Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB) – Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised today for causing any “misunderstanding” after being questioned twice by the police for his alleged racial and religious remarks during a recent lecture in Kelantan, reports Malay Mail.
The India-born man wanted in his home country for allegedly funding terror activities also said racism is “evil” and denies he is racist as claimed, adding in a statement that he does not want anyone to harbour “ill feelings” towards him.
“Even though I have clarified myself, I feel I owe an apology to everyone who feels hurt because of this misunderstanding. I do not want any of you to harbour ill feelings for me. It was never my intention to upset any individual or community.
“It is against the basic tenets of Islam, and I would like to convey my heartfelt apologies for this misunderstanding,” said Dr Zakir who had allegedly claimed that Hindus in Malaysia were more loyal to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi than to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and told Chinese Malaysians to go back to China.