Action on me means action on Indian Muslims, warns Zakir Naik
New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in an open letter, said that if government will take any action against him, it will be deemed to be an action against 20 crore Muslims of India.
Indirectly calling himself the biggest name of his community, Naik wrote, “I realized some time back that if you've decided to target a community, you have decided to target a community, you have to first target the biggest name and the most popular figure of the community. If you can bring down and demonize this figure of the community, the rest becomes a cakewalk. That, I think, is what is happening."
What Naik wrote regarding Indian Muslims:
- If Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and I are banned, it will be the biggest jolt to the country's democracy of recent times.
- I do not say this is just for me but this ban will set a precedence of unspeakable injustices against the 20 crore Muslims of India.
- This is not just an attack on me; it's an attack against Indian Muslims and it's an attack against peace, democracy and justice.
Blaming media and government of running an agenda against him, Naik said that he is shocked the way media, system and the agencies are used by government.