‘I have served defamation on ten media houses,’ says Zakir Naik


Islamic preacher Zakir Naik had given controversial speech just few days back.  

On Friday, he said that he has no plans of coming back to India. "I'm an NRI and am supposed to live outside India. I do not have plans of coming back till end of this year. I have schedules outside," said Naik.

While addressing media persons on Skype in Saudi Arabia, Zakir Naik said “I have never inspired terror activity and termed his controversial speeches as "doctored" or "blown out of context". In context of this matter, Zakir Naik has filed the defamation case against 10 media houses.

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Zakir alleged that, “Why should I come to India."For media trial? I can answer to allegations in a better way from where I am. I have served defamation on ten media houses. No investigating agency or officer has approached me till now.”

"I have again and again said that killing an innocent is like killing entire humanity. I condemn terrorism and also the attack in France though I am yet to get more information on it," said Naik.

When reporters asked him about one of his speeches that suicide bombing is permitted by Islam, Zakir said, "it is haram if innocent people are being killed. But, if suicide bombing is used as a tactic of war, then it may be permitted.”

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Naik further added, "Quran says I should not pass on anything without verifying. I do not know Osama well enough to say that he is a terrorist or not.”