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

Pawan Durani pawan.durani at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 16:27:39 IST 2010

Javed ,

I am not subscribed to Peace TV....have never watched it , nor do I
know much about Zakir Naik personally.

Is it really Peace TV ....I do NOT know


On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Javed <javedmasoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great. So I hope you will also post messages that show "that
> particular" thought about other religions too (and not only Islam),
> since every wrong deed needs to be criticized and questioned. You
> didn't comment about the fact that Zakir Naik's TV channel is Peace TV
> and he advocates peace.
> Thanks
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> regards
>> Pawan
>> 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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