Zakir Naik to legally challenge UK govt exclusion order

The BBC reports today that Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation – which is based in Mumbai, India – will be legally challenging the Home Secretary Theresa May’s decision to issue an exclusion order against him. Readers will recall that the Home Office issued an exclusion order against Naik two days ago following a right wing campaign to smear the popular Islamic speaker. Naik had been due to arrive in the UK yesterday to begin a tour that was set to draw huge audiences at arenas in Sheffield, Birmingham and London.  

The Home Office’s RICU operation issued a briefing note yesterday which stated the following:

‘There is no right of appeal against the Home Secretary’s decision to exclude from the UK. The decision is reviewed after no later than 3 years. Exclusions decisions can be reviewed in light of representations made by excluded individuals. Where an individual sincerely repudiates their views publicly and consistently over a period of time, an exclusion decision can be reconsidered – but this depends on all details of the specific case.’

It is a vivid demonstration of just how feverishly anti-Muslim the atmosphere in the UK has become in recent years that many of those who are the loudest defenders of freedom of expression mysteriously fall silent when it comes to Muslim speakers.

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4 Responses to Zakir Naik to legally challenge UK govt exclusion order

  1. noora says:

    Too true . Inshaallah he will win the case he is taken against the newspapers . These papers and journalists should be personally held responsible for what they publish . So many people and groups are being slandered and no action is being taken against them and what they are alleging can have grave consequences especially in this day and age.

  2. subodh pande says:

    I am surprised at your support of zakir Naik.If you listen to his speeches he is full of sarcasm and ridicule for other religions.
    In fact he is a swollen head semi-literate.I am glad his visit has been blocked
    skpande

  3. Shaik Azeem says:

    What ever Uk govg is doing is a stupidity thing, There are scared of people opting for correct religion and correct god that one and once Allah and These message would be Speard in correct way by naik….

  4. Sifar says:

    Dear friend,

    True-Islam and terrorism are antonyms, in fact Islam hates terrorism. Prophet Mohammed was a full fledged brave-warrior who stood against falsehood and he never resorted to any kind of terrorism or terrorist tactics that are similar to sudden bombing or fear-based torture even on his most deadliest enemies. Only the most deluded and the cowards will resort to terrorism as a retaliatory solution to any given problem. When Zakir Naik calls for the terrorizing of the terrorists, it is like calling for the raping of the rapists, it takes us to no solution.

    Zakir Naik justifies his definition of terrorism by saying that a thief is terrified by a policeman, and so a police man is a terrorist to a theif. This is wrong. A policeman is only terrifying the thief not terrorizing. A policeman only tries to imprison the thief, and if evidence is provided before the court, only then is corrective measures taken. A policeman is not a terrorist to a thief. Similarly there is no terrorism in Islam, even when against the real terrorist themselves. Prophet Mohammed was devoid of the least amount of terror. He did not even terrorize the very woman that poisoned him. People used to throw rubbish on his face, yet he was a man of great patience and forbearance and he won many a hearts. This is true Islam. Such a great man he really was!

    Prophet Mohammed will never use terrorism to fight terrorism, he always used the truth along with a brave army of companions to fight the infidels only in a war of reason, code and self-defense in the way of the Truth before Allah.

    Once Ali, companion of Prophet Mohammed was at war, and he got into a fight with a very dangerous criminal, he finally overcame him and sat on his chest to kill him. The opponent spat at his face. Ali at once left him. Seeing this the man was very much surprised and asked the reason. Ali said, “I was killing you for God’s sake but when you spat on my face, my sincerity was endangered because of the personal feelings of anger.” Hearing this the man immediately submitted and asked repentance to Al-God. Such was the honor and code that these men of Mohammed had, even at the crucial moments of war.

    Whereas terrorism is akin to a mad stupid man jumping from behind a bush, stabbing, bombing and shooting an unaware person at random to cause a state of fear all around. Mohammed will never support such cowardice. True-Islam and Terrorism are antonyms any day.

    Please to understand true Islam more… do visit this link
    http://iamstillzero.blogspot.com/2010/06/pseudo-scholars.html

    Cheers,
    Sifar

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