In addition, Zakir Naik also called for a boycott of French goods. His statements have come after tweets of Ex-Malaysian PM justifying the killings in France.
French President Emmanuel Macron is facing massive opposition from Islamic countries around the world for his controversial remarks on Islam after the killing of history teacher Samuel Paty who discussed Charlie Hebdo Cartoons in his class. Macron is being accused of supporting the alleged provocative cartoons and intentionally hurting the sentiments of Muslims. However, this resentment against the French president is now being used to nurture their own agenda by some hardliners. The controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, without naming Macron, has given provocative statement.
In his Facebook post, Zakir Naik wrote, “Those abusing Allah’s messenger will get a painful punishment.” While he hasn’t explicitly named Macron, his tweet is being seen in the context of the controversy erupted after French presidents’ remark.
Zakir Naik has given controversial statements many times before. A few days ago Zakir Naik had spewed venom against Indians and said that non-Muslims of India who criticized Prophet Mohammed should be imprisoned in Muslim countries. He said that most people who criticize the Prophet are devotees of the BJP.
In addition, Zakir Naik also called for a boycott of French goods. His statements have come after the outrageous tweet of former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad justifying the killing of French by Muslims. Naik who is wanted in India is currently in Malaysia.