Why was Zakir Naik banned in the UK?

Are the speeches by Dr. Zakir Naik banned in the UK, Canada and Malaysia?

His scheduled speech has been banned in Malaysia, but it is not currently banned.

According to Zakir Naik, back in Malaysia on October 24, 2016:

The Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Naik (pictured) is back in Malaysia after attending Al-Khadem's annual conference in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

The preacher also met Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his house.


This is Dr. Zakir's second visit this year.

He was in Malaysia in April to give lectures on Islam.

Dr. Zakir gave a series of lectures in Terengganu in April while his scheduled lecture at Teknikal Malaysia Melaka University, the was previously banned by the police, was given the green light after a compromise was reached - that the subject of the talk was changed .

In the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May banned it in June 2010 when she said:

Numerous comments from Dr. Naik testify to his unacceptable behavior.

Coming to the UK is a privilege, not a right, and I am unwilling to allow entry into the UK for those who may not be beneficial to the common good.

Exclusion powers are very serious and no decision is taken lightly or to stop the open debate on issues

For Canada, see the controversial Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik, who was expelled from the Toronto National Conference on June 22, 2010, and Canada urges the Muslim spokesman to stay home, the imam says on June 29, 2010.

Mohammad Sakib Arifin

What about the UK and Canada?


@MohammadSakibArifin Ok, I added

Mohammad Sakib Arifin

How does this show that his speeches are banned in Canada and the UK? The way I see it, Canada and the UK don't like him, so they stopped him from giving speeches by blocking his entry into their respective countries, but they didn't ban his speeches (that would be an attack on "freedom of speech." "to be understood").


@MohammadSakibArifin He had planned speeches at conferences in the three countries but was not allowed to come to give the speeches. But Malaysian changed his decision after agreeing to change the speech.

Mohammad Sakib Arifin

He has been prevented from entering these countries (this is not an official ban like the one on Richard Spencer, the man who greeted Trump with Nazi salutes). This is different from banning his speech. None of them officially banned it. There is a big difference between someone who is not allowed to enter a country and who is not allowed to say what they want in public.