New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is being investigated over his alleged inflammatory speeches, has now sought support from his followers through social media against what he calls his “media trials”.
“Tweet now #SupportZakirNaik from your Twitter account,” the Islamic scholar wrote on his Facebook page, which is managed and maintained by his organistaion – the Islamic Research Foundation.
Naik also introduced his new Twitter handle @drzakirofficial on his Facebook page.
“I, Dr Zakir Naik, Call upon all my Muslim Brothers & Sisters to Support me against the “Media Trials” and Let Justice Prevail,” Naik had tweeted.
I, Dr Zakir Naik, Call upon all my Brothers & Sisters to Support me against the "Media Trials" & Let Justice Prevail.#SupportZakirNaik
— Dr Zakir Naik (@drzakirofficial) July 9, 2016
In another tweet, Naik said: “I appeal to all people worldwide to work together on the causes, ways and solutions to eliminate TERRORISM FROM OUR MIDST.”
Zakir Naik has landed in a soup after it came to fore that his sermons allegedly inspired two of the July 1 Dhaka terrorists. Naik is believed to have cancelled his plans to return to India from his Saudi Arabia pilgrimage.
Naik, who runs a religious channel called Peace TV from Dubai, has been in Saudi Arabia with his family since June on a religious tour.
However, Bangladesh has now banned the telecast of his channel after the Dhaka cafe attack.
The source of funding for his organisation is also being probed by investigating agencies under direct instructions from the Home Ministry, it was reported in media. Naik is expected to address media on Thursday through video-conferencing to clarify on allegations against him.