If your place of worship facilitates speakers who inculcate ill-will towards fellow beings, please speak up, it is a place to seek peace and not ill-will. Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples have all inadvertently allowed such men to speak. Save sanctity of the place.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Zakir Naik banned from Toronto conference

We applaud the Canadian move on banning hate speeches.

It is our duty to keep law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen. Hate is one of the many sources of disrupting the peace in a society and it is our responsibility to track down the source of such hate and work on mitigating it. We have an obligation to maintain a balance in the society. When we are at peace, we can generate peace and we can expect peace around us. Our words and actions should mitigate conflicts and nurture reconciliation and goodwill.

We must stand up and support free speech, but when it messes with the peace of the society, it is “free” no more, it ‘un-frees” people and slaves them to hate. A hate speech can create chaos and fear in the society as much as a man yelling in the crowd “Fire”. The issue must be of law and order.

If in fact Dr. Naik has said this non-sense, “There are many Jews who are good to Muslims, but as a whole, the Koran tells us, as a whole, they will be our staunchest enemy.” We condemn his statement without reservation.

God clearly and repeatedly says in Quraan that whether your are a Jew, Christian or otherwise, you are guaranteed a place in heaven provided you are good to fellow beings and your environment. That is the only requirment to earn the creator's grace; to be good to fellow beings.

He has a right to free speech, but not malign Islam with non-sense like this statement. Where the heck did he get his Islam from? Does the man understand Islam means peace? Does he understand that God is not prejudiced? It is men like him and a few who worked for the previous administration who chop up God into bits and pieces, your God v. my God.

Who wants a God that hates his own creation, he is reducing God to be his God, a bad guy and not beneficent and merciful God that adorns every chapter in Quraan. He does not get Islam right.

The overwhelming majority of Muslims show respect to all religions as the Prophet did, indeed, Muslims are forbidden to ridicule any religion.

I know I will be rebuked by a few right winger Muslims, so be it, I will not let any idiot make my faith or any one's faith to be misrepresented, and the universal God to be reduced to a God who tells bad things about his own creation? That is not Islam he is preaching. It is time we the moderates speak up and not twiddle our thumbs and let a few men get away from their non-sense.

Canada’s decision to ban Zakir Naik from Toronto conference is good news indeed. And I sincerely hope this will set the precedent to nail all the hate monger’s wearing masks of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and other religions. They are a nuisance; individuals like Gabrielle Bridgette, Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Derwish, Alan Dershowitz, Rod Parsely, John Hagee, Billy Graham Jr. and a whole lot more need to be analyzed for the hatred they breed. For a briefing on these men and women, please visit the blog: http://hatesermons.blogspot.com/

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker, writer, optimist, educator and an activist of Pluralism, Justice, Islam, India, Peace and Civil Societies. He is a conflict mitigater and a goodwill nurturer offering pluralistic solutions on issues of the day and is a frequent guest on the media. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/

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June 21, 2010
Controversial Muslim televangelist
Zakir Naik banned from Toronto conference

Kathryn Blaze Carlson
The National Post, Toronto
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/21/controversial-muslim-televangelist-zakir-naik-banned-from-toronto-conference/

An Indian Muslim televangelist who was banned from Britain last week for “unacceptable behaviour” will not be allowed into Canada to speak at an upcoming conference in Toronto, sources familiar with the situation have told the National Post.

Dr. Zakir Naik, who has said “every Muslim should be a terrorist” and that Jews are “our staunchest enemy,” was to headline next month’s Journey of Faith Conference — which is billed as one of North America’s largest Islamic conferences and is expected to attract upward of 10,000 people.

Dr. Naik, the Mumbai-based founder of Peace TV and a widely respected lecturer in India, has a laundry list of views that could have led to his exclusion from the U.K. and Canada, both of which require an Indian citizen to obtain a visitor visa.

The 44-year-old medical doctor recommends capital punishment for homosexuals and the death penalty for those who abandon Islam as their faith.

He has said that a man is within his right to beat his wife “lightly,” though in a July 2009 YouTube video he cautioned against hitting her on the face or leaving a mark. The “Keep Zakir Naik Out of Canada” Facebook group, which was launched over the weekend, also points out his view that western women make themselves “more susceptible to rape” by wearing revealing clothing.

Among the chief reasons, British Home Secretary Theresa May decided to quash Dr. Naik’s U.K. speaking tour later this month, however, were comments he made in a widely circulated 2007 video.

“If [Osama bin Laden] is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him … If he is terrorizing a terrorist, if he is terrorizing America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, I am with him,” said Dr. Naik, who has delivered hundreds of talks in India, Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East. “Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”

Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, said he and the congress have been informed that Dr. Naik will be “stopped at the airport,” and sources familiar with the situation confirmed Dr. Naik does not have a visa to enter Canada.

“We are very happy that government agencies, having been made aware of his statements, have taken this decision,” Mr. Fatah said, adding that he sent a mass email to federal MPs last week, warning them of Dr. Naik’s views. “We certainly don’t want hate-mongers to come here.”
“To me, the rules as to who can come into this country were written for this kind of person,” echoed Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress. “The comments are highly inflammatory, and highly provocative. When you put them together in one cauldron, you have a stew of hatred.”

Dr. Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai, was reached via email on Monday but would not comment on his pending visit to Toronto. In fact, Dr. Naik may not yet know that he is unwelcome in Canada, sources said.

In his email to the National Post, Dr. Naik pointed to a June 20 statement regarding the “overzealous and islamophobic exclusion order” issued by the U.K. The statement seeks to clarify his comments, which the foundation argues were “taken out of context.”

The Journey of Faith Conference is chaired by Imam Saed Rageah, whose Toronto mosque, the Abu Huraira Centre, made headlines last fall after a group of young worshippers vanished and were feared to have joined a Somali militant group. Imam Ragaeh declined an interview request yesterday, but passed along a web video via email of Dr. Naik defending his comments and promising to challenge the U.K. ban.

According to the Journey of Faith event website, the “hope” of the July 2-4 conference at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre is for Muslims to “renew their forgotten relationship” with the Quran. As of last night, the site still listed Dr. Naik as a featured speaker.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada declined to comment on the case yesterday, citing the Privacy Act.
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13 comments:

  1. I am a Muslim and I salute both British & Canadian governments from banning Zakir Naik. This man has also been condemned by Muslim Scholars in India for his ignorant remarks on history of Islam.

    I was shocked to see the protest statement from Muslim Council of Britain. I feel MCB must be scrutinized seriously and even dissolved. It does not serve the interests of all Muslims as it claims and condones hate preachers.

    Yes to the British & Canadian stand!

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    1. Did u think those that condemned him are truly Muslims,if that is true they are Muslims did believe that if so u are not a good Muslim.

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    2. Did you believe it that.if so u are not a good Muslim.

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  2. Some of Zakir Naik's teachings against Islam, no wonder he got banned and recieved many fatwas.

    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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  3. Zakir Bhai has been quoted out of context by the brits. Even if we assume for a moment that he said those things wayback in 2006. The British govt has decided to invoke the ban after 4 years(wow). So much for jet age and time travel etc. Its nothing but hypocrisy, Where is the so called FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION During the recent US elections a high ranking bishop in US Fervently quoted” America has a mission and it is to crush Islam” ironically that bishop was sharing the dias with John McCain. Is this not terrorism, is this not inciting and fermenting trouble and causing mayhem. There are numerous speeches of Israeli serving ministers spewing venom and hatred against Arabs and Muslims. Are these peaceful speeches in any way.
    In early nineties Benny Hill a Christian missionary from US made rude remarks against Hindu religion and upset the whole Hindu community and yet he was allowed in India.
    The TRUTH is, this is an orchestrated campaign by the west to malign Islam and Muslims. A futile effort to engage & keep Muslims busy in trivial matters. Propaganda to project Muslims in bad light. First it was cartoons, minaret ban, offensive novels & films, burkha ban etc. Now the west is changing gears of banning Muslim individuals.
    Bernard shaw professed that Islam is the only capable religion that would rule Europe in the next 100 years. That prophecy is coming true. People are reverting back to their religion of the creator in hordes. This is causing sleepless nights to Europe & Vatican .Hence all this hue and cry. Zakir Naik has literally exposed the Christian clergy of their inability to know the truth about their own religion leave alone Islam. Many a times Christian debaters have been found wanting of genuine answers posed by Muslim debaters. In fact it is a known fact that many a times Muslim scholars have educated the Christian priests about some facts in bible. A lot of Christian priest are themselves unaware of what is in the bible.
    A lot of queries by sincere and innocent Christian masses goes unanswered, the priests try to cover up their ignorance saying, DON’T ASK, JUST FOLLOW. This is what is leading to hordes of sincere Christians in pursuit of true faith to adopt and embrace Islam as Islam has all the answers to all the questions. But TRUTH shall prevail & Falsehood shall vanish as Almighty God is the BEST OF PLANNERS

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  4. find all of zakir naik's quotes on video...
    http://zakirnaikexclusion.com/

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  5. Honestly i am very much ashamed of my self when i read some comment of some so-called muslim condeming their fellow muslim brother,simply because he alter some words which does not go down the trought of the enemies of islam.and thus they ban him from entering their country,it is very unfortunate that a muslim will be very happy that his fellow muslim brother is banned from entring a country in other to spread the truth about islam.I based in Nigeria and i watch peace tv almost every.and also i watched this particular lecture that generate this problems.but honestly i could'nt believe that those statement could be misinterpreted to mean violence.i believe you all watch CNN.and you see how our fellow brothers and sisters are being killed almost on a daily base,the west and the hypocrite muslims do not called that a terrorism but refer to a common stament as a treat to peace.it is very unfortunate,i wept virtualy any day i see the palestinian women and children are being killed and always pray that when will the help of Allah come to them.may Allah guide us all to the straight path and may HE continue to protect his religion amin.

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  6. Forget being a religious guy and looking into his teachings..... i believe he is talkin nonsense even in an athiest's point of view (i am not an athies :) )

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  7. Dr zakir was the only one person who is changing the world rapidly,his teaching tough the heart,he defines the reason of life....he say nothing bad he fellows quran..i believe one day every person will know the true meaning of islam

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  8. zakir naik's all books is here.
    http://islaminonesite.wordpress.com/category/zakir-naik-books/

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  9. Dr.Zakir Naik has been quoted out of context, anyways people who have brains will not believe anyone unless they themselves inquire about the things.Anyone can go to his website and see all the speech videos. And i believe he is truthful and you cannot change Quran he says what is in the Quran. People who commit kufr or shirik are our enemies but Quran also teaches us don't trouble other people(non muslims),live with peace and harmony, they are enemies in the sense that we should not follow them in the kufr or shirk which they commit, not as in we should not talk or walk with them(non Muslims). And i will suggest here every one(Muslims and non Muslims) go and read Quran. Muslims read it as their Holy Book and non muslims can read it as any ordinary book. I believe its time that every one should read Quran in their language so that they understand it ,and know why is it the most talked about book in the world.
    Thank you
    regards to all

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  10. Zakir naik is a moron.

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