Zakir Naik: My Malaysia, My Sanctuary…

Zakir Naik with PAS, UMNO and Bersatu leaders…

 

13 June 2019

 

SCMP News @SCMPNews

 

Who is Zakir Naik, the Islamic televangelist India’s chasing, and Malaysia’s loathe to give up?

  • The colourful cleric is accused of using his satellite television channel Peace TV to encourage terrorism – and has been linked to the perpetrators of the 2016 Dhaka cafe attack
  • He has called for gay people to be executed and has called the September 11 attacks ‘an inside job’

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India has made a formal request to Malaysia to extradite the controversial Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik, who is wanted on charges of spreading extremism and money laundering.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Wednesday confirmed the request had been made and rejected suggestions by the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

this week that the 53-year-old preacher might be unable to get a fair trial if he returned home.

India has extradition arrangements with many nations. In the past, there have been numerous cases of successful extradition to India. The fairness of the Indian justice system has never been in question,” Kumar said.

Zakir, a certified medical doctor, has been living in Malaysia since 2016, having fled India amid accusations that he had helped radicalise a group of teenagers who carried out a terror attack on a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which killed 22 people.
India’s National Investigation Agency accuses the preacher, who founded the Islamic Research Foundation and the satellite television channel Peace TV, of using his speeches and lectures to encourage terrorism. Though Zakir denies the claims, both the foundation and the TV channel have been banned in India.
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3014370/who-zakir-naik-islamic-televangelist-indias-chasing-and

NDTV @ndtv

 

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largel Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency

 

Have Right To Not Extradite Zakir Naik, Says Malaysian PM: Report

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largel Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.

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KUALA LUMPUR: 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday said that his country has the right not to extradite controversial preacher Zakir Naik to India, since the fugitive evangelist claims he will not get a fair trial back home, according to a media report.

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largel Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.

“Zakir in general feels that he is not going to get a fair trial (in India),” Mahathir was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.

He compared the situation to Australia refusing to extradite former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar, who was sentenced to death in Malaysia in 2015 for killing a Mongolian model.

“We requested Australia to extradite Sirul and they are afraid we are going to send him to the gallows,” the prime minister said.

Zakir Naik was charged by the Enforcement Directorate in 2016 based on a National Investigation Agency FIR that was registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The probe agency had said last month that Zakir Naik received crores of funds in his and his trusts” bank accounts from unidentified “well wishers” over the years for his speeches that spread “hatred and incited Muslim youth” to take up terrorism.

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The Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Mumbai-based charity trust promoted and controlled by Zakir Naik, “allegedly received funds in the form of donations and zakat (a form of alms giving in Islam) from domestic as well as overseas donors from countries like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Malaysia among others,” the ED said.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/have-right-to-not-extradite-zakir-naik-says-malaysian-pmmahathir-mohamad-report-2051145

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