“Mrs May, the Home Secretary, banned Zakir Naik, an Indian television preacher, from a lecture tour in the UK in mid-June, saying his presence â€œwould not be conducive to the public goodâ€.
â€œComing to the UK is a privilege not a right and I am not wiling to allow those who might not be conducive to the public good to enter the UK.â€
Mrs May cited reported comments from Dr Naik such as â€œevery Muslim should be a terroristâ€ and, on Osama Bin Laden, that â€œif he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for himâ€ when she decided to ban him.
…on 16 June, Mrs May banned Dr Naik from the UK, two days before he was due to arrive. She said: â€œNumerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behaviour.