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Dr. Zakir Naik Banned from Entering Canada, Another Slap on the Face of Canadian Values

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dr-zakirnaikMINISTRY of  Citizenship and Immigration has banned another peace activist from entering Canada. It is another slap on the face of Canadian Values; freedom of speech and human rights.

Zionist Lobby of Canada played a great role in it. The happiest person on this ban was Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

“Given that the Canadian government has sent a strong message that this person is unwelcome in this country, it would have been appropriate for the organizers to keep him from speaking at the conference — period,” Farber said. “If this is the way they want to operate, then I think that sends a very clear message.”

Last year the Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration then  popularly known as “Ministry of Deportation” banned British anti-war and peace activist MP George Galloway from delivering a speech in Canada.

Dr. Zakir Naik has to attend the annual The Journey of Faith Conference held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center,  from July 2 to 4, 2010.

“The organizers of the 3rd Annual Journey of Faith conference regret to announce that Dr. Zakir Naik will be unable to attend this year’s conference due to the uncertainty of his admission to Canada,” the event homepage says.

The National Post first reported last week that Naik, president of the Mumbai (India)-based Islamic Research Foundation, has been denied a visa to enter Canada because of past comments such as “every Muslim should be a terrorist,” Jews are “our staunchest enemy,” and “If (Osama bin Laden) is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.”

Dr Naik’s remarks  and video clippings  had been taken out of context and for ulterior motives to ban him.  His remark on Osama Bin Laden was given several years before 9/11.

Dr Naik visited Canada, USA and the UK  numerous times after 9/11 and gave several lectures then, none of them leading to any perceived threats to national security, public order or the safety of citizens.

Naik’s supporters flocking to the Journey of Faith Conference Facebook page, which has 2,245 fans, to voice their disappointment over the organizers’ June 24 announcement that Naik will not set foot on the conference stage.

Zakir Naik has millions of followers worldwide through his Mumbai-based, free-to-air satellite channel Peace TV.  He was also banned from entering UK for a conference there one week ago.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada declined to comment to Media on Monday, citing the Privacy Act.

The website of The Journey to Faith Conference says;

“While no official public notice or announcement has been issued regarding the Canadian government’s decision to revoke Dr. Naik’s visa, we have no choice but to assume, based on various reports that such a decision has been made and abide by it at this time. Nonetheless, the attendees and supporters of Journey of Faith will not be left empty handed. The conference will go on as planned and Dr. Zakir Naik will be joining us via live video conferencing along with all the other speakers already scheduled. Join us this Canada Day weekend for a journey towards understanding our Divine Manual: The Holy Qur’an.”

“The Journey of Faith conference is an invitation to Muslims and peoples of other faiths to learn about Islam. It is not to promote a particular speaker or individual. We are confident that in keeping with our mission statement and vision we will continue to achieve our collective goals. We seek to promote a healthy and balanced understanding of Islam through the Divine Revelations and Prophetic Traditions.  Our mandate is to endorse and present the proper understanding of religious sources and to avoid human whims and desires which often lead to extremism, intolerance and religious violence.  We look forward to seeing you as we embark on yet another unforgettable journey into the Qur’an–The Divine Manual from July 2 to 4, 2010.  With this, we hope to bring the Muslim community of Toronto to a new spiritual height by bringing them closer to their Lord and foster in them the sense of belonging to the Ummah – by facilitating them a venue to meet and greet other Muslim from various backgrounds. We sincerely hope that thousands of Muslims from Canada and the US would attend the event in an attempt to renew their forgotten relationship with the Divine Manual.”

TheMuslim.Ca & Agencies

3 Responses for “Dr. Zakir Naik Banned from Entering Canada, Another Slap on the Face of Canadian Values”

  1. mirza says:

    Don’t worry, Allah will open the alternative like” hudaibiah” baricade.

  2. khan says:

    may allah bless you dr zakir . you are the great warrior please caryon your work jazakalah

  3. Zahra says:

    Almighty Allah bless you and your followers. You are the messenger of peace and justice. You are a great speaker.You are great and I am one of your fans. May Allah help you all the time in delivering the message of peace and Islam!!!!

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