How’s Zakir Naik a threat? Perlis Mufti asks
"It's not unusual if they were from non-Muslim groups or kafirs (non-believers) who dislike preaches. However, what's unusual is if there are those professing themselves to be Muslims, but asking that the Muslim preacher who is famous for his oration be caught?
"What proof is there that he threatened? Is it because there were Hindus who converted to Islam (after attending Dr Zakir's talks), which made them so sensitive? Or are there other reasons?" Mohd Asri, popularly known as Dr Maza, wrote on his Facebook page today.
Though not naming anyone, Mohd Asri, known for his fairly balanced ideas of Islam, appeared to refer to a group of 19 human rights activists, who had filed a civil suit against the Malaysian government today, accusing it of failing to protect the country against the controversial televangelist.
The suit, among others, sought a government declaration that Dr Zakir was a threat to national security, called for a ban to prevent him from entering the country, and for him to be arrested and deported immediately.
Although the application called for an order for Dr Zakir to be arrested and deported, the group did not provide any proof that the Indian national was currently residing in Malaysia, save for his recent public appearances such as in Shah Alam and Perlis.
Although a fugitive in India, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed had previously said that the controversial Islamic preacher was free to travel in Malaysia because he was not on any security watch list here.
He has been reported by several Indian newspapers to be on the run to avoid prosecution in India for terrorism.Malaysia should not harbor a FUGITIVE that's all!
Zakir Naik has said that violence (jihad) is acceptable because it is written in the Koran!