Dr Zakir Naik to challenge ban in UK court

After getting banned from entering UK, Dr Zakir Naik has decided to challenge the the ban in the UK court.


Express June 21, 2010

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."

COMMENTS (176)

Salaam | 11 years ago | Reply He is a Very Very Peaceful Person! Shame on you !
Danish Raza | 11 years ago | Reply Dr. Zakir Naik is a orator of Islam nobody cant stop him Because Allah support him and Inshallah we will spread Islam everywhere. One more thing is that we know our religion is true thats why we want to spread Islamm everywhere. UK and other countries neither stop our Activities to spread of Islam or nor crack down to us. We proud that we are Muslims
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