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Channel 4 To Air Muslim Namaz Call Ramadan Why Object

In Islam on July 4, 2013 at 07:49

Channel 4 is planning to air the Muslim Prayer call Namaz on 9 July, 2013, the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

Muslims seem to object it on the ground that it is “divisive”(?)

‘Why do I dislike the idea so much? Because I think it is deeply divisive. Because far from making Muslims feel part of the community, it is actually using a sacred custom as a cheap device for cocking a snook at the rest of us…..

Next Tuesday, July 9, is the first day of Ramadan. It is the month of the year when Muslims fast. From sunrise to sundown they are not allowed to swallow food.

It is similar to the Christian season of Lent, in which the faithful are supposed to focus their thoughts more sharply on God and the things of the spirit by an ethos of discipline.

There is nothing wrong with that! And for the 2.8 million Muslims living in Britain, it is a serious time. Very many of them will be observing the fast.

For the 60 million (or so) who are not Muslim, of course, the season would have passed largely unnoticed were it not for the fact that Channel 4 — gesturing wildly to remind the rest of us how controversial it is — has decided that it will broadcast the first call to prayer of the day.

Namaz, Muslims

Muslims are, in fact, called to prayer five times a day, every day of the year. But during Ramadan it is of especial importance for them to observe this discipline Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2354053/Channel-4s-plan-air-daily-Muslim-prayer-Ramadan-divisive-cynical-stunt-says-A-N-WILSON.html#ixzz2Y2U4oKz2 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

If it were being serious, it would broadcast all five calls to prayer, interrupting daytime transmissions of soap operas, cricket matches and news bulletins where necessary.

Also, as a gesture to Islam, it would refuse to carry advertisements for alcohol during the holy season.
If Channel 4 were to air the Call Five times a Day, is it alright?

They say this service is not asked of Channel 4.

They would not mind if they do it with out Alcohol advertisements in the Channel.

Just what are they trying to convey?

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2354053/Channel-4s-plan-air-daily-Muslim-prayer-Ramadan-divisive-cynical-stunt-says-A-N-WILSON.html

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