He praises Osama Bin Laden, and have been invited to the UK to preach Islam at the Al-Khair Peace Convention 2010 in Sheffield.
The Liberal-Conservative coalition government came under pressure and banned the entry of controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik.
Naik recently was in the spotlight after he praised Osama Bin Laden and acts of terrorism, criticised non-Muslims, and drew the indignation of Muslims of various denominations after criticising their beliefs.
Naik was planned to be the star speaker at the Al-Khair Peace Convention 2010 in the UK, this weekend.
A UK Visa has already been issued to him for this event, although the media outlet The News reported that many of his crew members were refused UK visas. A Labor MP was approached by the organizers to help expedite the visa process for those who were not issued a visa but he refused to help them, The News reported.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron was called by critics of Naik to ban the cleric and make a firm public statement.
A UK Border Agency spokesperson said: “Each case is considered on its own merits. When assessing a visa application we will consider the previous conduct of the individual and we will ensure that the UK does not support or provide a platform for the promotion of violent extremism”.
“We reserve the right to revoke someone’s visa if they are found to be promoting extreme views which are contrary to UK values.”
Source: Multiple media.