Zakir Naik banned from entering UK to lecture on freedom of expression

The UK has banned Islamic speaker Dr Zakir Naik from entering the country, preventing him from giving a series of lectures in Sheffield and northern England on ‘Freedom of Expression: An Islamic Perspective’.

Dr Naik recently presented a series of lectures in the Maldives at the invitation of the Ministry for Islamic Affairs. One session in particular made headlines when Naik was confronted by a self-declared apostate, who later reconverted to Islam after two days of counselling in police custody.

News agency Reuters reported that Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May had barred Dr Naik from entering the country because “numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behavior.”

“Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right, and I am not willing to allow those who might not be conducive to the public good to enter,” she said.

The UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Ministry sources as saying the decision to refuse entry to Dr Naik was based on footage in 2006  in which he appeared to endorse terrorism against the United States: “If he [Osama Bin Laden] is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist … I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist,” Naik says in the clip.

Naik has argued that these comments were taken out of context, and has since issued a statement saying he “unequivocally condemns acts of violence including 9/11, 7/7 and 7/11 [the serial train bombing in Mumbai], which are completely and absolutely unjustifiable on any basis.”

The Telegraph also claimed Dr Naik had said Western women made themselves “more susceptible to rape” by wearing revealing clothing.

“Western society has actually degraded (women) to the status of concubines, mistresses and social butterflies, who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers,” the paper quoted him as saying.

One of the topics of Dr Naik’s planned speeches in the UK was ‘freedom of expression’, and the decision to deny him entry to the country has sparked vigorous debate in the UK among civil rights campaigners.

The Muslim Council of Britain has also expressed “grave concern” over the decision, with Secretary General  Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari stating that “this exclusion order demonstrates the double standards practised by the government concerning freedom of speech. While preachers of hate such as Geert Wilders are free to promote their bigotry in this country, respected Muslim scholars such as Dr Naik are refused entry to the UK under false pretences. It is deeply regrettable this is likely to cause serious damage to community cohesion in our country.”

A spokesman for Dr Naik told the BBC that the Home Ministry’s decision was “deeply regrettable” and that the UK had “bowed to pressure” from “certain groups” to exclude him.

He said Mr Naik had been holding talks in the UK for 15 years and the decision to bar his entry was “disappointing.”


68 thoughts on “Zakir Naik banned from entering UK to lecture on freedom of expression”

  1. @Hani

    You seem to be very proud of the West!

    We go to them to seek knowldege just as they went to Muslim lands to seek knowledge! We don't go to them to learn Islam!

    It is Islam and the Muslims who revived and spread the dying Greek and ancient Inidan knowledge to the West and the whole world!

    Before Muslims the West tried hard to decipher the Greek and Indian books but the more they read the more confused they became as if in a maze. IT ALL SEEMED GREEK TO THEM!

    The KEY that opened the hearts of Muslims was ISLAM. It was a divine gift with certain responsibilities which was lacking in the West. How could they have suceeded without the KEY!

    Without Muslims all those knowldege would have succumbed to DUST and RUST!

    At least don't forget to thank them, Muslims, while you ride the high horse!

  2. Muaz MZ. I wonder if you have viewed the film Fitna. It looks as though you haven’t. All it has are film clips of Islamic preachers using verses of the Quran to incite people into violence and other film strips that show the result of the ensuing violence. Geert Wilders didn’t have to say a thing because the Islamic preachers said it all. It also showed an Arab television station interviewing a 3-year old girl who was made to say that she hated Jews because they are apes and pigs

    So who are the racists and hate-mongers, Muaz MZ? I am not sure why you think the British immigration authorities should ban people from entering the UK because an Islamic country has issued a death warrant against them. Geert Wilders is an EU national and as such has an absolute right to enter the UK. He does not need any immigration clearance. He is a Dutch member of parliament and very likely to become a minister in the next cabinet in the Netherlands. Dignitaries of his standing receive tax-payer funded protection as of right. Do you know why Israeli officials cannot be issued with arrest warrants? That is because they have committed no crime and they are officials who have diplomatic immunity. You and your terrorist friends may call these dignitaries war criminals and racists but that doesn’t make them war criminals and racists. Muaz MZ, what do you mean by “Please educate yourselves and your friends. UK government is not a secular government anymore”? My dear fellow, you are out of your depth when you write these things about such a sophisticated country as the UK. Great Britain has no constitution and yet it is the epitome of constitutional government. In theory it is still not a democracy because there is no law in the UK that says it is. The Queen can dissolve parliament, dismiss her ministers and declare war on a foreign power by issuing an Order-in-Council but she would not do that because of age old custom. So the UK is a democracy because of its beautiful heritage; not because of any laws. The Queen is still the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and all the bishops of the Church of England, of Wales and of Ireland are members of the House of Lords and of the Privy Council. To that extent it is still governed by religious law. The highest court in Guernsey is still called the Ecclesiastical Court of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Do you know what it means, Muaz MZ? It means that the United Kingdom is not secular in theory and I or any of my friends here don’t have to educate ourselves of that fact. We already know so. In practice, however, the UK is the supreme example of religious tolerance and secularism. Have a look around when you find time to get out of that mosque in KL and fly to the UK. There are Catholic churches, non-conformist protestant churches, synagogues, gurduwaras, mosques, mandirs, wiccan circles and so on and people have absolute freedom to worship in any of these or not to worship at all. So dear old chap, educate yourself, your mullahs and your friends. By the way, Sir Salman Rushdie is a knight of the realm and a citizen of Great Britain. It is a legal obligation of the Government in decent countries like the UK to protect its citizens.

  3. The following article is extracted from an excellent analysis of the New World Order by author Ken Adachi which can be found at

    The term New World Order (NWO) has been used by numerous politicians through the ages, and is a generic term used to refer to a worldwide conspiracy being orchestrated by an extremely powerful and influential group of genetically-related individuals (at least at the highest echelons) which include many of the world's wealthiest people, top political leaders, and corporate elite, as well as members of the so-called Black Nobility of Europe (dominated by the British Crown) whose goal is to create a One World (fascist) Government, stripped of nationalistic and regional boundaries, that is obedient to their agenda.

    Listen to the Zionist* banker, Paul Warburg:

    "We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent." (February 17, 1950, as he testified before the US Senate).

    Their intention is to effect complete and total control over every human being on the planet and to dramatically reduce the world's population by two thirds. While the name New World Order is the term most frequently used today to loosely refer to anyone involved in this conspiracy, the study of exactly who makes up this group is a complex and intricate one. For further research sources, please see the side bar on the left.

    In 1992, Dr John Coleman published Conspirators Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300. With laudable scholarship and meticulous research, Dr Coleman identifies the players and carefully details the New World Order agenda of worldwide domination and control. On page 161 of the Conspirators Hierarchy, Dr Coleman accurately summarizes the intent and purpose of the Committee of 300 as follows:

    "A One World Government and one-unit monetary system, under permanent non-elected hereditary oligarchists who self-select from among their numbers in the form of a feudal system as it was in the Middle Ages. In this One World entity, population will be limited by restrictions on the number of children per family, diseases, wars, famines, until 1 billion people who are useful to the ruling class, in areas which will be strictly and clearly defined, remain as the total world population.

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    Why the Conspiracy is Unknown
    The sheer magnitude and complex web of deceit surrounding the individuals and organizations involved in this conspiracy is mind boggling, even for the most astute among us. Most people react with disbelief and skepticism towards the topic, unaware that they have been conditioned (brainwashed) to react with skepticism by institutional and media influences. Author and de-programmer Fritz Springmeier (The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines) says that most people have built in "slides" that short circuit the mind's critical examination process when it comes to certain sensitive topics. "Slides", Springmeier reports, is a CIA term for a conditioned type of response which dead ends a person's thinking and terminates debate or examination of the topic at hand. For example, the mention of the word "conspiracy" often solicits a slide response with many people.

    What most people believe to be "Public Opinion" is in reality carefully crafted and scripted propaganda designed to elicit a desired behavioral response from the public. Public opinion polls are really taken with the intent of gauging the public's acceptance of the New World Order's planned programs. A strong showing in the polls tells them that the programming is "taking", while a poor showing tells the NWO manipulators that they have to recast or "tweak" the programming until the desired response is achieved.

    The NWO Modus Operandi
    The NWO global conspirators manifest their agenda through the skilful manipulation of human emotions, especially fear. In the past centuries, they have repeatedly utilized a contrivance that NWO researcher and author David Icke has characterized in his latest book, The Biggest Secret, as Problem, Reaction, and Solution.

    The technique is as follows: NWO strategists create the Problem - by funding , assembling, and training an "opposition" group to stimulate turmoil in an established political power (sovereign country, region, continent, etc.) that they wish to impinge upon and thus create opposing factions in a conflict that the NWO themselves maneuvered into existence. In recent decades, so called opposition groups are usually identified in the media as 'freedom fighters' or 'liberators'.

    At the same time, the leader of the established political power where the conflict is being orchestrated is demonized and, on cue, referred to as 'another Hitler' (take your pick: Saddam Hussein, Milosevic, Kadaffi, etc.). The 'freedom fighters' are not infrequently assembled from a local criminal element (i.e. KLA, drug traffickers). In the spirit of true Machiavellian deceit, the same NWO strategists are equally involved in covertly arming and advising the leader of the established power as well (the NWO always profits from any armed conflict by loaning money, arming, and supplying all parties involved in a war).

    The conflict is drawn to the world stage by the controlled media outlets with a barrage of photos and video tape reports of horrific and bloody atrocities suffered by innocent civilians. The cry goes up "Something has to be done!" And that is the desired Reaction.

    The NWO puppeteers then provide the Solution by sending in UN 'Peace Keepers' (Bosnia) or a UN 'Coalition Force' (Gulf War) or NATO Bombers and then ground troops (Kosovo), or the military to 'search for Weapons of Mass Destruction', which of course are never found. Once installed, the 'peace keepers' never leave. The idea is to have NWO controlled ground troops in all major countries or strategic areas where significant resistance to the New World Order takeover is likely to be encountered.

    Who is the NWO?
    The corporate portion of the NWO is dominated by international bankers, oil barons and pharmaceutical cartels, as well as other major multinational corporations. The Royal Family of England, namely Queen Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor, (who are, in fact, descendants of the German arm of European Royalty - the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family - changed the name to Windsor in 1914), are high level players in the oligarchy which controls the upper strata of the NWO. The decision making nerve centers of this effort are in London (especially the City of London), Basel Switzerland, and Brussels (NATO headquarters).

    The United Nations, along with all the agencies working under the UN umbrella, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), are full time players in this scheme. Similarly, NATO is a military tool of the NWO.

    The leaders of all major industrial countries like the United States, England, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, etc. (members of the "G7/G8" ) are active and fully cooperative participants in this conspiracy. In this century, the degree of control exerted by the NWO has advanced to the point that only certain hand-picked individuals, who are groomed and selected are even eligible to become the prime minister or president of countries like England, Germany, or The United States. It didn't matter whether Bill Clinton or Bob Dole won the Presidency in 1996, the results would have been the same. Both men are playing on the same team for the same ball club. Anyone who isn't a team player is taken out: i.e. President Kennedy, Ali Bhutto (Pakistan) and Aldo Moro (Italy). More recently, Admiral Borda and William Colby were also killed because they were either unwilling to go along with the conspiracy to destroy America, weren't cooperating in some capacity, or were attempting to expose/ thwart the takeover agenda.

    The NWO's Role in Shaping History
    Most of the major wars, political upheavals, and economic depression/recessions of the past 100 years (and earlier) were carefully planned and instigated by the machinations of these elites. They include The Spanish-American War (1898), World War I and World War II; The Great Depression; the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; the Rise of Nazi Germany; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the 1989-91 "fall" of Soviet Communism; the 1991 Gulf War; the War in Kosovo; and the two Iraq wars. Even the French Revolution was orchestrated into existence by elements of the NWO.

    The instigation of a trumped-up war as a cover for amassing fortunes which can be dated back to at least the 12th Century when only a core group of nine members of the Knights Templar, kicked off the The Crusades that lasted for over a century and a half.

    The core group mentioned above have been reported as being the military arm of a secret society known as the Priory of Sion, but this has been proven to be a hoax,

    In 1307, the king of France, Philippe the Fair, coveted the wealth and was jealous of the Templars' power. The French king set out to arrest all the Templars in France on October 13. While many Templars were seized and tortured, including their Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, many other Templars (who had been tipped off) escaped. They eventually resurfaced in Portugal, in Malta (as the Knights of Malta) and later in Scotland as The Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, with Albert Pike playing a key role in defining a plan for establishing a world government.

    The acquisition and consolidation of ever greater wealth, natural resources, total political power, and control over others are the motivating forces which drive the decisions of the NWO leaders. The toll in human suffering and the loss of innocent lives are non issues for these individuals.

  4. Where is India in all this. Why are they allowing this evil man to spread his evii around the world.

  5. @Wine Lover

    You have written a huge ESSAY on 21st Jun 2010 4:54 PM, when you just wanted to say ONLY this much:

    See! How easy it is to say all that in a few WORDS!

    Here is the verdict: NO!

  6. heck:

    Islam USED to be great. That's back when Muslims used to be welcoming, inquisitive and tolerant.

    Now it's in shambles thanks to close minded fools who think it's either us or them.

  7. heck on Mon, 21st Jun 2010 8:07 PM. Bigoted verdicts that run into several pages have been overturned. Nelson Mandela's imprisonment comes to mind. When that verdict was overturned the whole system that said “no” came crumbling down at his feet. So I am not intimidated by your arrogant, one word verdict.

  8. @hani:

    This shows how ignorant people really are. Islam was great, is great and will be great. You cant blame Islam for the actions of its followers.

    What principal of Islam is unwelcoming or intolerent?

    The relal problem is the lack of your knowledge of Islam.

  9. islam is the fastest growing religion in this world... And all the english coutry are jealous of islam popularity ..thats why britain scared frm our renound schlor dr zakir naik ... Well dr naik sir we are with inshahallah you will this case ..with british goverment.. All the muslim in this entire world is with you....

  10. Zakir naik is the biggest joke of the time. did you see his "friendly message" with regards to this. one cheap guy (paid by Zakir just for the show) asks questions raised by Home secretary and zakir being the hypocrite he is, twists and turns what he said and replies (that only can be satisfiable to ignorant).
    he is unaware of his gigantic ego and does not hesitate to indicate he enjoys the power, authority and fame he has. uh,.its so frustrating this kind of scammers appear to be real honest and can delude masses that are in need of a leader. masses that are desperately waiting for a hero, a meaning in their bored, blank, miserable lives.

  11. HE IS BANNED from CANADA as well.

  12. 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


  13. @Canada

    He will be banned from more countries, BECAUSE the world has finally started to see the difference his lectures make on spreading ISLAM and revealing the FALLACY of all other concocted faiths, especially CHRISTIANITY!

    This is not a surprise. His Western critics CAN NO LONGER confront with his lectures by saying anything INTELLIGENT!

    So the only way left is to BAR him politically!

    This is proof of the moral DECADENCE of the Western societies !

    Nothing more to say.

  14. @Heck, you must be getting nervous that atheism is the fastest growing segment of the world population. People are starting to see the insanity of believing in sky fairies. Religion divides the world, it doesn't bring it together.
    Decadence of the west? hmmm I don't remember living in a palace like the Saudi royal family..spreading their evil Wahhabi version of Islam. What will Saudi do when the oil runs out? It's a little scary, all they will have is religious fanaticism.

  15. There are lot of crises in every field of life. The reason is that peoples are not honest. We need honesty in people, as in the present of dishonesty in people no counrty can develop. So Dr.Zakir Naik try to creat honesty in people so that world become a place of peace. If people do their job with honesty then there will be no crime, and not tear.



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