So far there has been no evidence of Dr Zakir Naik's wrongdoing in India despite being accused of being a the terrorist and even Interpol has refused to issue a red notice on him because of the lack of credible prosecution nor substantial evidence to convince them.
WADAH is of the opinion as many others share that if Dr Zakir Naik was forced to return to India, it would be as if he was being sent to the gallows because he would be treated badly and even tortured.
The political landscape of our country had changed from being a corrupt and crooked government. However instead of a government of visionary leadership and reformed governance, it is now undergoing chauvinistic strife and internal conflict in almost every social policy it seeks to implement.
Exaggerating the issues and controversies surrounding Dr Zakir Naik's preaching is irresponsible especially by those who still rely on ethnic and chauvinistic causes to champion their political aspirations.
WADAH calls for the return of wisdom and firmness in leadership to give people hope and harmony as a united nation.
Dr Zakir Naik, who is the 2013 Recipient of the National Maal Hijrah Award, must be given justice and protection from tyranny and persecution.
Ahmad Azam Ab Rahman
President Movement for An Informed Society Malaysia (WADAH)
19 August 2019