Digvijaya Singh faces flak for lauding Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

| Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 20:36
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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, facing flak for having dubbed controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik a "messenger of peace" in 2012, on Thursday said that if the Indian or Bangladeshi government found any evidence linking Zakir Naik to the Islamic State terror group, they should act against him.
Naik is under the scanner following revelations that two of the five young militants who massacred 20 hostages, including an Indian, at a popular cafe in Dhakha, Bangladesh on 1 July drew their inspiration from his pro-Islamic speeches. 
"If government of India (GOI) or the government of Bangladesh has any evidence against Zakir Naik's involvement with ISIS (Islamic State) they should take action against him," Digvijaya Singh tweeted. 
Singh's tweets came after an online video surfaced showing him at an event sharing the stage and a hug with Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, and at a conference in 2012 where he called the preacher a "messenger of peace."
"I have heard many times the name of Zakir Naik. I am happy to hear that he (Naik) is spreading message of peace all over the world," Singh said, praising the scholar in the controversial video.
The video was broadcast on Peace TV, which is run by Naik.
Reacting to the controversy, Singh in a tweet claimed that "the conference was for communal harmony and against terrorism. Also to explain that Islam is against innocents being killed."
Defending his presence alongside Naik at the event, Singh tweeted: "My speech at conference organised by Zakir Naik is being shown. I spoke against religious fundamentalism and appealed for communal harmony." 
On Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters that Zakir Naik’s speeches are a "matter of concern for us" and that government agencies "are working on this".
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said Naik's speeches are objectionable, and indicated that the government may take action against him.
"The Home Ministry will analyse everything," Venkaiah Naidu said.
Zakir Naik, founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is banned in the United Kingdom and Canada for his hate speeches aimed against other religions.

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Digvijaya Singh faces Flk

Why are medias picking on DIG Singh ?? After all, he is like Mango ( Aam) Man ( Admi) Party Leaders--- DOES NOT know what is he talking. As well, not only DIG Singh, but ALL congress jokes person/ leaders, toe the line of the " 1st family and their coterie. Obviously, Sonia Ghandy , Raul & Priyanka Ghandy, being daughter-in-law and grand children, respectively, of "naturalized Indian Muslim with invader/ Afgan gene "called Feroze Khan Ghandy" and coterie accordingly formed, like Kurshi Alam Khan, Soft spoken Alvi and Abdul Rasool Khan, who are same as Feroze Khan Ghandy and so, encouraging people like many Zakir was "WILLFUL" and out of " Sense of belonging" and NOT just for vote bank politics . Whether Indian or Italian Congress, above "sense of belonging only to Muslims", have spread to few political parties, having "congress" tagged to their party name, like NCP & TMC etc, who's leaders "Rush to Toilet", even IF a Muslim gets stomach disorder. Time to "quell" with IRON hand or even ROD, these sort of "terror preachers", traitors like Android Biwi, Micro soft Huby and those "blindly support" them, out of religious fanaticism. Any delayed action by GoI, situation will become uncontrollable, as even little educated Hindu, is frustrated with Muslims, who claim benefits as "minority" and commit "Majority" of crime, from smuggling > brothel> Extortion>Anti National activities >Terrorism!!

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