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Channel 4 to 'provoke' viewers who associate Islam with terrorism with live call to prayer during Ramadan
Channel 4 has said it will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer live every morning during Ramadan as a deliberate act of "provocation" aimed at viewers who associate Islam with terrorism and extremism.
The broadcaster, which was launched with a mission to appeal to minority audiences, will return to its controversial roots by screening a season of programmes around the Muslim period of prayer and fasting, which begins next Tuesday.
A senior Channel 4 executive defended the broadcaster's decision to provide extensive coverage of the most significant event in the Islamic calendar by suggesting that Ramadan was of greater interest to its viewers than the "blanket coverage" given to the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation by its rivals.
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