10 Times 'Islamic Preacher' Zakir Naik Proved That He Promoted Anything But Peace 07/07/2016 3:39 PM IST | Updated July 15, 2016 08:27 Adrija Bose Social Media Editor, HuffPost India REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER / REUTERS Dr. Zakir Naik, a world renowed Islamic scholar, delivers his speech in Srinagar September 7, 2003. Thousands gathered to listen to Naik who arrived in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to deliver his speeches and interact with Kashmiri Islamic scholars, during his three-day tour. REUTERS/Danish Ismail FK/FA Zakir Naik, the firebrand Indian Islamic preacher, who is banned in the United Kingdom, Canada and Malaysia for his hate speeches against other religions, is the latest headache for Indian security agencies. Naik has been in the news recently since his sermons are believed to have inspired two of the five terrorists, who hacked 20 people to death at a cafe in Dhaka, last week. On Wednesday, Minister for State, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that Naik’s speech was a “matter of concern” and that “agencies were working on it”. Rijiju also told reporters that India has good relations with Bangladesh, especially with regard to fighting terrorism, and said, “Terror can be defeated only through close coordination and by fighting together (against it).” The 51-year-old leader has long been a polarising figure in Mumbai. However, Naik can no more hold his public sermons in Mumbai that used to draw large crowds. The Mumbai cops have denied him permission since 2012, unnerved by what used to be said at these functions. Naik, a suave doctor who speaks fluent English, interspersed with Bambaiya Hindi, calls himself an Islamic preacher. However, he has never been popular with the Sunni and Shia clergy in Mumbai. In fact, he has more detractors within the Muslim community that outside it. Though the Mumbai resident runs Islamic Research Foundation and Peace TV, a channel, according to its website, dedicated to promotion of “Truth, Justice, Morality, Harmony and Wisdom for the whole of humankind,” his speeches don't really reflect any peace. Take a look at his speeches: 1. On why Muslims should become terrorists: “If bin Laden is fighting enemies of Islam, I am for him. If he is terrorizing America—the terrorist, biggest terrorist—I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist. The thing is that if he is terrorizing the terrorist, he is following Islam. Whether he is or not, I don’t know, but you as Muslims know that, without checking up, laying allegations is also wrong,” Naik said in this speech. Naik has repeatedly denied these statements, claiming that the said video was doctored. 2. On sex slaves: "If you do not have the means to marry, marry a slave woman and give her freedom.." He said this is what the Quran encourages. However, he said it can't work vice-versa. According to Naik, it can't work if a woman wants to do the same. Only a man has such rights. 3. Where, Naik spoke about how to beat one's wife 'gently': "If you have a son, and he wants to jump from the roof, you will admonish him." According to Naik, Allah has given permission to men to beat women. But, he says, men should beat their wives 'lightly'. "As far as the family is concerned, a man is the leader. So, he has the right," he says. 4. On why Islamic countries should not allow people of other faiths: "Propagation of other religions is prohibited. Even construction of any place of worship is prohibited," he said. Explaining why Islamic countries shouldn't allow people of other faiths to build their places of worship, Naik gives an example. He says he asks Non-muslims who they will pick as a teacher for their school, if there are three teachers-- The candidate who says 2+2=3, the one who says 2+2=6 or the one who says 2+2=4. "As far as religions are concerned, we (Muslims) know that only Islam is the true religion in the eyes of God. 5. Death penalty for people who leave Islam: According to Naik, in case, somebody wanted to convert to another faith, and leave Islam, then capital punishment was the most 'humane punishment' for him.