‘Acidic’ speeches of Islamic preacher being reviewed: Rajnath Singh

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The speeches by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik are being reviewed on CDs by top investigative officers, according to Union home minister Rajnath Singh. “We will not compromise on terrorism at any cost,” he added. 

Calling Islamic preacher Zakir Nayek’s speeches objectionable, the central government on July 8 said the home ministry will take an appropriate action against him only after studying his speeches.

Union information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu had made these remarks after saying, “Naik’s speeches are a matter of concern to us. The security and investigating apparatus are working in the case.”

Naidu’s remarks came a day after MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju said that action should be taken against Naik for making speeches which had allegedly made two of five Bangladeshi terrorists, Rohan Imtiaz and Nibras Islam, kill 22 people at a Dhaka restaurant.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an investigation against Zakir Naik.

According to CNN-News18, Fadnavis said, The Mumbai Police has been told to inquire against Nayek and probe his source of funding/donations, properties and submit a report soon.

“It is illogical to say that I promote terrorism. Not a single probing agency says that I promote terrorism. The MHA is welcome to go through all my speeches,” said Naik.

Naik, who is also president of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), said he never said that all Muslims should be terrorists.”