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Channel 4 to show Muslim call to prayer in 'provocative' move

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Boz Inga

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jul 2, 2013
Channel 4 to show Muslim call to prayer in 'provocative' move

Politics.co.ukPolitics.co.uk – 3 hours ago

By Ian Dunt

Channel 4 plans to show the Muslim morning and evening call to prayer every day during Ramadan, it has announced.

The "provocative move" is designed to show a different side to the religion than the common stereotype of terrorism and live up to the channel's mission to appeal to minority audiences.

"Observing the adhan on Channel 4 will act as a nationwide tannoy system, a deliberate 'provocation' to all our viewers in the very real sense of the word," Ralph Lee, head of factual programming, wrote in Radio Times.

"Even when moderate Muslims do appear [on TV], it’s often only to provide a counterpoint to [extremists].

"Following the horrific events in Woolwich and subsequent reprisals against British Muslims, there has surely never been a more pressing need to give a voice to the moderate mainstream majority."

The period Ramadan sees five per cent of the British population go without food or drink during daylight hours and then break their fast with family and friends when the sun sets.

The broadcast of the call the prayer is just part of Channel 4's coverage. There will also be details of sunrise and sunset for those fasting during weather reports and video diaries showing British Muslims going about their daily life.

"No doubt Channel 4 will be criticised for focusing attention on a ‘minority’ religion but that’s what we're here to do – provide space for the alternative and a voice to the under-represented," Less said.

"And let's not forget that Islam is one of the few religions that's flourishing, actually increasing in the UK. Like Channel 4's target audience, its followers are young. It's recently been reported that half of British Muslims are under 25.

"Nearly five per cent of the country will actively engage in Ramadan this month – can we say the same of other national events that have received blanket coverage on television such as the Queen’s coronation anniversary?"

There was a limited press backlash against the move this morning, with the Sun newspaper running a critical lead story.

The National Secular Society struck a cautious but broadly supportive note in its response to the news.

"I wouldn't object to it as at least it gives some balance to the BBC's emphasis on Christianity but Channel 4 has to keep it in proportion," president Terry Sanderson said.

"The percentage of Muslims in the UK is very small so few people will be interested in it. It may be a novelty and Channel 4 is good at causing a sensation. We don’t want to see any broadcaster becoming a platform for religious proselytising."

Ramadan begins next Tuesday.
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 2, 2013
We have already seen Islam for what it is on 9/11, Boston Marathon Bombing, Fort Hood Massacre.

Every hood wearing fiend is a potential terrorists because the Koran says to kill all those who refuse to bow to the Moon god Allah (Lucifer) and his pedophile and terror prophet Muhammad.

No amount of liberal traitor lies can change reality. The Muslim next door is waiting to kill infidels.

“THE ONE AND ONLY!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#3 Jul 2, 2013
They put on a good front but devious in their actions.
Now that Al Jeerzera will be airing in AMERICA, and now that they have their foot in the door to our News broadcasts, their message will be sent to a broader audience. Thanks to Greedy,a-hole Gore, he has opened the floodgates of hell on this country.
Muslims are relentless and will never stop their attacks on this country, and all countries around the world, until we will all be wearing towels and burkas.
Over my dead body!
I just fear for my grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Most people don't even believe or poo poo the idea of the intent of the Muslims. They couldn't be more wrong.
More women are being drawn into the Muslim faith , mostly younger girls, college age, at an alarming rate.
Being politically correct is causing a lot of havoc in this country, and other countries, who are dealing with the Muslims. They are relentless in their quest to conquer the world, city by city.
They become citizens, get into local and state governments, and that's how the influence is spread. They are in our government now, and have been for decades.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#5 Jul 2, 2013
Boy howdy the sky is falling today!!!

woof
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 2, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
They put on a good front but devious in their actions.
Now that Al Jeerzera will be airing in AMERICA, and now that they have their foot in the door to our News broadcasts, their message will be sent to a broader audience. Thanks to Greedy,a-hole Gore, he has opened the floodgates of hell on this country.
Muslims are relentless and will never stop their attacks on this country, and all countries around the world, until we will all be wearing towels and burkas.
Over my dead body!
I just fear for my grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Most people don't even believe or poo poo the idea of the intent of the Muslims. They couldn't be more wrong.
More women are being drawn into the Muslim faith , mostly younger girls, college age, at an alarming rate.
Being politically correct is causing a lot of havoc in this country, and other countries, who are dealing with the Muslims. They are relentless in their quest to conquer the world, city by city.
They become citizens, get into local and state governments, and that's how the influence is spread. They are in our government now, and have been for decades.
Agree.

We need to fight these sub-humans that would destroy our beautiful clean civilization. In Oslo Norway Muslims are raping women who do not wear and head covering and if Obama takes away our guns that will happen here.

The Spartans defeated these savages and we need the same.

“THE ONE AND ONLY!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#7 Jul 2, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Boy howdy the sky is falling today!!!
woof
Keep up Duke.....

Meow
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#8 Jul 2, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep up Duke.....
Meow
There's really no need to. Reviewing Columbus Topix posts is like watching a soap opera.

Same shitt...different day.

woof

“THE ONE AND ONLY!”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#9 Jul 2, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
There's really no need to. Reviewing Columbus Topix posts is like watching a soap opera.
Same shitt...different day.
woof
You must like the drama!
Meow

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