Zakir Naik extolling Osama’s views, proclaiming every Muslim should be a terrorist: MHA

The Home Ministry said through speeches and statements, Naik has been promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups and inspiring Muslim youths and terrorists in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 17, 2016 8:57 pm
Zakir Naik, ISlam preacher Zakir Naik, ISlam, Osama Bin Laden, Zakir Naik, MHA, Zakir Naik MHA, india news, indian express news The Home Ministry said such divisive ideology is against India’s pluralistic and secular social fabric and it may be viewed as causing disaffection against India and thereby making it an unlawful activity. (File Photo)

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been extolling Osama Bin Laden, proclaiming that every Muslim should be a terrorist and claiming that if Islam had indeed wanted 80 per cent of Indians would not have remained Hindus, government said justifying the ban imposed on his NGO IRF. In a gazette notification, issued two days after the Union Cabinet decided to ban Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the Home Ministry said the IRF and its members, particularly, the founder and its President Zakir Naik, has been encouraging and aiding its followers to promote or attempt to promote, on grounds of religion, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious communities.

“The central government has received information that the statements and speeches made by Zakir Naik, the President of IRF are objectionable and subversive in nature as he has been extolling the known terrorists like Osama Bin Laden, proclaiming that every Muslim should be a terrorist and claiming that if Islam had indeed wanted, 80 per cent of Indian population would not have remained Hindus as they could have been converted “if we wanted” by sword, justifying the suicide bombings, posting objectionable comments against Hindu Gods, claiming that Golden Temple may not be as sacred as Mecca and Medina and making other statements which are derogatory to other religions,” the notification said.

The Home Ministry said through speeches and statements, Naik has been promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups and inspiring Muslim youths and terrorists in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.

It said such divisive ideology is against India’s pluralistic and secular social fabric and it may be viewed as causing disaffection against India and thereby making it an unlawful activity.

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“Statements of some terrorists arrested in the terrorist attack incidents or arrested ISIS sympathisers revealed that they were inspired by the fundamentalist statements of Naik, clearly indicating the subversive nature of his preachings and speeches,” the notification issued by Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Sudhir Kumar Saxena said.

The Central government is of the opinion that the aforesaid activities of the IRF and its President Zakir Naik are highly inflammatory in nature and prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between various religious groups and communities, the Home Ministry notification said.

“…if urgent steps are not taken there is every possibility of many youth being motivated and radicalised to commit terrorist acts leading to promoting enmity between different religious groups.

“The Central government, having regard to the above circumstances, is of the firm opinion that it is necessary to declare the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an unlawful association with immediate effect,” it said.

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    Laxminarayanan
    Nov 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm
    And MHA is extolling the teachings of SCOUNDREL CHANAKYA
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      Ajitdada
      Nov 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm
      ZakiDarshan, They do not go to worldwide and preach the hate. your DungNayik is geting funds from unknown sources from outside India. So please keep your dung inside your mouth.
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        MyTake
        Nov 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm
        This guy apparently knows everything under the sun except what Osama and who Osama is! Very convenient Al Taqiya approach of a modern day political party which goes by the name of religion called Islam!
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          avi
          Nov 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm
          He has shown his colours send him to the lock up !
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            Arun
            Nov 17, 2016 at 10:21 pm
            Let us not generalize issue.To be honest Indian Muslims are as tolerant as Hindus.Actually they have been misguided and used as votes Bank Politics by all politician parties either to remain in power or come to power.It is duty of all of us to see our muslim brothers get better education,employment and also bring them in the main stream of nation.
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              RAMJANE
              Nov 17, 2016 at 7:51 pm
              He was on the target of RSS for the last 5-6 years and they were spreading venom through their Sudarshan Channel. So once chaddi govt came in power they trapped him given an excuse of Bangla. He is a scholar of comparative relgion and even sri sri Ravi Shankar shared dias with him in the past. All these statements about terrorism taken out of context and phrase him. If you watch the full video one will understand he is not talking anything in favor of terrorism. This country is under the lobby of RSS and under sort of miltary room. The w country is in emergency now.
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                Damodar
                Nov 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm
                I would have expected the Indian Express journalist interviewing Mr. Naik and asking him for an explanation. Or, at the very least, it should have verified his comments from an archive. It is too sad when a reputed newspaper only publishes one-sided view of the story (the Government version). Whatever happened to the commitment to provide a balanced story to the public?
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                  Nov 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm
                  Its time to put the Jihadi dogs to rest for good...lol =)
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                    i
                    Nov 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm
                    Jihadi pig trying to reach camel's behind spotted
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                      i
                      Nov 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm
                      Jihadi suvvar spotted
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                        PUSPARAJ SAHOO
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm
                        This is good long due to ban this preacher. Late but at least it came with conviction from Central Govt. Now definitely some pseudo- secularists may cry????Jai Hind!
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                          An Indian
                          Nov 18, 2016 at 1:01 am
                          I think govt has acted silly by taking segment of his statements out of context. His method is debate and he openly welcomes people to debate with him. If you have issues with his views, share a stage and debate with him.
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                            Baba
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 9:22 pm
                            Now time for our seculars to cry...
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                              Manju
                              Nov 18, 2016 at 2:30 am
                              You arr not Indian... a stani in India. What right a Muslim has to denigrate other religions while you can't even draw a cartoon. What right your Quran ha to call non muslim a Kafir. According to Wikipedia, there are over 100 derogatory references to Kafir. You don't like India or Hindus.. move to stan..that is the country your senior parents created for you.
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                                Manju
                                Nov 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm
                                Show me one secular law which these Muslims follow in india. It seems that consutional secularism is for Hindus only and Muslims are Muslims and can propagate any islamic nonsense from qoran. Muslim want 4 wives and instant authority to a male to replace anyone in less than a second but no flogging or limb chopping as they are india. If a muslim indulge in terrorism.. then no it is a jihad and has qoranic approval but if a kafir retaliate then violation of human rights, excessive inhuman force. A mosque is a place of worship or peace.. but for muslims to is a place to gather stones and throw at security forces. Try building a mosque in any neighborhood in a western country.. people know how it will be used and they oppose in thousands.
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                                  Manju
                                  Nov 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm
                                  I don't know how to start replying. 4 wives, instant divorce any one is still law of land. How much muslim follow this is not issue. Anology: Every Indian can get an Indian Pport.. but how many avail is not an issue. If Quran allows 4 wives then wh muslim do not agree to flogging or limb chopping as in Saudi Arabia. Kashmir: Kashmir problem is in 4 districts where Muslims are close to 100% after ethnic cleansing and not in W JandK. Even where Muslims are 60% no problem. If today Army is given orders to round up muslim in 4 districts and march them to stan with tanks behind them under full glare of Cameras, army can do it in 24 hours. This happened in 1947. These Muslims claim they are not indian then why are they in india. India does not see Kashmir a so called humans rights problem but a muslim problem and so does world of today. Muslims have proven to be unfit to live in any non muslim secular democratic countries in anywhere in world. Enough is enough. WHAT DO YOU THINK, MUSLIMS IN INDIA WILL DISTRIBUTE SWEETS LIGHTEN MASJIDS IF KASHMIR BECOMES STAN OR INDEPENDENT LANDLOCKED AFGHANISTAN LIKE COUNTRY SANDWICHED BETWEEN STAN AND CHINA. Babri Masjid: hundreds of temples were attacked last week in Bengaladesh. Today, you go on TV, you see nothing but Muslims being discussed. People like me who have been tought that muslim created stan for muslim and India fo hindus. Today we question presence of muslim in india. If 200 million muslim who are agitating for 4 wives in UCC after friday nawaj and tell Kashmir muslim that Kashmir is india.. stan and Kashmir muslim will stop. I think India will erupt like 2002 or 1984 and thid time muslim refugee camps will be in stan So decide if you are Indian or stani in India. Else Kashmir will get azadi as Burma gave to its muslim, Putin did, Solvania did, stan gave to Bulochis or Turkey gave to Kurdz or Isreal gave to Palestinians, Thailand and Phillipine is giving to its muslim. It is not narrow mindedness but reality.
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                                    Anil G
                                    Nov 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm
                                    Mr.N need not to give any explanation.He already did it in his Videos.Every1 who can hear n got atleast 1 braincell left can easily find out his goal n motive.
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                                      Anil G
                                      Nov 17, 2016 at 9:03 pm
                                      To all the gan** people comparing RSS with this absolutely idi** called Mr.Naik.Even if RSS spreads so called intolerance(iam against any kinda radicalisim) theres no comparison to islamic intolerance n ignorance.Its not hindus killing people worldwide since 1400 years to establish their gods empire.Its not hindus who forces other to follow his ways.This Mr.N spreads only hate based on dumbest arguments i ever heard.We got no need n use of such person.
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                                        meriawaazsunoa
                                        Nov 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm
                                        Bewafo ki kaami nahin india me ,,,,,did u ever listen to him carefully , ,,u moron.. some said something,,,,all will follow him... mindless ...
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                                          Mahender Goriganti
                                          Nov 17, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                                          Any such should be summarily executed, no need for all this nonsense, waste of money resources.
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                                            Mahender Goriganti
                                            Nov 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                                            It is time to summarily execute them not just ban them and set an example so other right minded Muslims will not support any such.
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