Indian Muslim Cleric Hate
Muslim cleric arrested for allegedly smuggling firearms
Tue, 4 Apr 2017
A Muslim cleric was today arrested from Vijay Nagar area here for
allegedly smuggling firearms into the national capital region (NCR)
from Bihar's Munger district.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted Tahir Hassan (55) at
Tigri roundabout. They searched his baggage and found a dozen .32 bore
pistols and 11 magazines in it, following which he was arrested, Senior
Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said.
Hassan, a resident of Sherpur area in UP's Muzaffarnagar district and a
cleric of a mosque at Jansath, told police that the arms he was
carrying from Munger in Bihar were to be supplied to criminal groups in
Noida, Ghaziabad and other regions of NCR, he said.
The SSP said the man had been jailed in the past by the Muzaffarnagar
Police's Crime Branch for allegedly supplying at least 500 illegal arms
in the communally-sensitive district.
I only urged Muslims to terrorise evil doers
July 8, 2016
PETALING JAYA: Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik has clarified that
he only urged Muslims to “terrorise” evil doers and insisted he never
supported terrorists, India Today reported.
In a telephone interview with India Today Television, Zakir also
alleged that the clips in which he spoke of former Al Qaeda chief,
Osama bin Laden had been doctored.
Zakir – who has come under the spotlight after it was revealed that two
of the gunmen who attacked a cafe in Dhaka which left 20 dead were
inspired by the preacher – also claimed that the Bangladesh government
had no problem with him.
The Mumbai-based preacher, according to the report, also claimed there were some quarters trying to spread hate in his name.
Zakir, India Today also noted, “has distanced himself from the controversial statement that “all Muslim should be terrorists.”
However, in a recording of the interview uploaded by the Indian
broadcaster on its Facebook page yesterday, Zakir admitted that the
clip which featured him saying that every Muslim should be a terrorist
was not doctored.
Following the deadly attack last Friday, both India and Bangladesh have
now launched investigations into the controversial preacher. Muslim
clerics from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh meanwhile, want the
popular preacher arrested, with a blanket ban on his TV network Peace
Back in Malaysia, opinion is divided over the Salafist preacher, who
created quite a stir when he was invited to give a series of lectures
earlier this year in the country.
Malay right wing NGO, Perkasa called upon Muslims to defend Zakir,
while Multiracial Reverted Muslims, a Muslim NGO, said those linking
the preacher to the attacks were envious of his popularity.
The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism,
Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has urged Putrajaya to rescind the Maal
Hijrah award given to Zakir and ban him from speaking in Malaysia.
Hindraf Makkal Sakthi meanwhile wants the government to bar the errant
preacher from entering the country and outlaw his teachings.
Bohra cleric urges female genital mutilation?
The Times of India
April 29, 2016
MUMBAI: Efforts may be on to end the practice of female genital
mutilation that young girls in the Dawoodi Bohra community are made to
undergo in India but their spiritual leader may not be convinced yet as
he went on to publicly encourage the act of khatna (female
circumcision) albeit indirectly, in his recent sermon at the Saifee
Mosque in Bhendi Bazaar.
A four-minute audio clip from Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin's bayaan
(speech) on the occasion of the 51st Syedna Taher Saifuddin's death
anniversary, has gone viral over a mobile messaging app and generated
conversations within the community on how the Syedna's endorsement may
urge close followers of the spiritual head to continue with the painful
The clip begins with a plea from the Syedna speaking in a mix of
Gujarati and Urdu. "We should keep our things strong, stay firm. Even
the big sovereign states, whatever it is they say, if it makes any
difference to our things, then we are not prepared to understand!" he
says and then adds. "The act has to happen! If it is a man, then it is
right, it can be openly done, but if it is a woman then it must be done
discreetly, but then the act has to be done. Please understand what I
am trying to talk about..."
A Mumbai resident present at the Hussaini Mosque where the sermon was
being beamed live on a giant screen confirmed that the clip was what he
had heard being broadcast. "The Syedna was reading from a script which
is usually the routine on such an occasion but all of a sudden he went
off and started talking in a cryptic fashion. It was confusing at
first. Then we gradually realized that he was talking about female
circumcision when he used words like amal (act), mamlakat (states) and
that the act must be carried out discreetly for women and openly for
men. It was very disturbing for me and my wife," he told TOI. A close
friend of the Syedna family dismissed such an interpretation of the
Syedna's speech when TOI called him. "It was a general comment. Nothing
specific. People are interpreting it differently," he said alleging
that, "Those close to the new claimant to the Syedna title are trying
to target our revered Syedna (Muffadal Saifuddin)."
A 36-year-old Bohra woman who has lived through the horrors of khatna
and currently settled in the US expressed her anguish having heard the
clip. "Just a month ago many of us in the US received a letter from the
jamaat (local community unit) that works under the Syedna's guidelines.
It said that we must follow the law of the land and not practice
khatna. I was thrilled, at peace with my faith. What I just heard
reflects hypocrisy. I'm disillusioned and worried."
Cleric held with cocaine not of SIMI : police
Guwahati, July. 19 (PTI): Police today said no
evidence was on the Muslim cleric arrested in Dibrugarh town for possession of
cocaine to prove that he was linked to the banned Students' Islamic Movement of
"On interrogation we have not found any evidence
pointing to Imamuddin Ahmed's link with SIMI," Dibrugarh Additional
Superintendent of Police A Sargoyary said.
Ahmed, 45, was arrested by Army personnel
yesterday and 800 gm of cocaine found on him.
"So far he can be said to be a drug dealer," the
ASP said adding that police would continue to interrogate him.
The Army had claimed that Ahmed, who was a 'maulvi'
of Chaulkhowa masjid in the Upper Assam town and running a 'madrasa' (Islamic
seminary) had links with SIMI and certain papers relating to it were recovered
Assam: Muslim cleric arrested with brown sugar
Guwahati, July 19 (PTI): A Muslim cleric has
been arrested for allegedly possessing 800 grams of brown sugar, worth about Rs
8 lakh, from an Upper Assam town, police said today.
Forty-five-year-old Imamuddin, a Maulana of a
local mosque, was arrested yesterday from Dibrugarh town with the contraband,
Interrogation is progressing and police is
probing his possible links with any fundamentalist organisations active in the
state, they said.
Clerics offer reward for writer's head
Bruce Loudon, New Delhi
March 19, 2007
A BOUNTY offered by an extremist
Islamist group in India for the beheading of prominent Bangladeshi writer
Taslima Nasreen, who lives in exile in India, has the country's 150million
Muslims in uproar.
The 45-year-old feminist and human rights activist has been trying to get
permission to stay in India permanently, and was not available yesterday to
comment on the fatwa.
Nasreen has been the target of Islamic fundamentalist anger since speaking in
favour of equal rights for women and expressing opposition to the oppression of
non-Islamic minorities in Islamic societies. She has also called for a revision
of the Koran.
Two years ago, an Indian Muslim cleric offered a reward toanyone who "blackened"
The call for her beheading comes from a small but influential Islamic group in
Lucknow, and is a further indication of the difficulty the Government has in
dealing with her request to be allowed to stay in the country.
The president of the All-India Ibtehad Council, Taqi Raza Khan, offered the
bounty of about $15,000 for the head of Nasreen, whom he described as "that
He said the decision had the full backing of the All-India Muslim Personal Law
Board, and claimed that 150 scholars, lawyers, retired public servants and
professors had passed a resolution to oust Nasreen from India.
"This woman has a vicious tongue and has been attacking the Shariat," Taqi Raza
Khan was quoted as saying. "We have been hearing that the Indian Government is
thinking of granting her citizenship. The decision is repugnant to all
God-fearing Muslims. If the Government does not drive her out within 10 days,
all hell will break lose."
A noted Lucknow cleric, Maulana Khalis Rasheed Firangimahali, said he, too,
would like to see the back of Nasreen.
"She has been consistently vicious in her attack on the Prophet and must be
restrained," he said.
But he baulked at the idea of getting someone to kill her. "Beheading someone is
not something that falls under the purview of personal law and therefore
(scholars) must steer clear of such announcements," he said.
beaten, stripped by cleric
Delhi: A woman panch in
Bihar’s Motihari district was allegedly beaten up and stripped by a Muslim
cleric in public view.
Khatoon was allegedly beaten up with a baton, stripped and then paraded at Siswa
village in East Champaran district on Sunday for protesting against local
madarssa teacher Alauddin for complaining against the "damage" he had done to
PTI quoted police officials as saying that Alauddin dug up a portion of
the wall of her mud house while constructing a house adjacent to Chanda's
who makes a living working at the madarssa, protested, he beat her with a bamboo
pole before stripping and parading her naked in the village.
filed lodged an FIR with Banjaria police station on Tuesday.
Alauddin is absconding.
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