Cops to probe Facebook user for saying Islam not ‘religion of peace’

Zakir delivers a lecture in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur April 16, 2016. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Zakir delivers a lecture in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur April 16, 2016. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — The police sought today to summon a Facebook user who allegedly said Islam was not a religion of peace, in response to on-the-run preacher Dr Zakir Naik who described himself as a “messenger of peace”.

 

 

In the tweet, Khalid attached a screenshot of a Facebook user who responded to a Malay Mail Online article with the headline: “Zakir Naik: I’m a messenger of peace, my critics are terrorists”.

Khalid’s tweet is translated as: “@OfficialPcirc @PDRMsia Call up the person named below and ask him to explain what he meant by “Islam was never a religion of PEACE”.

The @OfficialPcirc Twitter account belongs to the police cyber investigation response centre of the Royal Malaysia Police, while @PDRMsia is the police’s official Twitter account.

Former MP Datuk Zulkifli Noordin was among those who had reported the user to Khalid with a tweet this morning.

 

 

Yesterday, Malay Mail Online cited a Sinar Harian interview with controversial Indian televangelist Dr Zakir, who denied allegations that he was a terrorist and instead accused his critics of being “terrorists” instead.

The fugitive preacher is under investigation in India for alleged links to terrorism and money laundering.

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