10 key points from Zakir Naik's Skype interaction with the media

15 July 2016, 12:19 PM

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

First Published: Friday, July 15, 2016 12:14 PM
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