Zakir Naik met Muslim Brotherhood hate preacher before reaching FIFA venue in Qatar

From the Mangalorean

New Delhi: Indian fugitive and hate preacher Zakir Naik met Muslim Brotherhoods Omar Abdul Kafi who inspired the Stockholm bomber of 2010.

“Zakir Naik before reaching #FIFA Qatar, met the #MuslimBrotherhood’s hate-preacher Omar Abdul-Kafi, who inspired #Stockholm suicide bomber Taimur Abdulwahab. Previously, Kafi termed #911 attacks as the “comedy film”, and also gave sermons to eliminate #Jews,” Zahack Tanveer said in a tweet.

Qatar inviting controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to give religious lectures during the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Doha has not gone down well with many people in India.

“Hate preacher Zakir Naik, a supporter of Al-Qaeda & wanted in India for terror activities, is Qatar’s official guest at FIFA World Cup. How can you allow world’s top sports platform for a terror sympathiser who openly calls for jihad/violence against non-Muslims?” tweeted former sportsman Major Surendra Poonia.

Footage purporting to be of Naik hearing the conversion to Islam of four men in Qatar for the football has been corrected by the South Asian press as archive footage from 2016.

Social media posts have shared a video alongside a false claim that it shows “four men converting to Islam” at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar with an Islamic preacher. But the footage — which has been viewed thousands of times — has circulated online since at least 2016 in posts about an Islamic conversion in the Qatari capital Doha that year. Reports from the time identified the man who led the ceremony as Dr Zakir Naik, a controversial Indian Islamic preacher.

The post’s Bengali-language caption translates to English as: “Praise be to God. Four non-Muslims have accepted Islam after the speech of Dr Zakir Naik in the opening ceremony of the Qatar World Cup.”

Combined keyword and reverse image searches on Google found the same footage here tweeted by Jaber al-Harmi, former editor of Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq, on May 27, 2016. Al Jazeera Arabic published a report on May 27, 2016 which included a similar video of the same event.

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