The Bombay High Court has asked a public speaker on Islam to appear before the Vengurla police in Sindhudurg district and get his statement recorded in connection with a case registered there for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
Peace TV is one of the illegally broadcast foreign channels in India. In an answer to an unstarred question No. 1819 answered on 4/12/2102 in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting stated that “The content of (Peace TV) these channels is not conducive to the security environment in the country and poses a potential security hazard”.
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Zakir Naik's organisation, the IRF featured extensively on the website of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent and religious and political organisation of the notorious Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). A screenshot of Hafeez Saeed's Jamat-ud-Dawa website from 24th December 2008 shows a link to Zakir Naik 's IRF website.
Britain on Friday banned from entering the country an Indian preacher who has expressed radical views about Islam, including some that appear to justify acts of terrorism.
Conservative Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said she had barred Zakir Naik, a 44-year-old television preacher based in Mumbai, for inflammatory remarks he was known to have made in the past.
Inside the Indian Mujahideen safehouses raided in October, 2008, police found no evidence that traditional theological literature or the writings of the Tablighi Jamaat had influenced the group. Instead, they found pro-Taliban videos and speeches by Zakir Naik - a popular but controversial Mumbai-based televangelist who has, among other things, defends Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin-Laden.
A friend from that period tells TIME that Zazi became enchanted with the controversial Indian Muslim televangelist Dr. Zakir Naik, who preaches a wild mix of harsh Islamic rhetoric and unorthodox Muslim theology.
Drawn from the Students Islamic Movement of India and right-wing televangelist Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation, Sheikh’s clients travelled to Tehran on legitimate Indian passports and Iranian pilgrimage visas, before crossing through the Zahedan border into Pakistan.
Inspired by Islamists at a Flushing mosque, and his imagination fired by the Indian televangelist Zakir Naik, Afghan-born and Pakistan-trained Najibullah Zazi is alleged to have been preparing to set off several improvised explosive devices.
Meanwhile, investigators have told DNA that among the contact details of "curiosity" that they have found in the records of Headley from his Mumbai days are the numbers of Islamic Research Foundation. The Mumbai-based foundation, which owns the Peace TV, is headed by the controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
He is of the belief that Islamic states cannot allow non-believers to propagate their false religions - though they can, of course, freely practice their foolish tenets in the privacy of their own homes. When told that was a bit unfair when non-Islamic states allow Muslims to build mosques and proselytize, he simply says that it is because other religions are not certain of their faith so they allow Islam in.
Investigations into the 2006 serial bombings in Mumbai showed that top Lashkar-e-Taiba organisers Rahil Ahmed Sheikh and Zabiuddin Ansari often met at the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai’s Dongri area. IRF librarian Feroz Deshmukh, their contact there, turned out to be a key member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba cell which executed the bombings.
Intelligence sources also said they were probing the hand of a radical Islamic ideologue from Gujarat, Zakir Naik, and activists of the Ahl-e-Hadees militant group. According to a Kolkata police officer, there was enough evidence to prove that "anti-national, fundamentalist forces" were involved in Wednesday's rioting. "Had it been spontaneous, it would have spread across the city. It didn't happen because the trouble had been planned by a few who were bent on creating a disturbance. We will make arrests very soon," he said.
Zakir Naik's Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has proved to be a magnet for LeT-linked figures. Rahil Sheikh, a key LeT organiser who helped organise the Mumbai serial bombings, used a 2003 Ahl-e-Hadith convention addressed by Naik to recruit cadre. Sheikh's associate, Feroze Deshmukh, worked as a librarian at the IRF.