MOF protests against false allegations on Dr Zakir Naik

MOF protests against false allegations on Dr Zakir Naik

Mangaluru: The Muslim Organisations Forum staged a protest in front of the DC Office here, on July 15.

Addressing the protesters, State Secretary of PFI Shafi Bellare said that this protest was aimed against people who are trying to “break the constitution”. “Dr Zakir Naik has been targeted and some anti-social elements are trying to snatch his rights that are laid out in the constitution.  Everyone has the right to practise their religion. Those who do not believe in the constitution and are trying to make the country a Hindu nation are targeting Dr Zakir Nail and this is a continued effort to make India a Hindu nation. Dr Zakir Naik has been targeted not because he is a Muslim; he is targeted for teaching the people their rights. Our country is in danger. Attempts are being made to uproot the constitution. Those who speak about the rights of the people are being targeted. Human rights activist Vinayak Baliga was targeted, Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, Soni Sori, Teesta Setalwad and many have been targeted for fighting for human rights. The Sangh Parivar killed Govind Pansare. Kalaburgi was also killed for talking about fascism,” said Bellare.

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He also alleged that the media had edited Dr Zakir Naik’s video and broadcasted a false news depicting that Dr Naik’s speech had inspired terror activities. “If anyone has been inspired by Dr Zakir Naik’s speech to be involved in terror activities, by now many MPs in the centre would have been behind bars? There are many Muslim leaders who are into politics. Instead of broadcasting the entire speech of Dr Zakir Naik, they have broadcasted only the edited video.”

“When Sadhvi Prachi announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for anyone who would behead Dr Zakir Naik, why did the media not highlight the issue? Why did they not make it a big news? Whenever there is a bomb blast, Muslims are being blamed. We are not responsible if ISIS involves in violence. When there is a bomb blast in Russia, the Indian media call us for panel discussions. Muslims do not support ISIS. Rather Muslims create fear in the minds of anti-social elements. Islam is for the truth; to live for the truth and to die for the truth. RSS is afraid of Muslims because Muslims will not allow the RSS to divide the country. We fight for justice and for that reason, we have been targeted. The media, which should unite the hearts of the people, is breaking hearts. When there is a bomb blast, we hear the names of Muslims and we are targeted. There are a number of channels who broadcast religious programmes. Why does the government not ban such TV channels? Why place restrictions to only Peace TV? Non-Muslims are the highest viewers of Peace TV. Anyone who has heard Dr Zakir Naik’s speeches does not commit a crime and neither do they turn into suicide bombers. When there was a bomb blast in Bangladesh, Dr Zakir Naik was blamed. He urged all the people to join hands to fight against fascism. Digvijay Singh was targeted for sharing the dais with Dr Zakir Naik. But nobody said anything about the home minister sharing the dais with Sadhvi Pragya Singh who is in jail,” added Bellare.

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Vice President of Muslim Central Committee Hameed Khadak said that Dr Zakir Naik has been targeted to weaken the Muslim community. “If one Zakir Naik is arrested, there will be hundreds of Zakir Naiks who are ready to preach about peace and harmony,” said Khadak.

President of the Muslim Lekhakara Sangha Ummer said, “This is not a protest against the media but it is against terror reporters.” He further said that the media is the fourth estate of democracy and is known as the watchdogs for the other three estates – the executive, legislative and judiciary. “Most of the media try to follow ethics but some terror reporters are involved in increasing terrorism. In 2007, we had discussed terrorism in the state when two youth in Hunnali who had purchased a stolen bike had been targeted as terrorists. There are guidelines from the Press trust of India for the media but most of them do not know that such guidelines exist. Sometimes, the reporters themselves do not know where they get information from. In our district, there are only a few terror reporters. Today’s protest was supposed to be boycotted by the media but the media representatives have gathered here in large number which shows that in Mangaluru we do have good reporters.”

Ummer further said that reporters should not do the job of the police or the court. “They should not judge anyone or give judgements about anyone. Their duty is to do the reporting. If they have any opinion to write, let them write an editorial and not a report,” he added.

Convener of Muslim Sangatanegala Okkuta, A M Athaulla said that under the circumstances of the right to practice religion given by our constitution, Zakir Naik preaches Islamic ideologies openly and has succeeded in bringing understanding between different religions by conducting open debates with different religious scholars. “Many countries have recognised his service and honoured him with awards. He is trying to bring unity and harmony among countries by preaching Islamic ideologies. The allegations against him by the media and a group of people is a direct threat to the Indian constitution, which guarantees the right to practice any religion. The statements made by representatives of the government are very dangerous,” he said.

Imam Kendra Masjid Puttur S B Dharimi also spoke on the occasion. The protesters demanded that action should be taken against the media and government representatives who are misguiding people and trying to stop Dr Zakir Naik from preaching Islam.

President of Jamiyyathul Falah Abdul Latheef, President of SKSM Ismail Shafi, Rafiuddin Kudroli, Haneef Khan, K Ashraf, Mustafa Kempi, Azeez Kudroli, Rafeeq Master, Saif Sultan, Thufail, Nazeem, Jaffer Faizy, Zakariya and others were also present. AM Athaulla welcomed the gathering. Aslam Panjala delivered the vote of thanks. Ashraf A K and Toufiq Zahid compered the programme.


  1. There are many disturbing aspects to the protest held by supporters and followers of the Wahabi fanatic and hatemonger, Zakir Naik.

    The protesters did not denounce the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh by Zakir Naik’s followers.
    The protesters were silent on the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh by Zakir Naik’s followers.
    The protesters did not remember and honor the victims of the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh by Zakir Naik’s followers and supporters.

  2. This is Taqiyya at best!! Someone needs to remind these guys that it was Bangladesh who requested an investigation into Dr.Naik’s activities and hate speech. Are Bangladesh leaders part of RSS and ‘hindu conspiracy’??? Who are they fooling?

    Also, see how this group is dragging human rights issue into this debate when they are promoting exactly opposite of human rights. If they are for human rights, do they believe in equal rights for women? How about more rights for gays and lesbians? What about those who want to leave their religion? Do they really believe in constitution or Sharia?

  3. How can they ever fix a problem, when they say nothing is broken. What is worse is it is always, each and every time, all the time it is someone else’s fault.

  4. A German’s view

    No need to be sorry for any attack by fanatics, please read this before its too late guys: wake up world and heads of state and countries before its very very late.

    A German’s View on Islam – worth reading because this is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist–a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, and owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

    ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of our world had come.

    My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

    We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

    The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

    The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

    China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

    The average Japanese individual, prior to World War II, was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians, most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

    And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt. Yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

    Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

    Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?! To whom? Not to the vast majority of Canadians!).

    The Islamic way is only peaceful until the fanatics move in.

    In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food products in your local supermarket. Foods on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding throughout the world.

    In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of ?no-go? zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuses to acknowledge British law.

    As for we who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

    Anyone who doubts the seriousness of this issue and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

    So, I beg you, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on in the hope that thousands, world-wide, read this, n about it, and send it on – before it’s too late . . .. because we remained silent.

  5. Dr. Naik should go to the Haigh court and file a case against this Illegal band on Peace TV. I belieeve, Indian high court has the justice that can be relaied on.

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