Skip to comments.Zakir Naik: "Peace TV"'s Calls for Terrorism
Posted on 07/22/2010 2:16:03 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Dr. Zakir Naik is a 44 year-old Muslim preacher born in India. He has gained a significant international following by establishing a satellite television network, Peace TV, which promotes Wahhabi Islam; it is based in Mumbai/Bombay, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, and has a supporting organization, the Islamic Research Foundation. Naik has mainly broadcast his message in English as well as Urdu. But Peace TV is an ambitious enterprise that now aims at Albanian Muslims, among others.
Zakir Naik is distinguished by one characteristic: incitement of provocative disdain for any other Muslims than Wahhabis and Pakistani jihadists, as well as other faiths. Incitement, by calling on Muslims to become terrorists and supporting Al-Qaeda, is not protected speech in the UK, Canada, or India.
Naik and his group have been properly condemned by Indian Muslim leaders; and Western leaders sensible enough to pay attention to him and his real activity his alleged belief in peace aside have joined their voices to those of Muslims seeking to protect India from terror.
Naik most recently gained wider attention in mid-June when the British authorities banned his entry to their country. Naik intended to deliver lectures in London and the northern British city of Sheffield. Also prohibited from entering Britain were Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, also a radical Wahhabi, who was exposed on Channel 4 Dispatches; Undercover Mosque, a frequent commentator on Naik's network, as well as Areeb Islam, a South African Muslim.. Canadian authorities followed the British example by cancelling Naik's multiple-entry visa, thereby preventing him from appearing live at an Islamist mass meeting in Toronto: the third annual "Journey to Faith Conference," over the weekend of 2-4 July. The "Journey to Faith Conference" has been known since it began in 2008 as an assembly of Muslim radicals.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) protested the ban on Naik's entry. MCB is a fundamentalist body linked to the Muslim Brotherhood..."
Read more here: http://www.hudson-ny.org/1396/zakir-naik-peace-tv-calls-for-terrorism
ping for later.
Thank you Vinnie.
Controversial Islamic Orator
with Influence in the West “
NEFA Senior Investigator Madeleine Gruen
“Zakir Naik is a Muslim orator from Mumbai, India
who has thousands of fans around the world, including
many in the U.S. Naik reaches between 50 and 100 million
viewers through the popular satellite station he runs, Peace
TV. This station features regular lectures by Naik, imams,
and others who focus on the study of Islam, including
several Americans.1 Peace TV also broadcasts chat shows,
Arabic lessons, and youth programming in English and in
Urdu. Naiks lectures are also easily accessible on the
SNIPPET: “Naik Banned from U.K. and Canada
Naik travels the world to deliver lectures. In 2010, he
made personal appearances in numerous countries
including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.12 He was also
scheduled to make appearances in the U.K. and Canada, but was denied entry by their governments.”
“Profile of Zakir Naik: Controversial Islamic Orator With Influence in the West”
By Madeleine Gruen
SNIPPET: “While Naik is regarded as controversial by many observers and several government agencies (he has been banned from entering Canada and the UK), he does not publicly or overtly promote violent jihad. However, he bears observation because he insinuates that violence perpetrated against Americans is acceptable, and he has made statements that suggest he is in agreement with terrorist attacks that have taken place in the past.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.