Indian fugitive Zakir Naik’s presence at FIFA World Cup in Qatar draws flak
Indian fugitive and hate preacher Zakir Naik met Muslim Brotherhoods Omar Abdul Kafi who inspired the Stockholm bomber of 2010. Naik, who is currently in exile in Malaysia since 2017, has been charged in India with hate speech, promoting enmity between groups, and money laundering.
“Zakir Naik before reaching FIFA venue Qatar met the Muslim Brotherhood’s hate-preacher Omar Abdul-Kafi, who inspired Stockholm suicide bomber Taimur Abdulwahab. Previously, Kafi termed 911 attacks as a “comedy film”, and also gave sermons to eliminate Jews,” Zahack Tanveer said in a tweet.
— Zahack Tanvir (@zahacktanvir) November 20, 2022
Qatar inviting controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to give religious lectures during the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Doha has not gone down well with many people in India.
“They share his venomous and violent version of Islam; such perverts damage their respective religions. The terrible decision of the Qatar regime, its FIFA World Cup is not an ‘Ijtima‘ where Zakir Naik may be asked to speak. Even there he shouldn’t be invited,” noted historian Irfan Habib tweeted.
They share his venomous and violent version of Islam, such perverts damage their respective religions. Terrible decision of the Qatar regime, its FIFA World Cup not an Ijtima where Zakir Naik may be asked to speak. Even there he shouldn’t be invited. https://t.co/xGglwVqlTx
— S lrfan Habib एस इरफान हबीब عرفان حبئب (@irfhabib) November 21, 2022
“Hate preacher Zakir Naik, a supporter of Al-Qaeda & wanted in India for terror activities, is Qatar’s official guest at FIFA World Cup. How can you allow the world’s top sports platform for a terror sympathizer who openly calls for jihad/ violence against non-Muslims?” tweeted former sportsman Major Surendra Poonia.
Naik’s arrival in Qatar was announced on Twitter by Faisal Alhajri, a host for Qatar’s state-run sports network Alkass.
“Preacher Sheikh Zakir Naik is present in Qatar during the World Cup and will give many religious lectures throughout the tournament,” Al Arabiya News quoted Faisal Alhajri as saying on Twitter on Saturday.
[With Inputs from IANS]
PGurus is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with all the latest news and views
For all the latest updates, download PGurus App.
- Assam CM Himanta’s wife sues Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi for defamation - September 23, 2023
- Nijjar took training in Pakistan, backed terrorist activities across India: Fresh Intelligence report - September 23, 2023
- India embarks journey to become semiconductor hub; Micron begins construction on $2.7 bn chip assembly and test facility - September 23, 2023