German TV Airs Muslim Prayers*
A live coverage of ‘Eid prayers from a mosque near Munich also includes speeches by Catholic and Protestant leaders.
By Basma Atassi
German TV has broadcast live Muslim ‘Eid prayers from a mosque in a town near Munich, a move that is the first of its kind in the country’s history.
The prayers, at 4:45am local time on Friday, were aired from the Penzberg Mosque on public TV and radio broadcaster Bayerischen Rundfunk.
The sermon marked the beginning of the ‘Eid ul-Fitr holiday and the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Lead preacher Benjamin Idriz hailed the move as historic for Muslims in Germany [Photo provided by the Penzberg Mosque] The broadcast was part of a wider two-hour coverage on the Muslim holiday that will include the sermon, narration of the Islam’s holy book Qur’an, Islamic chanting, and speeches by Christian Catholic and…
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