Zakir: You want me to leave, then ask the 'old guests' Chinese to go back too
Aug 14 2:05 PM
Controversial preacher Zakir Naik has made some pointed remarks about Chinese Malaysians, while rebuffing calls for him to leave the country.
The remarks were made at a talk in Kelantan last Thursday where he also commented that Hindu Malaysians seemed to trust the Indian government more than Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Zakir made his remarks about Chinese Malaysians while talking about how Islam had spread peacefully in the region through traders.
"You know someone called me a guest. So I said, before me, the Chinese were the guests. If you want the new guest to go first, ask the old guest to go back.
"The Chinese aren't born here, most of them. Maybe the new generations, yes.
"If you want the guest to go back, and those guests which (sic) are bringing peace in the community, they are benefit (sic) for the family," he said before trailing off and getting back on the topic which was about denying that Islam was "spread by the sword".