Broadcasting the death of a nation. via Channel 4 defends decision to air Islamic call to prayer throughout Ramadan – Mirror Online. h/t europenews
Channel 4 executive Ralph Lee has strongly defended the decision to air the Islamic call to prayer (adhan) throughout Ramadan.
The head of factual programming insisted that the broadcast fulfils part of the channel’s remit to give a “voice to the under-represented” – but also recognises a religion that is “flourishing”.
Writing in the Radio Times, Lee said: “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.
“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.”
Jihad and death by Muslim is flourishing too.
Channel 4 will broadcast calls to prayer throughout the fasting month of Ramadan, which begins on Tuesday 9 July. The adhan will also be available online.
Lee described the broadcast, a first for a terrestrial channel as “a nationwide tannoy system, a deliberate ‘provocation’ to all our viewers in the very real sense of the word”.
The cowards in media would never dare deliberately provoke Muslims.
Update from jj: