Fearing arrest, Naik fled from India and went to Indonesia to run his organization. From there he is operating fundamentalist organizations all over the world. Now he will reach out to FIFA and do Islamic propaganda, and preach to football fans.
Naik is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Organization and the Peace TV network.
In 2016, Naik was charged with cases of money laundering and misguiding the communities through his hate speech by the Indian authorities.
The FIFA World Cup is being organized for the first time in a Muslim country (Qatar). This FIFA is happening in the same Qatar which has always been promoting terrorist ideology. This time Qatar has called fundamentalist Zakir Naik to deliver Islamic sermons during the Football World Cup 2022.
Even before this, Qatar had given shelter to the controversial Indian painter MF Hussain. Not only this, but in the Nupur Sharma controversy also, Qatar was self-proclaimed leader of the protesting countries.
A few days ago, the Qatar government also propagated the conversion of 558 football fans to Islam.
In July 2016, five terrorists attacked Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in which 29 people were killed. One of the arrested accused said that he was influenced by Zakir Naik's speeches.
When the Special Branch of Mumbai Police investigated the matter, Naik's NGO was found involved in terrorist activities. After this Zakir Naik's NGO was banned under UAPA. Fearing arrest, Zakir Naik fled India in 2016.