It is alleged that Zakir Naik has controversially urged ‘all Muslims to be terrorists. Due to this he is banned in UK and Canada for hate speech aimed at other religions. It is said that another Dhaka terrorist followed 2 suspected ISIS recruiters on Twitter
After it was reported that two of the seven terrorists who hacked to death 20 people at a Dhaka cafe on Friday were inspired by controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik, the government today said “we don’t ban individuals, we ban organisations.”
One of the attackers, suspected to be Rohan Imtiaz – the son of a politician of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League – posted a message on Facebook last year quoting 50-year-old Naik, a Mumbai-based doctor and an Islamic televangelist, the Daily Star reported.
Responding to the report, the home ministry said there is “no formal request” from Bangladesh for Zakir Naik. “We have to have evidence to produce before court for arresting him,” Minister of State Kiren Rijiju told