November 14, 2005

WHAT'S THE ARABIC FOR PERSTROIKA?:

Christian channel opens in Egypt (Heba Saleh, 11/14/05, BBC News)

The first Christian satellite channel in Egypt is due to start broadcasting on Monday.

Aghapy Television was established by the Coptic Christian church, the main church in Egypt. [...]

Aghapy TV will be the first ever television channel in Egypt to broadcast programmes with a purely Christian outlook.

The Coptic channel will carry church services, family programmes and documentaries about ancient monasteries.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2005 8:15 AM
Comments

This is truly astonishing. That a major Muslim nation, the intellectual capital of the Muslim world, would allow a Christian TV station is a major event. Other Muslim nations cannot help but take notice. A serious blow to Al Qaeda.

Posted by: L. Rogers at November 14, 2005 1:42 PM
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