Zakir Naik, a gentle, rockstar televangelist, is dangerous as young Muslims may be swayed by his fundamentalist interpretations of Islam and justify victimhood and extremism, says Shekhar Gupta. Until renowned Pakistani commentator Khaled Ahmed mentioned his name to me, I did not even know someone called Zakir Naik existed. Ahmed was surprised that I didn't, in this conversation I think sometime in 2009 at a Track-II type conference, and said he was rising as a significant Islamic ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Pune: Defending controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh described Naik as a messenger of peace. Addressing media persons here on Friday, Singh dared the BJP-led Union government ...Sakaal Times, 2 months ago
'The prime minister should come out and say Zakir Naik is spreading hatred, Praveen Togadia is spreading hatred, Sadhvi Prachi is spreading hatred.''Only then will he be making a strong statement.''Respect the law of the land and let the law take its own course.''You cannot pressurise the investigating agencies just because some TV channels are crying hoarse against Dr Zakir Naik.' IMAGE: Activists of the Shia National Front protest against Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik in Lucknow, July 9, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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