Well, I wont ask any body to like him if he doesnt want to, but the article was pretty damn stupid. This brand of preaching was invented by Deedat, as a retaliation to Christian missionary tactics. So his techniques mirror missionary techniques. You might not like the style, but the end result is pretty awesome. Zakir Naik took from him, and expanded the techniques to hinduism, his techniques being much more refined then the techniques of "radical""militant" hindus (you wont get any news about hindu militancy on your media, or the fact that the current indian PM is a psycho hindu mass-murderer who has killed at least a few thousand muslims, a few hundred of them pakistani tourists burnt alive. When asked how did he feel about them, he said "well you feel sad when a few SOBs get killed") Anyways, the end result of zakir naik's product is pretty awesome. He is the only guy in India who can actually tell muslims and hindus that there are similarities between their religions, and the fundamentals arnt mutually exclusive. I have read Gita and Principal Upanishads BTW, You will find very monothestic/monistic message there. Quite different from the "idol worship" layman hinduism. Yes I understand its the same at a level, but on a more mundane level its not. "The One" should be worshiped as "The One", not as many. Thats the main message of Zakir Naik.