Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday held press conference via Skype to claim allegations against him are baseless. From condemning attack on France, where a truck ploughed through a crowd and killed more than 80 people, to alleging media trial in India, he spoke over several things.
Here are 10 key points from his Skype press conference:
1: I am a messenger of peace. I do not criticise any section of Islam, I may disagree on interpretations: Zakir Naik on fatwas against him
2: During introductory speech he condemned France attack, that killed 80 and injured over 100.
3: Zakir Naik also alleged media trials in India post reports in Dhaka.
4: Knowingly I have never met any terrorist, but if some people stand next to me take photographs, I smile. I don't know who they are: Zakir Naik
5: Zakir claimed suicide bombing where innocents are killed is haraam. But as tactic of war it is permitted say many scholars.
6: Media should be held responsible for altering my answers and misguiding people: Zakir
7: I challenge you to show me any unedited answer of mine where I have not condemned suicide bombing of the kind that is happening: Zakir Naik
8: Chapter 5, verse 32 Quran says killing innocents is crime. No scripture other than Quran says 1 innocent killed is killing humanity: Zakir Naik
9: No official government authority has approached us with any question. I have no problem with Indian government, police: Zakir Naik
10: All allegations against me are baseless and comes with no official confirmation: Zakir Naik