Zakir Naik: Video of my speech on Osama Bin Laden doctored

"No Muslim should terrorise human being. I was misquoted earlier. I only said Muslim should be terrorists to anti-social elements. Video of my speech on Osama is doctored," said Naik in an exclusive interview to News18.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2016 2:40 pm
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After reports that his speeches inspired the terrorists who attacked the Dhaka restaurant recently that left 20 people dead, Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday said he had never said that all Muslim should be terrorist.

Facing backlash for defending Osama Bin Laden in one of his speeches, Naik said the video of the speech was doctored.

“No Muslim should terrorise human being. I was misquoted earlier. I only said Muslim should be terrorists to anti-social elements. Video of my speech on Osama is doctored,” said Naik in an exclusive interview to News18.

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Speaking to The Indian Express on July 5, Naik had said, “I have said that the Quran explicitly says in Chapter 5 that when a person kills another human being, of any religion, it is as though he has killed the whole of humanity. And when a man protects another from being killed, it is as though he has saved all of humanity… Why does the media give only half of my quote? I have said that for a thief, a policeman is a terrorist. And people should be terrorists against anti-social elements. The media misrepresents what I said, so i stopped saying this at my lectures.”

On being asked about defending Osama, Naik said, “I don’t know him. How can they say I am supporting him when I simply say I cannot comment on him because I don’t know him and I have not done any research on him. The Quran does not allow me to speak about a third person regarding whom I have done no research or study.”

Regarding calls in various countries to ban him, Naik said some Hindu “fanatics” are behind such calls. He said that a quarter of his followers on Facebook as well as attendees at his lectures comprise non-Muslims. At lectures, he said, non-Muslims are encouraged to be the first to ask questions. “When I have clarified their doubts, these non-Muslims have a positive view of Islam, and this threatens the fanatics,” he said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Jul 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    After years zakir naik is understand that his comments about Osama are doctored?
    1. Rajesh Kumar
      Jul 7, 2016 at 4:09 am
      Just look at you muzzie, your thinkings do not go beyond woman. Dude life is not all about reproducing like rabbits, there is something more to it..
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        Malik Aziz
        Jul 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm
        Zakir Naik has a criminal bent of mind. I am ashamed that India has managed to produce a cretin like this man.
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          Chandu Shah
          Jul 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm
          This man should never be allowed to stay in India. I have watch his speeches on so called "peace TV". He always speaks adversely about all other religions.
          1. K
            Jul 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm
            There is an army of brahmins working over night to Doctor videos of all non-brahmin videos whether produced by Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Dalits, or Hindus. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What that proves is:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Brahmins hate Muslimslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Brahmins hate Christianslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Brahmins hate Buddhistslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Brahmins hate Dalitslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And of course Brahmins hate Hinduslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What that further proves is lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BRAHMINS ARE MISFITS IN THIS EARTHlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;what that further proves is lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BRAHMINS DO NOT BELONG TO THIS EARTHlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WHICH IMPLIES BRAHMINS ARE ALIENS,LITERALLY
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