Amid a heated debate over Islamophobia on social media, controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has warned of dire consequences for those who abuse the 'Messenger of Allah'. In his Facebook post, he quoted Al Qur'an 9:61 phrase, "But those who abuse the Messenger of Allaah will have a painful punishment."
In another FB post, Naik attacked the French president Emmanuel Macron for his controversial remark over Islamophobia. "The endorsement of offensive speech does nothing to advance freedom of expression. A right to offend does not imply a duty to offend," his post reads.
Naik's threatening posts come in the backdrop of Macron's remark over Islam following a teacher was beheaded in Paris for showing a caricature of Prophet Mohammad to his students. Since then, Macron is facing massive outrage from the leaders of Islamic countries.
On Thursday, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad justified a terror attack at a church in the French city of Nice. Mahathir said that 'Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people'. Later, his Twitter removed the controversial tweet.