Tag: Zakir Naik

Controversial Indian preacher not on Interpol red notice says Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says in reply to questions on the extradition request for the preacher by the Indian government. Malaysia faced internal and external pressure to deport the controversial figure who has been roaming the country freely, preaching and holding debates...

One million signatures campaign to fight against Zakir Naik extradition

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, president of the Malaysian Islamic Organisation of Consultative Council (Mapim), wants to get one million signatures to lobby for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to remain in Malaysia. The petition targets Muslims in Malaysia where Zakir has a large following and it...

Mahathir will bypass Interpol and not extradite controversial preacher Zakir Naik

Deporting Zakir Naik is not an option says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who says the controversial preacher fears he will get a fair trail in India. Malaysia has an extradition treaty with India which allows the country to restrain from extraditing a fugitive who...

Fiery Islamic preacher Zakir Naik stirs the hornet’s nest in Malaysia

  HE may not be globally famous as (the late) Osama bin Laden but wanted Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik has denied breaking any Indian laws and stated that he’s simply being targeted by the “enemies of Islam” because of his work. Naik is wanted in India...

Zakir Naik seeks Malaysian citizenship to meddle in local politics

After a short silence following the backlash over his 'political interventions' in Malaysia, so-called Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is back again. This time, he is officially seeking Malaysian citizenship, this according to a report by Press Trust India. Zakir who is wanted in India over money-laundering...

Zakir Naik’s Peace TV given acres of Putrajaya land?

Reports have it that embattled Islamist preacher-cum-political-speaker has been granted acres of land in the administrative city of Putrajaya. Zakir, who was looking for a location in Malaysia to rebuild his Peace Tv, was given the large swaths of land in Malaysia as part of...

EDITED: IRF calls out on Zakir Naik

Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, author of a long article entitled "Zakir Naik's Appeal and the Quagmire of Inter-Religious Relations in Malaysia" published on June 17, 2016, by Singaporean based interfaith group Left Right and Center creator Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, said he did not call for Islamic...

Isolated Malaysian PR Zakir Naik pits Muslims against Hindus?

With Islamic preacher Zakir Naik playing a bigger role in Malaysia's domestic affairs, every responsible citizen's are asking what's in it for Malaysia? Certainly, in the wake of a massive war of words that has been declared by both Zakir and the Hindu activist group...

Johor Sultanah calls for respect of non-Muslims in Malaysia

In a rare comment on the racial situation in Malaysia, the Johor Sultanah Raja Zarith Sofiah called for more kindness and respect to non-Muslim Malaysians. Raja Zarith Sofiah, the Permaisuri (Queen) of Johor Sultanate and a member of the Perak Royal Family, said – “Muslims...

On the run Zakir in illicit political meddling in Malaysia?

With the recent video uploaded on Malaysiakini showing controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik clearly indulging in a political 'debate' with a rowdy crowd in Kuala Lumpur, it raises many questions. Certainly after the announcement - after an attempt to cover up his status in Malaysia...