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10 key points from Zakir Naik's Skype interaction with the media

Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik On Friday Held Press Conference Via Skype To Claim Allegations Against Him Are Baseless. Here Are 10 Key Points From His Media Interaction.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 15 Jul 2016, 12:19:25 PM

New Delhi:

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday held press conference via Skype to claim allegations against him are baseless. From condemning attack on France, where a truck ploughed through a crowd and killed more than 80 people, to alleging media trial in India, he spoke over several things.

Here are 10 key points from his Skype press conference:

1: I am a messenger of peace. I do not criticise any section of Islam, I may disagree on interpretations: Zakir Naik on fatwas against him

2: During introductory speech he condemned France attack, that killed 80 and injured over 100.

3: Zakir Naik also alleged media trials in India post reports in Dhaka.

4: Knowingly I have never met any terrorist, but if some people stand next to me take photographs, I smile. I don't know who they are: Zakir Naik

5: Zakir claimed suicide bombing where innocents are killed is haraam. But as tactic of war it is permitted say many scholars.

6: Media should be held responsible for altering my answers and misguiding people: Zakir

7: I challenge you to show me any unedited answer of mine where I have not condemned suicide bombing of the kind that is happening: Zakir Naik

8: Chapter 5, verse 32 Quran says killing innocents is crime. No scripture other than Quran says 1 innocent killed is killing humanity: Zakir Naik

9: No official government authority has approached us with any question. I have no problem with Indian government, police: Zakir Naik

10: All allegations against me are baseless and comes with no official confirmation: Zakir Naik

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First Published : 15 Jul 2016, 12:14:00 PM