By Adi Chowdhury
Following in the footsteps of India, the government of Bangladesh has announced that it will ban “Peace TV”, the channel of Islamic televangelist and preacher Zakir Naik. This ruling has emerged in the wake of reports that the Dhaka gunmen were inspired by Naik’s teachings and writings.
The government of India yesterday had 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.
According to a report by Bangladeshi newspaper “The Daily Star”, the Bangladesh government reportedly decided to stop the airing of Peace TV, run by Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik – a decision taken by a top executive committee.
Note: This article has been mentioned by The Freethinker, a British secular magazine, in an article about this news. Here’s the link: http://freethinker.co.uk/2016/07/11/india-and-bangladesh-bans-dr-zakir-naiks-peace-tv/