A controversial Islamic preacher lined to terrorism, Zakir Naik has hired Perfect Relations, a PR agency in India to counter media reports. Naik is allegedly “Under attack for his speeches that allegedly endorse violence and intolerance.”
Media reports indicate that “investigations revealed his sermons and ideology inspired Rohan Imtiaz, one of the perpetrators of the recent terror strike in Dhaka”, he has been linked to ISIS, is banned from Europe, and the following known terrorists have reportedly been inspired by his preaching:
Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan-American arrested last year for planning suicide attacks on the New York subway; Rahil Sheikh, accused of involvement in a series of train bombings in Mumbai in 2006 and; Kafeel Ahmed, the Bengaluru man fatally injured in a failed suicide attack on Glasgow Airport in 2007.”
Controversial Figure: Zakir Naik
India Today published today an article with Ten Controversial Statements which Zakir Naik has made, including that “Homosexuals should be killed,” that “9/11 was an inside job,”, “Death by stoning is acceptable in Islam,””all Muslim should be terrorists”, “Muslims have the right to have sex with their female slaves,” “Wife-beating in the Muslim world is not necessarily a bad thing,” and that “Suicide attacks advised by clerics is not bad. He refuses to condemn Osama bin Laden and claims that 9/11 was an inside job.”
Perfect Relations is the sole Indian member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), which consists of 45 independent public relations firms, including CooperKatz and Lewis Public Relations in the United States.