After getting banned from entering the UK, Dr Zakir Naik has decided to challenge the the ban in Britain’s courts.
While giving an interview to Headlines Today, Dr Naik said that Islam is spreading fast in the western world including UK and USA, and the respective governments are well aware of the fact.
Dr Naik said that according to the statistics, Peace TV is the most popular Islamic channel while he is the speaker who gets the maximum number of viewers throughout the world. By banning his entry, the UK government wants to curb the spread of Islam, he added.
He said that the decision is more on political grounds rather legal as the UK government is aware of his speeches and that he is against any form of violence. The speeches were taken out of context and presented to the media as an evidence of promoting terrorism, he added.
Dr Naik, a 44-year-old Muslim scholar, was due to give a series of lectures in London and northern England but new Home Secretary Theresa May decided to bar him.
His decision came after he was banned from entering the UK on the charges of making “inflammatory comments and unacceptable behaviour.”