[Reader-list] UK bans radical preacher Zakir Naik from entering UK

Pawan Durani pawan.durani at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 15:02:31 IST 2010

Dear Javed,

I appreciate your mail and your thoughts , however I would like to
clarify that I have nothing against any religion .

I am just anti the particular thought , which also made an entire race
of 7 lac homeless , who live as refugees since last 20 years.

It is just that particular thought process that I hate , which is
spreading like epidemic.

I hope I have made myself clear. We would need more people like you to
contain that particular thinking.



On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Javed <javedmasoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pawan, although I think Zakir Naik should be banned from entering or
> exiting from any where, but I don't think he ever said "every Muslim
> should be a terrorist". His channel is called Peace TV and he does
> talk most of the times about Islam being a peaceful religion (although
> I may not agree to most of what he preaches). But I think this
> Telegraph report is highly biased and wrong in quoting him this way.
> I think your food doesn't get digested until you have posted thirteen
> anti-Islam messages everyday. Eh?
> Javed
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "A radical preacher who claimed that “every Muslim should be a
>> terrorist” has been banned from coming to Britain,"
>> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7836557/Home-secretary-Theresa-May-bans-radical-preacher-Zakir-Naik-from-entering-UK.html
>> n her first major test of being tough on extremism, Theresa May, the
>> new Home Secretary, said she was banning Zakir Naik from entering the
>> UK.
>> Dr Naik, a 44-year-old Indian televangelist, had been due to give a
>> series of lectures at arenas in Wembley Arena and Sheffield.
>> The Home Secretary can exclude or deport an individual if she thinks
>> that their presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.
>> There had been speculation that Dr Naik would be allowed into the UK.
>> However Mrs May said she was excluding him because of the “numerous
>> comments” he made were evidence of his “unacceptable behaviour”.
>> This behaviour applies to anyone who writes or publishes material
>> which can “foment justify or glorify terrorist violence” or “seek to
>> provoke others to terrorist acts”.
>> Mrs May told The Daily Telegraph: “I have excluded Dr Naik from the
>> UK. Numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his
>> unacceptable behaviour.
>> “Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right and I am not wiling to
>> allow those who might not be conducive to the public good to enter the
>> UK.
>> “Exclusion powers are very serious and no decision is taken lightly or
>> as a method of stopping open debate on issues.”
>> Home Office sources said Dr Naik had been filmed on a website making
>> inflammatory comments such as “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.
>> He said: “When a robber sees a policeman he’s terrified. So for a
>> robber, a policeman is a terrorist. So in this context, every Muslim
>> should be a terrorist to the robber.”
>> He 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.”
>> In a web posting from 2006 he said: “Beware of Muslims saying Osama
>> Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them … we don’t know.
>> “But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the
>> enemies of Islam, I am for him. I don’t know what he’s doing. I’m not
>> in touch with him. I don’t know him personally. I read the newspaper.
>> “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 to have said suggested that western women make
>> themselves “more susceptible to rape” by wearing revealing clothing.
>> He reportedly said: “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”
>> Last night Patrick Mercer MP, the former chairman of the Commons
>> counter-terrorism committee, said: “This is really good news. It shows
>> that firm Government action can be taken against people.
>> "This is exactly the sort of man who we want to exclude from this country.”
>> Dr Naik has been named as the third most popular spiritual guru in
>> India and was judged in 2009 to be 82nd in a list of India’s most
>> powerful people.
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