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Posted on 07/04/2013 3:17:04 AM PDT by NYer
LONDON (Reuters) - A British television station will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning during Ramadan to give a voice to Britain's Muslim minority, which has faced a backlash since the murder of a soldier on a London street.
Channel 4 on Tuesday announced it would be the first mainstream national broadcaster to air the call, issuing it at 3 a.m. daily from July 9 for the entire Muslim month of fasting.
The publicly-owned broadcaster, set up to appeal to minority audiences, will also interrupt its programming four times on the first day of Ramadan with 20-second films to remind viewers of the call to prayer.
Christian programming is a familiar feature of British national radio and television, although its audiences are dwindling.
Ralph Lee, Channel's 4 head of factual programmes, said he expected the station would be criticized for focusing attention on a minority religion. But he said he hoped to give a voice to mainstream, law-abiding Muslims.
"The calls to prayer prompt Muslims to carry out quiet moments of worship, but hopefully they'll also make other viewers sit up and notice that this event is taking place," Lee said in a statement.
British Muslims have suffered reprisals since two men murdered soldier Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, in broad daylight outside London's Woolwich barracks in May.
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Taken over without a shot being fired.
Five, six, ten, hell maybe twenty times a day for all I know, Islamites are called together to receite in rote zombie unison that dogma that is in obedience to Allah. They are drilled with this all their waking lives. Day in day out.
They are told Allah is great, Allah is good, and sometimes they even say (to others) “Peace be upon you.” [my interpretation of that is they are really wishing defeat or death upon you - where you will undoubtedly then be at peace, under Allah]
In actuality, this is nothing more than long term brainwashing. Allah this, Allah that. Automatically programmed to interpret anything-Allah as THE WORD.
So when some Imam comes up to a particularly malleable Islamite and says, “Allah commands you to put on this bomb belt, blah blah blah.” He does it.
And so in this day and age of enlightenment, British television chooses to provide Islam to an even wider venue.
When does the Queen move out, and whe do the imams move in?
CH4 since its inception in 1982, has always done alternative programming as an alternative to the BBC and ITV monoliths: an alternative Queens Christmas Message usually by a charity or political activist or comedian, ethnic programming, gay programming, disabled programming, niche sports.
This Ramadan programming (the first they have ever done btw) needs to be seen in that context, rather than the Brits caving to the Muzzies. If you know CH4s history, this is just another bit of ethnic programming.
#6 stands, for me.
“Sooie, pig, pig!”
The publicly-owned broadcaster, set up to appeal to minority audiences.
Sounds like our PBS.
Since Prince Charles is already a mozzie, the “imam” is already in place for the handover of the thronw.
The Brits are being stupid.