New Delhi :
Facing heat over the hate speech that reportedly inspired one of the terrorists involved in the Dhaka attack, Islamic preacher Zakir Naik rebutted all the allegations and said he is totally against terrorism and the killing of innocent humans.
Naik is considered one of the most influential Salafi ideologues and his ideas have been severely criticised in India after the Bangladesh terror attack. Naik has been banned from entering UK, Canada and Malaysia for his radical speeches.
Let’s look at the 10 controversial statements of Zakir Naik:
1-According to Zakir Naik, Islam is superior to all other faiths. Non-Muslims should not be allowed to have places of religious worship in an Islamic country.
2-Muslims have the right to have sex with their female slaves.
3-Girls shouldn't be sent to schools where they lose their virginity by the time they pass out. Schools should be shut down and they should not be allowed to wear gold ornaments.
4-In the West, they are selling their daughters and mothers in the name of women's liberation.
5-Wife-beating in the Muslim world is not necessarily a bad thing.
6-Death by stoning for extra marital affairs is acceptable according to Sharia law.
7- Homosexuals should be killed.
8-Suicide attacks advised by clerics is not bad. He refuses to condemn Osama bin Laden and claims that 9/11 was an inside job.
9-Sania Mirza should dress modestly while playing. No Indian politician would like to send his daughter to play beach volleyball even if it becomes an international sport.
10-Muslim should seek help only from Allah and no one else, not even the Prophet - a belief which supports the Sunni view.