I’ve never advocated suicide bombing, claims Zakir Naik
MUMBAI: Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik on Friday addressed a press conference via Skype from Medina in Saudi Arabia, at which he dismissed as “misinformation” allegations that he advocated suicide bombings or inspired terrorists. He said he has always condemned suicide attacks as they lead to the deaths of innocent people, which is “anti-Islam”. However, he went on to say that suicide bombings can be used in some situations.
Naik, the subject of a police inquiry since it was reported that two of the terrorists who took hostages in Dhaka two weeks ago had drawn inspiration from his sermons, began the press conference by offering condolences for the victims of Friday’s carnage in Nice, France.
“I did not inspire any terror- “As per my plans
I will come back to the country next year. I was not supposed to come back to India this year, I have realised it is easier to answer queries on Skype or video conferencing...” ZAKIR NAIK ist. Suicide bombings targeting innocent people are condemnable,” Naik said, adding that his statements on terrorism and suicide bombings had been “doctored and tampered [with]”.
Zakir Naik addresses the media via Skype from Medina.