Original Articles

Is Dr. Zakir Naik a hypocrite?

Related posts: LUBP Archive on Zakir Naik

While demanding equal human rights and freedom of speech, many Islamists overlook their own intolerant and hypocritical dispositions, e.g., the non-stop wagging tongue of likes of Dr. Zakir Naik, busy belittling and criticizing other religions on his (in)famous TV channel (Peace TV).

Taking advantage of human rights ideals of several secular societies (e.g., India, North American, Europe), Islamists aver to push the limits of their liberties and supremacist claims. Whenever, authorities in secular societies take some rare measure to protect secular values, Islamists decry such action calling it a discriminatory act and contradictory to the spirit of secularism. Islamists become champions of secularism when living in a non-Muslim majority country and hate this word back home. However, this should not surprise anyone as radical Islamists are not shy to justify these double standards.

The current foremost Islamic scholar and ‘TV star’ Dr. ZakirNaik is on record audaciously defending this dualism in his interview with Dr. Shahid Masood on a TV channel, which is reproduced below:

Masood: There is a question of a Non-Muslim from India. He has asked that are Non-Muslims allowed to preach their religion and to build their place of worship in an Islamic state? If yes, then why building of Churches are not allowed in Saudi Arabia whereas Muslims are building their mosques in London and Paris?

Naik: ….. (In an Islamic state) Propagation of other religions is prohibited. Even construction of any place of worship is also prohibited. So many non-Muslims ask that when we allow Muslims to preach and build their mosques in our countries then why we are not allowed to do so in these Muslim countries? …..Similarly, as far as matters of religion are concerned we (Muslims) know for sure that only Islam is a true religion in the eyes of God. In 3:85 it is mentioned that God will never accept any religion other than Islam therefore knowing that Islam is the ONLY true religion we DO NOT ALLOW PROPAGATION OF ANY OTHER RELIGION. As far as the second question regarding building of churches or temples is concerned, how can we allow this when their religion is wrong? And when their worshiping is also wrong? Thus we will not allow such wrong things in our country.

Masood: But is it not so that they (non-Muslims) think that their religion is true whereas we (Muslims) think that our religion is true?

Naik: One thing must be understood that the non-Muslims will not allow teaching 2+2=3 in their schools.as they are sure that 2+2=4. Similarly in religious matters only we know for sure that we are right – they are not sure if they have been sure then why should they have allowed wrong things to be preached? Thus in our country we can’t allow preaching other religions because we know for sure that only Islam is the right religion

Masood: Will it not be against “Human Rights”?

Naik: No it will not at all. However, if a non-Muslim likes to practice his religion in Islamic country then he can do so inside his home – but he can’t propagate his religion. It is exactly as if a teacher thinks in his mind that 2+2=3 then he has the right to do so but we can never allow such a person to teach this to our children. Non-Muslim is no doubt expert in science & technology and we invite them from Europe & USA to teach us science and technology. But in the matters of religion we are expert. They (non-Muslims) are not sure about religious truths. Thus we are trying to get them to the right path of Islam. Therefore we propagate our religion to the non-Muslims. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jYUL7eBdHg&feature=player_embeded

The above mind blowing logic given by Dr. Naik is very simple i.e. ‘My rules for my house as well as yours’. The same Dr Zakir Naik, however, when banned from touring the UK due to complaints about his glorifying Osama Bin Laden and spreading an extremist message found this to be in poor contrast to what he praised as the superior secularism of India: “These western countries talk a lot, but India is more secular and more democratic than any of them. Our constitution must be the only one in the world which gives freedom of speech and also the freedom to practice and propagate religion,” Naik says, praising India for issuing special visas for public speakers and preachers. For him, this dualistic principle of ‘My rules for my house as well as yours’was to be upheld without any blushing at the contradictions of his approach.

Ironically, same Dr. Naik took a complete U-turn when the same question was asked by a British student during his video lecture at the Oxford University:

http://youtu.be/xHRaNE2XXVk

The above episode is a glaring example of how some Islamists hypocritically tailor their message according to their audience. This characteristic is also found in some politicians such as Imran Khan who remain consistently pro-Jamaat Islami and pro-Taliban on the domestic politics front in Pakistan but present themselves as secular and liberal in front of a Western audience.

Another famous Islamic scholar Dr. Israr Ahmed talks about this dualistic principle, which, although he recognizes it as a bitter pill to swallow, he counsels his followers to uphold courageously:

“What will be the status of non-Muslims?….. Non-Muslims will be protected minority. They will not be equal citizens. If you wish to call it, you can call it second-grade citizens, I don’t object.…..We have to take these bitter pills because this is exactly what Islam requires from us. We must have the courage to announce these principles without hesitation.”

As regards to those he regards as heretical sects like the Ahmadiyya he not only wishes for them to be disallowed from preaching their religious message but he goes further than that and incites his followers to kill them:

“….then the parliament decided that they (Ahmedis) are non-Muslims. But this decision is incomplete! Please note it down. I am admitting for the first time that Ahmadiyyat has not been harmed at all by declaring them non-Muslims. …..However, even in the country they could have been rooted out only if the apostates / renegades would have been killed. There is “capital punishment” for the apostates in Islam”. (Video of this speech is available on Youtube‘Mullah World Order – Islam as understood by Extremist Mullah’).

The views of Dr. Naik and Israr Ahmed are consistent with those of other modern times Islamic scholars who remain deeply prejudiced and violent towards not only other religions (Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism etc) but also towards other sects of Islam (e.g., Sufi or Barelvi Muslims, Shia Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims etc).

Islamists such as Zakir Naik, Israr Ahmed, Farhat Hashmi, Taqi Usmani and dozens of their clones and disciples not only bring a bad name to Islam by misinterpreting and misrepresenting the Quranic message of peace, non-compulsion and reconciliation but also help in creating a creed of brainwashed bigots, some of whom are ultimately recruited by Al Qaeda, Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Ikhwan and Jamaat-e-Islami to conduct terrorist activities.

ڈاکٹر ذاکرنائیک کے فرقہ وارانہ ،نفرت انگیز کردار پر کیپیٹل ٹی وی کی رپورٹ یزید سے دوستی اور رسول الله اور ان کے اہل بیت سے دشمنی کا پردہ چاک

Posted by Let Us Build Pakistan on Sunday, August 2, 2015

 

It is high time that governments, not only in Muslim majority countries, but also in non-Muslim countries put a ban on the refined hate speech (including hate TV channels and other media) by Zakir Naik and others of his ilk.

Sources: View Point (Nayyer Khan);  Laal; Youtube

About the author

SK

20 Comments

Click here to post a comment
  • The Evening Standard on Friday reported that the satellite channel Peace TV is to be investigated by the regulator, OFCOM following a single complaint by a viewer over its apparent “extremist messages.”
    The paper further reported that Zakir Naik, the scholar who was banned from entering the UK by Home Secretary Theresa May last summer, is still “a key figure in a company that holds an Ofcom-approved license for Peace TV.”

    From the paper:

    “Zakir Naik – who has claimed that ‘every Muslim should be a terrorist’ – was banned from coming to Britain last June by Theresa May in one of her first major acts as Home Secretary.”

    “Now, the broadcasting watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the satellite channel, broadcast in English and Urdu, after receiving a complaint from a viewer over its extremist messages.

    “Programmes on Peace TV have included praise for ‘mujahideen’ fighting British troops in Iraq, labelled Jews as an ‘enemy of Islam’ and made claims about the 9/11 terror attacks being an ‘inside job’.”

    “In his appeal against Ms May’s decision, held last November, the cleric’s lawyers revealed Naik was director and chairman of Universal Broadcasting Corporation Ltd, a company registered in Britain.

    “UBCL owns a subsidiary firm, Lords Production Ltd, which has held the broadcasting licence for Peace TV since 2007. In a further twist, the High Court papers name Naik as the chairman of a charity, the Islamic Research Foundation International, which appears to provide funding for Peace TV.

    “Latest accounts lodged with the Charity Commission show IRF received £1.5 million in donations in 2009; of which £1.25 million was used to ‘support Peace TV’. Under Naik, who is founder and president of the channel, it has broadcast a range of anti-Semitic and anti-Western programmes. Hannah Stuart, of the Centre of Social Cohesion, said: ‘Zakir Naik has been excluded from the UK – to allow him to continue broadcasting here makes a mockery of that decision.’”

    Naik’s ban last year was on the basis that his entry to the UK would not be “conducive to the public good” –

  • Banned hate preacher still broadcasting after ‘Jews are enemy of Islam’ claim
    Tom Harper
    11 Feb 2011

    Ads by Google

    British Heart Foundation
    Help us create the world’s largest aquarium and give hope to millions.
    hopetank.bhf.org.uk

    Free Sim Cards from O2
    Pick The Right O2 Free Sim For You. Order Online Today, Stay Connected!
    O2.co.uk/Freesim

    London Piano Institute
    The perfect place for adults to learn how to play the piano
    http://www.LondonPianoinstitute.co.uk

    Qatar Airways Special
    Fly with Qatar Airways from £365 Book before 16th December 2011
    http://www.QatarAirways.com/uk

    A radical preacher banned from entering the country may now lose the platform to broadcast messages of hate to British television screens.

    Zakir Naik – who has claimed that “every Muslim should be a terrorist” – was banned from coming to Britain last June by Theresa May in one of her first major acts as Home Secretary.

    But eight months on, the 45-year-old cleric is still a key figure in a company that holds an Ofcom-approved licence for Peace TV.

    Now, the broadcasting watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the satellite channel, broadcast in English and Urdu, after receiving a complaint from a viewer over its extremist messages.

    Programmes on Peace TV have included praise for “mujahideen” fighting British troops in Iraq, labelled Jews as an “enemy of Islam” and made claims about the 9/11 terror attacks being an “inside job”.

    Conservative MP Patrick Mercer, former shadow minister for security, said: “The Home Secretary dealt with Naik extremely effectively. I think she will be furious to discover he still has a licence to spread his poison on satellite television. Ofcom should revoke it immediately.”

    Naik was banned from entering the country after it was judged that his presence was “not conducive to the public good”.

    The decision, later upheld by the High Court, was based on a sermon the Mumbai-based preacher had posted on the internet during which he said “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.

    Naik has also been filmed saying: “There are many Jews who are good to Muslims, but as a whole the Koran tells us, as a whole, they will be our staunchest enemy.”

    During the court case, lawyers for the Home Office also suggested that Naik’s sermons broadcast in India acted as inspiration for the terrorists behind the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

    In his appeal against Ms May’s decision, held last November, the cleric’s lawyers revealed Naik was director and chairman of Universal Broadcasting Corporation Ltd, a company registered in Britain.

    UBCL owns a subsidiary firm, Lords Production Ltd, which has held the broadcasting licence for Peace TV since 2007. In a further twist, the High Court papers name Naik as the chairman of a charity, the Islamic Research Foundation International, which appears to provide funding for Peace TV.

    Latest accounts lodged with the Charity Commission show IRF received £1.5 million in donations in 2009; of which £1.25 million was used to “support Peace TV”. Under Naik, who is founder and president of the channel, it has broadcast a range of anti-Semitic and anti-Western programmes. Hannah Stuart, of the Centre of Social Cohesion, said: “Zakir Naik has been excluded from the UK – to allow him to continue broadcasting here makes a mockery of that decision.”

    An Ofcom spokesman said: “We are in the middle of an investigation about Peace TV. Ofcom will not tolerate extremism on British television, and transgressors will be dealt with.”

    A Peace TV spokesman said: “We have received no complaints in the last two years. As far as we are aware there is no Ofcom investigation. We are currently appealing Theresa May’s decision in the Court of Appeal.”

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23922530-banned-hate-preacher-still-broadcasting-to-british-tv-after-jews-are-enemy-of-islam-claim.do

  • Dr. Zakir Naik says wife bashing is allowed in Islam but you are allowed to beat her lightly with a stick like tooth brush (Muswak used in India). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atL7Gkc0goA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGAZ9SicI50 He thinks all the people who listen to him are senseless.

    ——

    See Zakir Naik converting people to Islam in Mumbai:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhEfkLLjKF8

    Can any non-Muslim do the same public conversion of Muslims on TV in Pakistan and stay alive?

    The Muslims form the backwards underclass in many countries of the world.

    A Muslim has no constitutional discrimination in becoming even the Prime Minister of India. In Pakistan it is against the constitution for a non-Muslim to become the Prime Minister.

    http://www.viewpointonline.net/islamists-secularist-hypocrisy.html

  • Muslim hate-monger Zakir Naik banned from Canada

    Published on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:34
    Written by John Draper
    Hits: 2171
    Last week he was banned from England and for the same reasons, he has now been banned from visiting Canada. He had been invited to speak at a conference in Toronto which is supposed to help Muslims renew their connection to the Qur’an. Naik is a prominent speaker in India and is a medical doctor so adds Dr. to his name – adding some legitimacy to his trashy teachings.

    He is a founder of the Muslim TV channel Peace TV which strives for a worldwide audience (via satellite) although it is based in India. Like many other institutions that add Peace to their name, they do anything but promote peace. Although their web site is out of date, it includes provocative condemnations of the “mainstream media” and calls Islam “the most misunderstood religion” and it “bears the brunt of misconceptions and hate propaganda.”

    http://www.cobourgatheist.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=749:muslim-hate-monger-zakir-naik-banned-from-canada&catid=8&Itemid=55

  • Molvi Shah Rukh Khan is one heck of an actor, his original intention was to succeed in Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan , but as he attended madrassa in his childhood, he was disqualified as bollywood never produced “Gay” movies. He decided to grow beard than and went to Saudi where he found many “fans” who loved his “kuchi DhaRi”. And he got his dream work set up in Mumbai….
    Molvi Shah Rukh Khan now runs a Kollywood in the heart of Mumbai.

  • Debate on “Sharia Law Negates Human Rights” in UCL London;

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTYrjFE6Rcg[/video]

  • What is this 2+2=3, 2+2=4 nonsense??? Is this the level of idiocy this hypocrite from India thinks he can fool rational people with? Why doesn’t he move to Saudi Arabia, instead of taking advantage of India’s secular constitution?

  • The poster of this post is big hypocrate than any hypocrate in the world lets build your temple inside Faisal masjid then pakistanis will biuld (bust) your asshole lets build pakistan

  • Taking advantage of human rights ideals of several secular societies (e.g., India, North American, Europe), Islamists aver to push the limits of their liberties and supremacist claims. Whenever, authorities in secular societies take some rare measure to protect secular values, Islamists decry such action calling it a discriminatory act and contradictory to the spirit of secularism. Islamists become champions of secularism when living in a non-Muslim majority country and hate this word back home.

  • Cultural integration is always a matter of controversy. We, musicians, are very often involved in these discussions. I can’t forget Daniel Baremboim, the famous conductor and pianist, and his efforts to incorporate both Palestine and Jewish musicians in a musical effort. I totally agree this is a matter of eternal discussion. Hopefully a peaceful one. I conduct piano lessons in London at my practise based in West Kensington, you can always try and take a look to my website and my students all coming from different, sometimes even contradictory backgrounds. http://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk