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Zakir Naik’s Peace TV Banned in India

By Adi Chowdhury

 

After a tumultuous controversy sparked clearly in the wake of recent Islamic terror attacks in its neighboring nation Bangladesh, India has banned Zakir Naik’s Islamic channel Peace TV.

The prominent (and sometimes notorious) Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik had been accused earlier of inspiring, albeit perhaps inadvertently, the recent terror attacks rocking Bangladesh.  The Islamic proselytizer, rising to fame for his pedantic knowledge of the world’s religion, can and has been described as everything ranging from “an authority on comparative religion” to a radical Islamic televangelist, perhaps an equivalent of the US’s Ted Haggard. The Mumbai-based preacher is hardly a stranger to being tangled in the web of controversy, accruing a name for himself through range of purported comments aired on his channel Peace TV and other areas. These include his consideration of the theory of Darwinian evolution as a mere “hypothesis”and “unproven conjecture”, as well his admission that Muslim men are entitled to sex with their slaves. He is banned from entering the UK and Canada.

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Most recently, the Dhaka terror attacks have been said to be inspired by Naik’s teachings, leading to an analysis of his program and evaluating its place in Indian television. The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe to be conducted into his sermons, the contents of which officials have described as “a security hazard.”

The government has dictated its intentions to check the contents of Naik’s teachings, from his TV program to his writings–and also the sources of the funds for his channels. India has planned to “take strict actions” and work towards barring any airing of his program.

Some of his sermons available on YouTube are also intended to be taken down, sources report.

Naik is currently on a trip to Mecca. He has aired a WhatsApp-ed video insisting on his innocence, deflecting any blame for the attacks.

 

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7 thoughts on “Zakir Naik’s Peace TV Banned in India

  1. Inciting violence my ass!! He’s converting too many Hindus, too many Christians, that’s why he’s getting banned!!

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    1. What took India so long to ban this blithering idiot who goes by name of Zakir Naik. He is violence itself. If he was converting a few tens of thousands of innocents uneducated nay even illiterates, in other words the masses of asses, the unwashed, the gullible multitudes, why that does not surprise me? the numbers should have been much, much higher, in hundreds of thousands, given the state of education is in the sub-continent…well,,,the Jahiliya is complete in those retched third-world primitive societies, in particular in the Islamic world. I congratulate India for seeing the venomous wahabbi Islamist for what he is inciting violence, literally a case of verbal diarrhea, is it any wonder Mr. Mohannad alluding to his own very, as he put it, “ass.” On the whole he did not miss the mark.

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