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Channel 4 to broadcast Muslim call to prayer
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cyberman
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Now of course, having been presented with hard facts and figures which are quite unambiguous, since they support my stance and completely go against yours, you will do everything you possibly can to whitewash the evidence so that, according to you, the numbers don't actually say what they plainly do say..


Really? When am I going to do this? Let me know, so I can keep my diary clear.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, while Shaker is having a little lie down - can anyone think of a reason why it makes sense to broadcast the call to prayer, but not the angelus?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberman wrote:
So, while Shaker is having a little lie down - can anyone think of a reason why it makes sense to broadcast the call to prayer, but not the angelus?


I don't know what is the angelus, but the call to prayer? Probably because they want the publicity?  Or maybe they want to be seen as 'right on', 'all inclusive' (although they're being exclusive), 'multi-cultural' (although they're excluding other cultures), and PC?  Or maybe the majority of those with influence are Muslim?  I've no idea, but I'm ignoring it.

I was forced to listen to it often enough in real life, and it used to get on my wick then - I don't want it on my telly too.  It's not part of my culture, and I don't want the noise pollution forced on me, thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's relevant as the answer to why 'they' don't broadcast the Angelus every day.


If only someone had asked that question!

Someone like you on July 9th at 12:27pm, you mean:

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Excellent. When are they going to start broadcasting the Angelus?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was forced to listen to it often enough in real life, and it used to get on my wick then - I don't want it on my telly too.  It's not part of my culture

Neither is Pesach. Nevertheless, on March 24th this year BBC1 broadcast a short and rather nice little programme, hosted by Giles Coren about the meaning and significance of Pesach for Jews such as himself, with nary a word of complaint from you or anybody else as far as I'm aware that it's not part of your culture. It's not part of mine either but I don't begrudge a short programme now and then. I can choose to watch/listen to it or not as I please.

Other things not part of your culture are the religious rituals and festivals of Bali, Sikhism and the neo-pagan festival of Samhain, all part of the BBC's 600+ hours of religious broadcasting per year, the vast majority of it weighted very heavily towards Christianity, despite practising Christians being a minority. (I'm sure I need hardly point out that there was certainly a point in history when Christianity wasn't part of 'our' culture either. So I won't).

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and I don't want the noise pollution forced on me, thank you.

The actual adhan from an actual minaret, if you're living in the area close to a mosque, can certainly be considered noise pollution every bit as much as can church bells. People who are subjected to this are entitled to complain. This isn't what we're discussing here, though, but the adhan broadcast on TV for a short period, i.e. an adhan that you can turn on if you want to or turn off at will (unlike the aforementioned church bells). Do you really consider a three-minute broadcast on a commercial channel (i.e. not the BBC) at three o'clock in the morning for thirty days that much of an imposition? Especially as you've said that you'll be ignoring it. That being the case, what's the issue?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:
cyberman wrote:
Shaker wrote:
It's relevant as the answer to why 'they' don't broadcast the Angelus every day.


If only someone had asked that question!

Someone like you on July 9th at 12:27pm, you mean:

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Excellent. When are they going to start broadcasting the Angelus?


No, someone actually asking why they don't broadcast the Angelus every day. Which I didn't.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberman wrote:
Shaker wrote:
cyberman wrote:
Shaker wrote:
It's relevant as the answer to why 'they' don't broadcast the Angelus every day.


If only someone had asked that question!

Someone like you on July 9th at 12:27pm, you mean:

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Excellent. When are they going to start broadcasting the Angelus?


No, someone actually asking why they don't broadcast the Angelus every day. Which I didn't.

Because there's no need to. 'They' could of course broadcast the Angelus twice a day for, say, thirty days only, at a time when next to nobody will be watching or listening, and that would be an appropriate parallel to Channel 4's activity here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:
cyberman wrote:
Shaker wrote:
cyberman wrote:
Shaker wrote:
It's relevant as the answer to why 'they' don't broadcast the Angelus every day.


If only someone had asked that question!

Someone like you on July 9th at 12:27pm, you mean:

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Excellent. When are they going to start broadcasting the Angelus?


No, someone actually asking why they don't broadcast the Angelus every day. Which I didn't.

Because there's no need to. 'They' could of course broadcast the Angelus twice a day for, say, thirty days only, at a time when next to nobody will be watching or listening, and that would be an appropriate parallel to Channel 4's activity here.


Again, you continue to answer a question no-one has asked. I wonder why.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because I'm having to fill in, in view of the fact that you don't seem to have a clue what, if any, point you think you're trying to make here. Your sole contribution to the subject of the thread was the one word:

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Excellent


followed by the utterly irrelevant and off-topic

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When are they going to start broadcasting the Angelus?


which is a question I answered days ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every christian could become a muslim, then it would just be muslim against muslim instead of what we have now, alternatively the muslims could become christians and join the fight of christian against christian.

Give the hunchback a new song to sing, the mineret the mineret, made me deaf.

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