Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government on Sunday decided to close down Peace TV, a Mumbai-based TV channel run by controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation.

“We’ve decided to stop airing the channel across the country,” Xinhua news agency quoted Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu as saying.

After July 1 terror attack at a Spanish restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave Gulshan, it was reported that two of the seven attackers who killed 22 people, including 18 foreigners, were inspired by the Islamic orator’s speeches.

Indian authorities on Friday said they are examining and analysing the speeches of Naik and appropriate action will follow.

“We have taken cognizance of Zakir Naik’s speeches and necessary instructions have been issued in this regard,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Naik, who is based in Mumbai, said he “totally disagreed” that he had inspired the terror attack in Dhaka.

“There is not a single talk of mine where I encouraged one to kill another, whether Muslim or non-Muslim,” he has said in a statement.

1 Comment

  1. Too little, too late.

    What is the point in banning Zakir? Where is he getting all his ideas? Could they ban Zakir’s ideology? If they ban him, he has a long list of cohorts who would step into his shoes, change the name of his Islamic Research foundation and then continue – Business as Usual !!!!!

    Zakir started preaching over 15 years ago, and in his videos he said “He supports Al Qayeda & Osama Bin Laden”, “Every Muslim should be a terrorist”, “He is in agreement with suicide bombing”, “He confirms that it is acceptable to have sex slaves” and has constantly ridiculed both Hindu & Christian beliefs. For all these years he has been spitting venom and foreign countries took note of that and banned him over 5 years ago, but why is he not banned in India yet.

    In an international poll most Muslims had a favourable opinion of Al Qayeda & Osama Bin Laden, but now they condemn ISIS. Really? Don’t most people know that Al Qayeda in Iraq was the one that changed their name to ISIS, and all Al Qayeda fighters then became ISIS fighters. I’m shaking my head in disbelief.

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