Bangladesh to ban Islamic TV channel after Dhaka attack

Shiv Sena on Monday demanded that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik be arrested the moment he returns to India from Saudi Arabia and his "Peace TV" network dismantled.

Bolstering its argument, the Sena recently said an Islamic State (IS) den was found in Hyderabad whose chief Ibrahim Yezda had confessed to attending Naik's "peace camp" for 10 days.

Police sources said they suspect he may not subject himself to the probe ordered against him on alleged terror links. A speech in which he praised Laden resurfaced when it was revealed that one of the six militants involved in the Dhaka café attack drew inspiration from his speeches.

"Bangladesh has banned Zakir Naik's highly peaceful Peace TV".

Although the preacher has dismissed the allegations against him, a special team has been set up to investigate his activities, and has gathered information about his properties, funding and other activities. It is expected that Naik will be called in for detailed questioning.

Naik was first questioned in 2002-2003 post a series of blasts in Mumbai.

The armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack - though Bangladeshi authorities deny this and insist that the violence was homegrown. However, no evidence was found against him.

The way fanatics like Pakistan-based Azhar Masood openly spew venom, people like Zakir Naik carry out through their social work in the name of peace by covert means...

"Peace TV is not consistent with Muslim society, the Quran, Sunnah, Hadith, Bangladesh's Constitution, our culture, customs and rituals", Mr Inu told online news outlet Bdnews24 hours after the cabinet committee on law and order chose to ban the channel.

The Britain and Canada have been banned Zakir Naik from visiting the two countries several years ago.

"Peace TV is inconsistent with Muslim society, the Quran, Sunnah, Hadith, Bangladesh's Constitution, our culture, customs and rituals", Inu said.

Other terror suspects who were reportedly fans of Naik include Afghan-American Najibulla Zazi, who was arrested in 2009 for an alleged conspiracy to bomb the NY subway, Dr Kafeel Ahmed who stormed Glasgow airport in an explosives-laden auto in 2007, and Mumbai's Rahil Sheikh, arrested for the 7/11 serial train blasts.

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