The folks at the Jewish Chronicle seem rather pleased by the UK government’s ban on Zakir Naik. In an article entitled ‘Hate Preacher banned from UK’ note also the following comment from the spokesperson at the Jewish defence organisation, the Community Security Trust:
“Zakir Naik is known for his derogatory attitude towards non-Muslims and he has an ambiguous attitude towards terrorism. The concern is that anyone should be wanting him here in the first place, particularly to address such large venues.”
“unequivocally condemns acts of violence including 9/11, 7/7 and 7/11 [the serial train bombing in Mumbai], which are completely and absolutely unjustifiable on any basis.”
That does not sound very ‘ambiguous’ to me, it seems very clear. And notice the very patronising and insulting remarks from the CST spokesperson addressed towards the tens of thousands of UK Muslims who were due to hear Naik speak at the arenas in Sheffield, London and Birmingham.