every Muslim should be a terrorist…. Meaning of devaluation of currency What is the meaning of the word terrorist? Terrorist by definition means a person who terrorises. Meaning of currency devaluation So in this context every Muslim should be a terrorist to each and every anti-social element.”

Speaking on 9/11, Naik said on Peace TV in July 2008: “it is a blatant, open secret that this attack on the Twin Towers was done by George Bush himself.” He confidently stated that “even a fool will know” that the 9/11 attacks were “an inside job.”

In his interview to The Indian Express, Naik condemned the ISIS. Exposure to currency risk definition and measurement “By using the name Islamic State, we are condemning Islam…They are the anti-Islamic state of Iraq and Syria that has killed innocent foreigners. Foreign exchange account definition The name is given by enemies of Islam.”

“The largest percentage of my Facebook followers are from Bangladesh. Currency account definition 90 per cent of Bangladeshis would know me, including senior politicians, philanthropists, common men, students and more. Currency rate definition 50 per cent would be my fans. Currency depreciation definition Am I shocked that the attackers knew me? No.”

“Such a person would be a hardcore fan of Prophet Muhammad. Presentation currency definition Does that mean Prophet Muhammad told him to kill people?” Naik asked, adding that the Quran explicitly states that when a person kills another, of any religion, “it is as though he has killed the whole of humanity”.

However, he clarified he does not “endorse their methods,” adding that, “Such a person would be a hardcore fan of Prophet Muhammad. Fx risk definition Does that mean Prophet Muhammad told him to kill people?”

Sources say the chief of Hyderabad module of ISIS, Ibrahim Yazdhani, was deeply influenced by Naik, having watched his speeches on a local television channel.

Afghan-American Najibulla Zazi, the terror suspect accused of conspiring to bomb the New York subway in 2009, was also said to be a fan of Naik’s teachings.

Another of his followers were Dr Kafeel Ahmed, who attacked the Glasgow airport in 2007, and the 7/11 serial train blasts accused Rahil Sheikh.

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