VHP demands arrest of Zakir Naik under sedition charges

VHP demands arrest of Zakir Naik under sedition charges

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The VHP on Saturday demanded arrest of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for sedition, saying that his sermons and speeches promote radicalism and terrorism.

“The VHP is of clear view that Zakir Naik’s speeches give rise to terrorism and promote Islamic radicalism,” Vishwa Hindu Parishad Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain told IANS.

“A section of Islamic society is getting influenced by his preaches and inclining towards terrorism,” he added, seeking his arrest for sedition.

“He (Zakir) urges youth to become terrorists. He openly supports Osama Bin Laden. The government must act tough against him. A case of sedition should be filed against him and he must be arrested at the earliest,” he said, and also attacked the preacher for seeking support from Muslim community against his “media trials”.

“This is a clear attempt to provoke Muslims. By seeking support of Muslim community he has made another crime. The Union Home Ministry must look into it,” Jain said.

Naik is under scanner following revelations that two of the five young militants who massacred 20 hostages, including an Indian, in a Dhaka cafe on July 1 drew their inspiration from his speeches.

Facing investigation, Naik on Saturday tweeted : “I, Dr Zakir Naik, Call upon all my Muslim Brothers & Sisters to Support me against the “Media Trials” and Let Justice Prevail.”

However, in another tweet, he said: “I appeal to all people worldwide to work together on the causes, ways and solutions to eliminate TERRORISM FROM OUR MIDST.”

1 Comment

  1. For more than a year, I have been highlighting disproportional amount of crimes committed by a particular community. There were at least three dozen incidents from Mangalore International Airport alone. These red flags were a clear indication of growing religious influence, lack of education and good role models. It was a ticking time bomb situation. The Gulf connection made it even worse!!! Our media, secular parties and minority groups chose to ignore the problem as it didn’t fit their anti-sanaathana agenda.

    Now, see this report coming from Kasaragodu!!! This is just a beginning!! Let me quote Ayan Hirsi Ali for those of you who chose to ignore these red flags all along – “tolerance of intolerance is cowardice”!!!!!


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