Dhaka attacks: Why is Twitterati slamming preacher Zakir Naik?

Two of the five young militants who slaughtered 20 innocent people at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka confessed that they follow three controversial Islamists -- Anjem Choudary, Shami Witness and Zakir Naik.

Zakir NaikZakir Naik. Pic/YouTube

Zakir Naik is an Indian Islamic preacher who is considered as one of the controversial preacher from India. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), and founder of Peace TV channel, through which he reaches a reported 100 million viewers.

Twitterati took to Twitter to blame Naik for the Dhaka attacks.

Naik is banned in the UK, Canada and Malaysia. He is widely popular in Bangladesh through his Peace TV, although his preaching often demeans other religions including other Muslim sects and is among 16 banned Islamic scholars in Malaysia.

He is hugely popular in Bangladesh through his Peace TV although his preaching often demeans other religions and even other Muslim sects, the report said.

Naik, in his lecture in Peace TV has reportedly 'urged all Muslims to be terrorists'.

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  • peace lover08-Jul-2016

    Don't you watch Zakir's recent campaign in Malaysia? then how could you claim Zakir was banned from Malaysia. Biased news.Try to throw mud on Zakir's face?

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