Malaysians React to Zakir Naik’s Hurtful ‘Pendatang’ Statement

(source: The Star)

Controversial Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik is back at it again! This time he’s causing a racial stir in our beloved Malaysia by calling on the Malaysian Chinese to “go back” first as they were the “old guests” of the country.

According to The Star, his remarks on Chinese Malaysians came about while he was talking about how Islam had spread peacefully in the region through traders.

“Later on, more people came and Malaysia became fully Muslim. Then you have the Chinese coming, the Indian coming, the British coming. They are our new guests.

“People call me a guest. So I said, before me, the Chinese were the guests. They aren’t born here. If you want the new guest to go first, (then) ask the old guests to go back.

“The Chinese weren’t born here, most of them. Maybe the new generation, yes.

“If you want the guest to go back and those guest which (sic) are bringing peace in the community, they are benefited (sic) for the family, ” he said.

The discourse was made at a talk called ‘Executive Talk bersama Dr Zakir Naik’ in Kelantan last Thursday where he also commented that Hindu Malaysians seemed to trust the Indian government more than Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

(source: Cempedak Cheese)

According to The Sun Daily today, the preacher said his comments were wrongly twisted, explaining instead that he had actually praised Malaysia for its Islamic way of treating Hindu minorities and in upholding their rights, unlike how the Indian government had treated its minorities.

This was regarding the Hindus Malaysians, as for the “pendatang” card, Zakir has yet to explain himself. However, we doubt that anyone would care to listen to his post-rationalisation, except for some politicians and his mindless supporters, as many netizens are already sick and tired of his false narratives.

Check out what Malaysians on Twitter had to say about this whole ordeal:

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Of course, there are some who still agree with Zakir’s sentiments, but it is pretty clear that many, including many Malay-Muslims, are tired of his hate-speech sh*t. Just like any other country, we might have our problems but Malaysia has always been a beautiful place for all ethnicities to celebrate our diverse cultures. Let’s not allow this hate-monger to ruin our safety and livelihood.

FYI, Zakir is currently a Malaysian permanent resident. He is in self-imposed exile in the country as he is wanted in his native India on money-laundering charges and for supporting terrorism in his speeches. Despite facing calls for deportation by multiple parties, Putrajaya has refused to deport the preacher, saying he may not receive a fair trial there.

And that’s supposed to be our problem? Um.. okay.

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