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July 15, 2010

Re: Bigots ban Indian televangelist

Letter by Kyle Carruthers

He has openly called for the execution (I would call it "murder" or even "genocide") of homosexuals and former Muslims.

Even if we accept the "context" of his statements about terrorism his calls for murder of homosexuals and apostates is enough to render him persona non grata in Canada. 

Most Muslims would (rightly) call on the government to prevent a visit to Canada from someone who called for the murder of Muslims and there is no reason--in light of his comments about homosexuals and apostates--why Zakir Naik should be treated differently.  To suggest otherwise would be a double standard.

His comments with respect to apostates can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMAZR8YIhxI.  

I have searched high and wide for "context" for Naik's comments in that respect and have found nothing.

I would also note that Naik has justified banning prostelytization and church buildings in so called "Muslim countries"

(see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzc_jhaWxw0).  

While these statements may not be enough to exclude him from the country, it should be enough to lower his standing amongst his followers.

I would suggest that Steven Zhou do better research before he accuses others of bigotry.

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