Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Thursday said that terrorism should not be linked to religion.
Aamir made the statement while interacting with the mdia in Mumbai on the occasion of Eid.
When asked about his view point on putting a ban on Zakir Naik- an unlikely preacher of Islamic theology.
Aamir replied that anybody who spreads terror under the name of religion should be put under the scanner, as terrorism can’t be linked to a religion.
“Religion teaches love, not hatred,”he added.
Zakir Naik is a globally recognised Islamist scholar based in Mumbai.
He is recently caught in the middle of a controversy after investigations revealed his sermons and ideology inspired Rohan Imtiaz, one of the perpetrators of the recent terror strike in Dhaka.
Naik’s name has been linked also to the alleged Hyderabad module of Isis that was recently busted by the National Investigation Agency.
According to the Economic Times, the alleged module’s head Mohammad Ibrahim Yazdani told the NIA during his interrogation that his inclination towards violent outfits working to establish Shariah law was also because of Naik.