Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on July 15 claimed that he did not inspire any terrorist. Naik, who had cancelled his press conference this morning, spoke to reporters via Skype from Saudi Arabia where he had gone a religious tour.
“I did not inspire any terrorist, and I am a ‘messenger of peace’,” Naik said while speaking to media.
Condemning the Nice attack, the controversial preacher said I am willing to cooperate with the government. Let them approach me first.
Naik also claimed that his clips shown on TV were taken out of context.
The Maharashtra government has also investigated Naik’s preachings, which has made him come into newspaper headlines. Even Naik’s Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation was also under scanner amid allegations of funds received from foreign countries.
While this was so, Naik has been banned from entering Britain and Canada, even as Malaysia banned his sermons fearing they may inspire radicals.
Meanwhile, Naik said that he has been misquoted, when asked why he earlier blamed the US, while the entire world condemned Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks.