In the wake of the deadly terror attack, Bangladesh government is set to close a Muslim television channel, Peace TV, who allegedly cause the attackers to commit the bloodbath.
The government’s decision comes out amid the hardline views of the channel that can affect and radicalize the youth.
Zakir Naik, the preacher of the 24 hour network, denied the allegations that his words influenced the terror attackers.
Early this month, gunmen stormed Horley Artisan Cafe at Dhaka and killed 22 people, most of them are foreign nationals and tourists.
The country’s information chief Hasanul Haq Inu said after the cabinet committee on law and order decided, the administrative steps could includes the banning of the channel in the broadcast industry.
Minister Inu said in an interview of local media, Bdnews24, Peace TV is inconsistent with the Muslim society, quran, the Sunnah and Bangladesh’s culture and customs.
Naik was once banned from entering Europe because of the alleged “unacceptable behavior”.
He also the founder and president of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, which owns the network.
Peace TV is a 24 hour channel that broadcast from Dubai in English, Urdu and Bangla.