Zakir Naik, Islamic preacher, backs UMNO and PAS as Government (but the people chose PH)…

April 2016

Umno leaders welcome Zakir Naik’s proposal for PAS-Umno unity gov’t

The Umno leadership warmly welcomes international preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s urging for the Malay party to unite with the Islamic party PAS in a unity government.

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said that the call was significant as it came from someone without any vested interest.

“Maybe prior to this, PAS may not realise the merit of this unity. Maybe PAS thinks that the call which came from the Umno leadership is made out of self-interest.

“But Zakir said this and he has no personal and political interest in the matter. He spoke as an Islamic intellectual which looked at Islam’s interest, that is the difference,” he told Malaysiakini.

Tajuddin wants PAS to forget all the unfortunate history between it and Umno for the sake of Islam.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/338550

30 Jan 2017

Hindraf questions need to invite Zakir Naik for sermon

January 30, 2017

The NGO says the government must take into account national interests when inviting foreign preachers.
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PETALING JAYA: Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy has questioned the need to invite controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik to give lectures in Malaysia.

He said Hindraf was shocked to hear that Zakir, whose activities and properties are being investigated in India, has been invited to conduct Friday sermon at a masjid in Arau at the invitation of the Perlis mufti this week.

“What is the real motive of the government in harbouring him and encouraging his speeches in Malaysia?” Waytha asked.

Waytha said he was also waiting for the government to confirm whether Zakir had been given permanent resident status.

Earlier, the government had denied Indian newspaper reports that Malaysia had granted Zakir citizenship.

“Last month, Zakir visited the Al-Madinah International University (Mediu) in Shah Alam, which was also under investigation for radical teachings after two students were arrested on suspicion of being Islamic State recruits planning a terror attack locally.

“So, the government must state if it has taken into account national security interests in allowing Zakir to roam free in Malaysia,” Waytha said.

Zakir was reported to have attended the Al Khadem conference held in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 23.

Earlier last year, Zakir had given talks in various states, including in Terengganu, Malacca and Selangor.

Zakir was awarded the “Tokoh Maal Hijrah” award in 2013.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/30/hindraf-questions-need-to-invite-zakir-naik-for-sermon/

7 July 2016

Dhaka attack: Interfaith group says Zakir a bad influence

July 7, 2016

NGO leaders say the confessions by terrorist suspects that Zakir Naik influenced them proves they were right in protesting his presence in Malaysia in April.

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations against Dr Zakir Naik in the Dhaka attack by Bangladesh and India show that he has influenced terrorists with his messages, an interfaith group said.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) Deputy President RS Mohan Shan was quoted by the Malay Mail Online as saying wherever he went, Zakir was feeding young people with ideas that could lead to terrorism.

He urged Putrajaya to rescind Zakir’s Maal Hijrah award and ban him from speaking in Malaysia again.

“The Government said they want to give importance to Islam, we do not deny that. But we have other scholars and preachers who can come and give [good] thoughts on Islam, not the reverse where they disturb the harmony of the country,” he was quoted as saying.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/07/07/dhaka-attack-interfaith-group-says-zakir-a-bad-influence/

8h8 hours ago

Dhaka attack: Bangladesh, India investigate Zakir Naik via

6 July 2016

This Islamic preacher might have influenced one of the Dhaka terrorists. Now Indians want him banned.

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Now being watched by Indian intelligence agencies Amid row, calls IS ‘un-Islamic’

Amid Dhaka row, Zakir Naik calls IS ‘un-Islamic’

A follower of the late South Africa-based preacher Ahmed Deedat, Naik follows the former’s style of using English and technology to reach out to people ever since he set up the IRF in 1991.

Written by Kavitha Iyer | Mumbai | Published:July 6, 2016 5:24 am

Islamic scholar and televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, who is at the centre of a controversy after reports emerged that perpetrators of the Dhaka terror attack were inspired by him, has said that the term Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “un-Islamic”.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Naik (50), the Mumbai-based founder of the Islamic Research Foundation, condemned the Dhaka terror attack and said, “By using the name Islamic State, we are condemning Islam… They are the anti-Islamic state of Iraq and Syria that has killed innocent foreigners. The name is given by enemies of Islam.”

On the Dhaka attackers reportedly being inspired by his preachings, Naik, speaking over the phone from Mecca, said he has 14 million followers on Facebook, besides 200 million viewers of Peace TV in multiple languages, including Urdu, Bengali and Chinese. “The largest percentage of my Facebook followers are from Bangladesh. Ninety per cent of Bangladeshis would know me, including senior politicians, philanthropists, common men, students and more. Fifty per cent would be my fans. Am I shocked that the attackers knew me? No.”

This, however, does not mean that he endorses their methods, he said. Stating that a lot of people “come close to Islam” because of him, he said such people then listen to other speakers, including some who, in the name of Islam, misguide thousands.

“Such a person would be a hardcore fan of Prophet Muhammad. Does that mean Prophet Muhammad told him to kill people?” Naik asked, adding that the Quran explicitly states that when a person kills another, of any religion, “it is as though he has killed the whole of humanity”.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/amid-dhaka-row-zakir-naik-calls-is-un-islamic-2896422/

What is being taught in 10 days camp organised by Zakir Naik ??

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5 July 2016

Dhaka militants followed Zakir Naik, alleged IS recruiters

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 ― Two of the militants who killed 20 hostages in Dhaka, Bangladesh, had been social media followers of controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik and two suspected recruiters of the Islamic State (IS).

Bangladesh’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star reported yesterday that one of the killers, Rohan Imtiaz, posted on Facebook last year quoting Dr Zakir ― who did a tour in Malaysia last April and received an award from Putrajaya two years ago ― as “urging all Muslims to be terrorists”.

Another militant in the attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Nibras Islam, reportedly used to follow IS suspected recruiters ― Anjem Choudary and Shami Witness ― on Twitter in 2014.

Indian and Hindu groups in Malaysia had opposed the visit by Dr Zakir, who expressed support for Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in 2006 and said in a lecture that “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.

However, Putrajaya, Islamist opposition party PAS and some clerics had defended the Mumbai-based televangelist who speaks on the Peace TV broadcaster, with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi describing Dr Zakir as a “very wise man”.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dhaka-militants-followed-zakir-naik-alleged-is-recruiters?utm_content=buffer3481f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.pFBaR8Xe.3e7bHRv4.dpuf

When a foreign Islamist preacher from India interferes in Malaysian politics, that’s a real area of concern.

21 April 2016

While Najib warmly welcomes a foreigner who wants a PAS-UMNO government, he also complains about others (Mahathir?) asking for foreign intervention…

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Najib sad certain leaders soliciting foreign intervention in country’s affairs

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today lamented that certain leaders who once championed nationalism were now soliciting foreign intervention in the country’s domestic affairs.

“These people are willing to abandon principles, in fact, gamble away the nation’s sovereignty purely for their personal agenda,” the Prime Minister said in his latest post on his Facebook account.

Najib said there should be no foreign intervention in the country’s affairs as these could be managed and determined by the people themselves.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/najib-sad-certain-leaders-soliciting-foreign-intervention-in-countrys-affai?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.yqmdlO6z.dpuf

20 April 2016

Umno leaders welcome Zakir Naik’s proposal for PAS-Umno unity gov’t

The Umno leadership warmly welcomes international preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s urging for the Malay party to unite with the Islamic party PAS in a unity government.

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said that the call was significant as it came from someone without any vested interest.

“Maybe prior to this, PAS may not realise the merit of this unity. Maybe PAS thinks that the call which came from the Umno leadership is made out of self-interest.

“But Zakir said this and he has no personal and political interest in the matter. He spoke as an Islamic intellectual which looked at Islam’s interest, that is the difference,” he told Malaysiakini.

Tajuddin wants PAS to forget all the unfortunate history between it and Umno for the sake of Islam.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/338550

PAS split over Zakir Naik’s unity with Umno call

Shakira Buang

The PAS leadership are split over the proposal by international evangelist Zakir Naik for the Islamic party to unite with Umno in a unity government, with some dead set against it as decided by the party’s syura council, while others are still open to discussing the matter with the Malay party’s president Najib Abdul Razak.

Secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said in a statement that the party stands by its previous stand on the matter.

“PAS always holds to the Islamic principle of working together with others in mutual assistance in all good things and matters of faith.

Meanwhile, party deputy president Idris Ahmad said Zakir’s proposal was from the viewpoint of an outsider who does not understand the situation at hand.

“PAS’ stand is clear that the issue of an Umno-PAS unity government shall not come up and will not happen.

“That is his view as an outsider, and it is up to him (to say what he will).

“PAS do not need to unite with Umno, instead it is Umno members that need to join PAS,” Idris told Malaysiakini.

However, PAS dewan ulama chief Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh said the matter is still open for discussion with Najib.

“Have to ask him (Zakir). If it was Najib’s statement I will comment. But up to now we have no comment, we have to discuss with Najib first,” said Zawawi.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/338574

19 April 2016

BN-UMNO Ministers rush to be photographed with Zakir! To praise him…

Najib, KJ, Salleh Said Keruak….

Communications and Multimedia Minister Dr Salleh Said Keruak interacts with Dr Zakir Naik (Photo: Zakir’s FB)


Zakir Naik only banned in UK, Canada but welcomed everywhere else, organiser says

Zakir Naik issue is a godsend diversion for the defenders of 1MDB. Better than MH370. They now take a break while we bash each other

Right wing groups must trully be desperate. To employ a charlatan like Zakir Naik. $$ for a place in heaven.

Coalition govt of Umno and PAS, better for M’sia, says Zakir

Bernama     Published Today 8:29 pm

A coalition government of Umno and PAS will be better for Malaysia as it will propel the country forward and strengthen Islam, according to international Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik.

He said he was not suggesting for the two main Islamic political parties in the country to merge, but it would definitely be better if Umno and PAS could form a coalition government.

“I’m not saying that both parties (Umno and PAS) should make it as one party, but if they can make it, Alhamdulillah…(if not) you can keep your party, you can keep your identity, but when you have a coalition government, it should be a coalition of the Muslims.”

He said this to reporters here today after the recording of TV Al Hijrah’s talkshow ‘Persepsi’ programme, in which he appeared as guest panelist.

Dr Zakir, who is on tour of Malaysia to deliver religious talks, has been accused by several groups of jeopardising public order and touching on the sensitivities of the other faiths.

Over the past few days here, he had met with Prime Minister and Umno president Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister and Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as well as PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

Dr Zakir, who is from India, said he believed that these political leaders were willing to unite in forming the coalition government and if this happened, it would be wonderful for Islam.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/338446

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