Following are excerpts from an address by Dr. Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation, which aired on Peace TV on October 16, 2006.
Dr. Zakir Naik: Today, one of the biggest problems that the Western world is facing, which is not so much in the Eastern part of the world, is the surplus of women. You have more women in the Western world. In the Eastern world the reason is because of female infanticide. If this evil process stops, even the Eastern world - this problem will be there.
By nature, men and women are born in equal proportion. Male and female - they're born in equal proportion. But during the pediatric age itself... If you ask any pediatrician, he will tell you that the female child can fight the germs and diseases much better than the male child. So, in the pediatric age itself, there are more male children dying than female children. So, in the pediatric age itself, the female population is more than the male population. As life goes on, death takes place due to accidents, cigarette smoking, wars, etc. In all these cases, more males are dying as compared to females. So today in the world, there is more female population as compared to male population. It's only in certain countries, like India, that the male population is more than the female population, and as I said, it is because of female infanticide. And According to a report of BBC by Emily Buchanan, on the program "Assignment," the topic was "Let Her Die," she said that every day more than 3,000 fetuses are being aborted in India alone, after they are identified that they are females. If you multiply the figure by 365 – the number of days in a year – more than one million fetuses are being aborted every year in India, after they are identified that they are females. If you stop this evil practice, even in India and some other countries the female population will exceed the male population.
New York alone has one million females more than males. Out of the population of New York - the statistics tell us - one third are gays. "Gays" means Sodomites. It means the people of Lt. That means they wouldn't like to have females as life partners. There are more than 25 million gays, Sodomites, in America, in the USA. Another problem. Twenty five million... In the U.K. alone, there are four million females more than males. In Germany alone, there are five million females more than males. In Russia alone, there are nine million females more than males. And Allah knows alone how many millions of females are there more than males throughout the world.
Suppose I agree with the Western philosophy, or a non-Muslim who says that one man should only marry one woman. And suppose my sister happens to live in America, and suppose the market is saturated, and every man has already taken a woman for himself, yet there will be 30 million females who will not find life partners – 7.8 million added to the excess, and the 25 million gays, if you add it to them. There are more than 30 million females who will not find life partners. Now the only option remaining for my sister... Or suppose your sister happens to be in America, and she is that unfortunate one who has not found a life partner - if she can find a man who is not married, grab him – but suppose the market is saturated. What will she do? The only option remaining for her is that she either marries a man who already has a wife or she becomes "public property." You people say: "public property? Dr. Zakir using such a harsh word." I am saying that the most sophisticated word that I can use is public property. You know I cannot use other words because I am a da'i [preacher]. Public property. There's no third option.