A post is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a recent video of Zakir Naik eating food at the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of Zakir Naik eating food at the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.
Fact: The posted video is an old one. A similar video is found on the internet at least from May 2022. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched on the internet with some keywords, a similar video was found in the search results. The video was uploaded on YouTube in May 2022 with the title – “Dinner with Dr. Zakir Naik”, whereas Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off in November 2022. A similar setup as in the posted video with the individuals in the same dresses can be found in the old video too. So, the posted video is not a recent one.
As reports of Zakir Naik visiting Qatar during the FIFA World Cup 2022 went viral, the Indian authorities raised the issue of Zakir Naik being wanted in India with the Qatar authorities. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said – “Qatar has told India that no invitation was extended to Zakir Naik to attend the FIFA World Cup 2022”.
To sum it up, an old video of Zakir Naik having dinner is shared as a video from the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.