Friday, June 18, 2010

Zakir Naik banned from the UK

Home Secretary Theresa May said she had barred Zakir Naik, a 44-year-old television preacher based in Mumbai, for inflammatory remarks he was known to have made in the past.

Naik had been due to give a series of lectures in London and the city of Sheffield in northern England.

"Numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behaviour," May said in a statement, without elaborating.

The Daily Telegraph on Friday reported Interior Ministry sources saying that 2006 website footage had shown Naik telling Muslims it was acceptable to embrace terrorism in certain instances.

According to the paper, Naik said Muslims should beware of people saying Osama bin Laden was right or wrong, adding: "If you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.

"If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, every Muslim should be a terrorist."

He is also reported by the paper to have suggested Western women make themselves "more susceptible to rape" by wearing revealing clothing.

"Western society has actually degraded (women) to the status of concubines, mistresses and social butterflies, who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers," the paper quoted him as saying.

May said: "Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right and I am not willing to allow those who might not be conducive to the public good to enter."

The minister made it clear she had not banned him simply because of his views, which is prohibited under the law.

A Home Office spokesman said the powers were used if an individual expressed views that "foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs" or "seek to provoke others to terrorist acts."

He declined to elaborate on the exact nature of his comments, or when they were made.
(Reporting by Stefano Ambrogi; Editing by Alison Williams)

Here is the youtube in which Zakir Naik glorifies terrorism on USA:

The previous trend of Western over-kindness to those who wish to harm to our society is deplorable. Of course we should not permit terrorists or the exponents of terrorism, supression and persecution (such as Zakir Naik) to enter our society; I rejoice over this decision of the UK.


Maibeeme said...

Good for May! Too bad we don't have anyone like her in our government.

Nazam said...

Here is Zakir Naik's press release that he did a couple of days ago regarding calls for his banned in UK;

Adam said...

Dr. Zakir Naik the islamic entertainer running away from Christian Apologist. Why dont Muslim request IRF Mumbai and Zakir to face Christian Apologetics

Jay44 said...

Very interesting news!! I always thought that some of Dr. Naik's previous statements would get him into trouble some day. It will be interesting to hear how the Muslim community reacts to the news of how their most popular and prized Islamic apologist was banned from the UK for his radical views.

Radical Moderate said...

England takes one step forward and 10 steps back. The same time they were banning Dr Naik, they were covering up the CCT cameras with plastic bags in Muslim Neighborhood.

Unknown said...

How excellent it is to see someone show some wisdom regarding not allowing the visit to Britain by such a person as Zakir Naik whose influence is vast in the subcontinent. It should be routine and not even newsworthy that any person large or small who teaches preaches or supports terrorism in the LEAST should not be permitted entry to their country. This should also be standard questioning for those seeking relocation to non Muslim nations to find out if they support terrorism in any form whatever. Our nations are tolerant , accepting, equitable, but we must not be idiots when it comes to allowing enemies of our nations and principles to enter our borders.

Anonymous said...

amen. finally some smart decision from european side. i thought sth like this would never happen.

Adam said...

Sunni Muslims demand ban of Zakir Naik's talk

Why do Muslims hate Dr Zakir Naik?

3.Dr. Zakir Naik, Shahrukh Khan, Soha Ali Khan on NDTV with Barkha Dutt

Hogan Elijah Hagbard said...

Well, they should start cleaning out, anybody who supports such attrocities should be banned.

I know that the majority of Muslims support the killing of apostates. We should probably hand the authorities a list of such individuals. If a Muslim supports the killing of million of ex-Muslim Christians why on earth should we agree to such be permitted entry into the West as public speakers or even on a holiday.

mkvine said...

Bravo, bravo!!! This is exactly what England needs: a tough stance on people with terrorist inclinations. We should have zero tolerance for anyone who supports terrorism, this seems like a step forward for England. If Zakir Naik finds it acceptable to support Osama Bin Laden in any circumstance, then he supports terrorism, its that simple.

Man with Hat said...

Unfortunately, he'll be within 250 miles of Dearborn in a few weeks.

"A Muslim televangelist banned from Britain this week for speeches amounting to “unacceptable behaviour” is to headline an imminent Toronto conference.

Zakir Naik, founder of online Peace TV in Mumbai, India, tops the bill at the Journey of Faith Conference, July 2-4, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.."

Unknown said...


Didn't you criticize the UK for banning Geert Wilders (the notorious Islamophobic Dutch politician) from entry intro to the UK?

You said that his views, which offended a lot of people, should not have barred him from entry. You said that the people could have confronted him about his 'offensive' views and discussed them in the UK.

Thus, by that logic, Dr. Naik should ALSO be allowed into the UK. His views may offend some, but the people who are being offended can confront him and talk about it when he gets there.

I personally believe that, according to the principle of free speech, BOTH Dr. Naik and Wilders should be allowed into the UK.

The UK made a mistake in banning these two men and undermined the principle of free speech.

minoria said...

Hello Nazam:

Zakir Naik has said he supports killing apostates(no freedom of religion) and would NOT condemn BEN LADEN.How worse can it get?

You and I know Ben Laden has killed some 100.000 innocent Muslims(men,women and children).More than 600 of his suicide bombers have exploded themselves,killed fellow Muslims....and Zakir Naik is not sure about if Ben laden is bad?

Nazam,the man is morally bankrupt.Besides non-scholarly many times(he claims "Mohammed is in the HINDU SCRIPTURES).

Hogan Elijah Hagbard said...


Firstly I am not Nabeel.

Secondly, there is a wide difference between Wilders and Zakir Naik.

I agree both have provocative opinions.


Wilders wants to warn the West about Islam, he wants to point out that the Qur'an encourages violance, supression and terrorism, which is true. If you condemn criticism of the Qur'an then by all means be consistant and be sympathetic with nazi Germany too. Lets be honest about reality. And unfortunately your comparison here, is completely distant from reality.

Zakir Naik in contrast to Wilders, preaches openly censurship of non-Muslim information, the mass-killing of ex-Muslims, terrorism.

This is not mere provocation but a call to the entire Muslim population of UK to agree with killings of millions of ex-Muslims including the support of bombing buses, trains and publica areas in Western territories.

Gert Wilders has not suggested such actions, which is why I recon his entrance into UK as acceptable, he merely seeks to dialogue about a problem the West is facing, while Zakir Naik encourages Muslim immigrants to the UK and their children to betray their own Western country and support attrocities.

mkvine said...


There's a HUGE difference with Geert and Zakir Naik: one supports terrorism (Naik), the other one doesn't (Geert). Granted, both have provocative views, but at least Geert isn't promoting the killing of apostates or terrorism like Naik. But its ok, if you want a person who supports terrorism to speak in your country, please just tell us :)

Fernando said...

Dear Laura: are you serious? or are you onlie playing arounde? It's hard too understand from youre laste postes... said...

Ah, that's wonderful actually. I'm not sure if Dr. Naik has ever come to the UK for a lecture before. But atleast this may limit his further false accusations against the Christian Faith. Plus, If he doesn't represent Christianity properly, I'm sure he doesn't also for Hinduism or Atheism.

Man with Hat said...


An Indian Muslim televangelist who was banned from Britain last week for “unacceptable behaviour” will not be allowed into Canada to speak at an upcoming conference in Toronto, sources familiar with the situation have told the National Post.

Read more:

1MoreMuslim said...

This is the hypocrisy of the modern world policy.
For what reason does the USA has nuclear warheads? If not to terrorize others ( make them fear)? Please answer!

Unknown said...

Dr Zakir Naik, one of great scholars on different religion scriptures should not be banded.
His speech had been distorted by media.
He is a very knowledgeable and learned person ever I have seen.
He is talent as well as brilliant.

Unknown said...

western peoples always hate truth that is happed in UK

Anonymous said...

You can call Dr Naik a terrorism supporting guy.

But what grounds do you have?
The newspapers and the TV channels that can twist and turn anything for higher ratings?

Before you blame someone for something he said, you should be affirmative if he really did!

Check this 51 second video in the words of Dr Naik where he expresses his views on terrorism (Not by media but directly Dr Naik)

The media quoted out of context "All muslims should be a terrorist" through this one

Watch and judge

Fatima Hassan said...

wow...subhanAllah, watch the whole video first..

chandra said...

Sabbath shalom my dear Brothers and sisters in the mighty name of our heavenly father

Have a great sabbath in HIM.

Luke 4:16:-Now when he went to Nazareth,where he had been brought up,on Sabbath he went to the synagogue AS USUAL.

All Christians are really grafted with the true Olive tree? If they! why their fruits are still with wildness and pagan?

If any one really grafted with true Olive tree, their fruits will be like this

1.weekly fruit: Sabbath
2.Monthly fruit: Posh Kodesh
3.yearly fruits: Pesach(passover),feast of unleaven Bread,Shavuot,Rosh
HaShanah,Yomkippur, Sukkot,Last Hightday.
4.Sacred fruits: Holy Names,Yahweh,Y'shua messiah.
5.Kosher fruits: follow kosher laws(lev 11chapter)
6.Salvation fruit: Baptism in Yeshua Ha Mashiach.
7.Good fruits: Torah,Tanakh,Rauch Kodesh,faith in Yeshua.

we are really grafted with true root,that root was from the time of our ancient fore fathers Abraham,Yitzchak and Yahkob.I strongly Believe this not a small and simple thing for true Believers.
Luke 13:28. You will cry and grind your teeth when you see Abraham,Yitzchak,Yahkob and all the prophets inside the kingdom of Elohim..

First every one have to check and test their fruits Before the site of Almighty father Elohim Yahweh's sacred scriptures. Matt 12:33.

If their fruits like this
Sunday worship,Christmas,good Friday,Easter sunday,
January1st NewYear,Baptism in Pagan names,anti-torah life.unclean food(on laws for all).
Don't be like this Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 5:4.

All the people will think over on this,
Be fruit full from real Root, Stay united with Yeshua,Yochanan 15:5

Have a wonderful Sabbath in HIM.
we should worship HIM with truth and spirit.Halleluyah! Amen.

Toda rabah
B'ahavah in Y'shua.
Congregation of Yeshua Ha Mashiach.
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