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Zakir Naik, Indian Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain

Posted by jagoindia on June 2, 2010

From The Sunday Times
May 30, 2010

Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain

Zakir Naik says the 9/11 attacks were an ‘inside job’ by the US

David Leppard

THE home secretary, Theresa May, is facing a stiff test of the Conservative party’s claims to oppose radical Islam after her officials chose to allow a misogynist Muslim preacher into Britain.

Zakir Naik, an Indian televangelist described as a “hate-monger” by moderate Muslims and one Tory MP, says western women make themselves “more susceptible to rape” by wearing revealing clothing.

Naik, who proselytises on Peace TV, a satellite television channel, is reported to have called for the execution of Muslims who change their faith, described Americans as “pigs” and said that “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.

In a recent lecture, he said he was “with” Osama Bin Laden over the attacks on “terrorist America”, adding that the 9/11 hijackings were an inside job by President George W Bush.
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In opposition, David Cameron and other senior Tories led criticism of the Labour government for allowing radical preachers into Britain to stir up hatred on lecture tours. While in opposition, Cameron also campaigned to get Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian radical, banned from Britain.

Cameron and May now face a political test over Naik, whose inflammatory comments have led some moderate Muslims to call him a “truth-twister”.

One well-placed insider said: “Zakir Naik is a nasty man who makes al-Qaradawi look like a participant at a teddy bears’ picnic. He shouldn’t be allowed into the country to stir up hatred.”

The Home Office indicated that it was not planning to ban Naik, however.

Although Naik makes it clear he does not support specific acts of terrorism, his inflammatory speeches have included one, currently on YouTube, in which he states: “Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them … we don’t know.

“But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.

“I don’t know what he’s doing. I’m not in touch with him. I don’t know him personally. If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist … I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”

According to reports in the Indian media, his organisation, the Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai, was where Rahil Abdul Rehman Sheikh, suspected of being commander of a series of train bombings in Mumbai, and other alleged terrorists spent much of their time before the attacks.

The American terror suspect Najibullah Zazi, arrested last year for planning suicide attacks on the New York subway, is said to have been inspired by Naik’s YouTube videos. There is no suggestion Naik had any knowledge of terrorist plotting.

The UK Border Agency said: “Each case is considered on its own merits. When assessing a visa application, we will consider the previous conduct of the individual and we will ensure the UK does not provide a platform for the promotion of violent extremism.

“We reserve the right to revoke someone’s visa if they are found to be promoting extreme views which are contrary to UK values.”

Naik will be appearing at Wembley Arena in London and in Sheffield on his British tour. When he last came to Britain in 2006, his visit was condemned by David Davies, the Tory MP for Monmouth, who described him as a “hate-monger”.

A doctor by profession, Naik has distinguished himself from dozens of other “mad mullahs” through his intellect and his ability to recite verbatim extended sections of the Koran.

Peace TV has a huge following in the Muslim neighbourhoods of Mumbai, Naik’s native city. He has been named as the third most popular spiritual guru in India.

Last year he was ranked 82nd in a list of India’s most powerful people.

Since the 9/11 attacks, he appears to have developed a particular hatred of America. He is reported to have said: “The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the Earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate.

“In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives. Many say, ‘You sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife’. If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs.”

Sermons of malice

“Western society has actually degraded [women] to the status of concubines, mistresses and social butterflies, who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers”

“People who change their religion should face the death penalty”

“It is a blatant secret that this attack on the twin towers was done by George Bush himself”

“If he [Osama Bin Laden] is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist … I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist”

7 Responses to “Zakir Naik, Indian Muslim preacher of hate is let into Britain”

  1. fukmuhammad said

    People like Zakir Naik are vitiating the atmosphere in India by widening the schism between Hindus and Muslims. He should be put in jail for inciting hatred between communities. He should be banned from speaking in public. How dare he say that the paedophile Muhammad has been named in our Vedas?
    I have heard his sermons about the Quran being scientific and all. Let me tell all readers that the very first verse of the Quran is bull…. and unscientific. It says man has been created from a clot of blood, and an embryo is like a leech. A clot is dead coagulated blood. We are not born out of dead blood, but live tissue that is formed by multiplication of one/ two cells in the womb. An embryo is not like a leech which sucks blood from its host. The blood of the mother and the embryo, on the other hand, don’t mix at all. That’s why a mother could have Aids but the child may not acquire it.
    As for Islam and the Quran, they should be banned in all Non-Muslim countries like India, UK, USA, Europe etc till the Muslims mend their ways and revise their radical books and religion. How dare countries like Saudi Arabia ban non-Muslims from practicing their religion on their desert land? Bibles, Gitas etc are chucked on the floor and kicked about at the customs counter in Saudi airports. As long as the muslims behave like that Islam, mosques etc should not be allowed on our lands as well. Our 10,000 years old Indian religion (Hinduism) is far superior philosophically and not violent towards non-believers than unlike barbarian Islam. We must unite to act to teach them a lesson of their Islamic life-time. BAN ZAKIR NAIK! BAN ISLAM!

  2. arish said

    After reading this article, I have received one more example of the double standards of these so called supporters of Freedom of Speech. Every tiny miny issue of Islam suddenly feel extremely offensive when knowledgeable Muslim scholars expose the western mentality and their glamorous but dark stained lifestyles.
    It is strange to see that the writer of this article hardly quoted any complete sentence of Dr. Naik saying what article claims he said. Picking Words, phrases and half sentences from here and there, mixing them together and quoting without any context have been the oldest and dirtiest strategies of article writers who have been well programmed by their western godfathers. The same strategy has been successfully played in this article as well. However its an open challenge to the entire media world to present the original video of Dr. Naik saying the same.
    With regards to allegation that Dr. Naik said American women are easy targets of Rape, again it is not his own discovery. As per US Department of justice every 32 seconds a woman is being raped in America. The worst crimes against women like rape, murder, molestation, incest, pedophilia to name but a few are at the highest level in America. Take a glimpse of status of women in America.
    Fact #1: 17.6 % of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape. Of these, 21.6% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 32.4% were between the ages of 12 and 17. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
    Fact #2: 64% of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked since age 18 were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)
    Fact #3: The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police. U.S. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials.
    Fact #4: The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (Fisher 2000).
    Even now If you are not convinced with what Dr. Naik says about the lives of poor american woman please visit
    For the fact of pig eating habits of America, please read following article to keep the facts straight. It will enlighten you about 3 million swingers in America who are proudly engaged in swapping their spouses as part of their normal lifestyle.
    Sounds nasty? Yes It is. Not Naik but America is a nasty nation. The nation who first dropped a nuclear bomb on any country is America. The nation which tried to colonise entire world was Britain. The first illegal state created by force is Israel. Now you can decide who is terrorist and who is not. For such people only Bible says: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged(Matthew 7:1).
    The writer of this article must have also written something on the sickness of double standards played by these western friends of ours who instead of countering Dr. Zakir’s remarks in open debate are crying like a bashful woman to ban him from the country. Common people are smart enough to understand the fact that be it any country, when it can defend Salman Rushdie, protect him on national level and criticise Muslims condemning his statements about Islam, in the name of Freedom of Speech and then talks about banning Dr. Naik to stop spreading hatred, what a dirty and biased mindset they have. Once they have done it(defending satanic Salman) they have lost all the rights to condemn anyone saying anything in the name of respecting people’s emotions.
    Had they been sincere enough in respecting people’s emotions, they would have not defended and nourished the Satanic Salman.
    As Quran states: “When Truth is hurled against falsehood, falsehood perishes. For falsehood by its nature bound to perish”(Surah Isra Chapter 17 verse 81). These callers of ban have no answers to the remarks of Dr. Naik whether it is pig eating habit and later behaving in same manner of what they eat or why should he call someone terrorist when Americans themselves do not believe it. They call Dr. Naik “Nasty” when he is just informing people about nasty things these westerners are doing all around.
    I recollect a quote from Holy Bible on this particular situation of these callers of ban on Dr. Naik in United Kingdom “You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye”(Matthew 7:5).

  3. The Almighty God said

    Hey Arish,

    Maybe u r right in saying that Americans or westerners for that sake follow double standards. Maybe the author of this article is quoting out of contest or something as u have alleged. But it doesn’t make Zakir Naik right. He is still the same i.e the person with a twisted persona… He is extremely good at remembering all the rules and all the lines of all the great books. But he is not good at interpretation of the rules. He only tries to understand other scriptures through the lens of quranic teachings. In one sentence he follows the following statement religiously ” Follow the rules and forget the purpose for which the rules were made” He will never fully understand that. Because of that he ends up screwing the people around with his half baked understanding of the scriptures.

    It’s a stupid argument that that because one eats pigs, they behave like one. American culture degraded to it’s lows only after the pop culture came in around 50 years back. Zakir Naik don’t have the right to talk abt the freedom of women. If u want to know, see(no need for me to quote) some of his opinions towards women on youtube or some other site. He sees women as inferiors. Don’t tell me now that he is protecting women unlike Americans by keeping them all covered up :) And he is not a great interpretor. Just because he recites the references without trouble, doesn’t mean whatever he craps out is true to it’s meaning. His interpretations are most of the time like interpreting quantum physics by classical physics principles..

  4. Jim said

    My concerns re. Naik’s visit to the UK

  5. islam4eva said

    it seems as though islam and dr zakir naik touch a nerve.. well they do say the truth hurts. I guess some people can not stand the truth even though not only is it staring them in the face but has also been proved by the great dr naik!!

    is it so hard to face the fact that islam is the fastest growing religion and many people are learning and practicing upon it. Allah has revealed all in the quran.. many miracles that have only just come to light.. allah clearly states there is 1 god whose name is Allah and the final messenger was Muhammad may peace & blessings be upon him.

    Allah also states that they were warned but they were ignorant and disbelieved and then came upon them a severe punishment which shall also come upon you if you choose to be ignorant and disbelieve.
    I therefore recommend you read and learn before you open your mouth. Try understand what you are talking about and a little word of advice.. gain some knowledge before its too late.

    To Allah we belong to Allah we shall return!!

  6. tim chambers said

    It is simple not true that Zakir supports or promotes hate. He is quite the opposite. I would say he is misunderstood. I interview the man for two months, he is a moderate.

  7. Syed Silas Spear said

    Dr Naik should not forget that in man’s quest for truth argumnets alone do not count. What may seem to be conclusive to him may not seem decisive to other. No, there is the danger that arguments which one has advanced with great care(in Zakir’s case with cunningness) may be counter productive and they may tempt others to indulge in polemics and lead them to seek criticism or counter arguments. The inconsistencies, contaradictions, anarchronism, unwanted claims of the Quran and Islam can be pointed out by non Muslims but that will lead Muslims all over the world to react violently and commit arson and murder. Dr Naik can say whatever he wants to bark about other religions and their Holy Scriptures in non Muslim countries and culture but no non Muslim can question Mohammed, Quran and Hadith in a Muslim country, he will be killed. For Dr naik and Muslims, to be a Muslim seems to entail the judgement that being a Muslim is superior to being anything else. The “TRUTH” is known only to Muslims and is found no where else. But if Dr naik and his likes will look around they will find many impressive ways in which human beings have organised their lives and sought and found Truth, Wholeness or Salvation.It is presumptous to approach others people with assumption of superiority of one’s own religion. Is it not better to listen appreciably to what others have learned and experienced than to assume that we already know better. If the Vedas,Gita, Bible or the Quran are the perfect and all truth compassing books individually, what about those people who lived before these books were written.What about those people who have not heard about them? What about the masses of people who could not and cannot read. Is God,or Brahma,or Allah partial to those who are literate? Why did not these deities send a Krishna,or a Moses,or a Jesus,and or a Mohammed and one copy each of their books to each nation and tribe in their own languages so that each group of people will understand the alleged exclusive “truth”. Why Muslims whose language is not Arabic have to pray in Arabic only? Does not Allah understand other languages? Even asking such simple questions can bring ire of Muslims. Before denigrading and insulting non Muslims, Dr Naik and his teacher Ahmed Deedat should think if the non Muslims used same methods and language about Muslims, what will be the reaction of Muslim Ummah. Mahavir Bhagawan’s axiom still shines for all of us, “LIVE AND LET LIVE.”

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