BBC to ‘counter Christian bias’ by broadcasting Friday Muslim prayers?
Lord Hall of Birkenhead, head of the taxpayer-funded corporation, is reportedly inviting religious leaders to join discussions about multi-faith coverage.
Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain said the BBC could cover Friday prayers from a mosque, cover Eid, or children attending Koranic lessons.
The controversial move is in response to criticism the taxpayer-funded corporation delivered a disproportionate amount of programming on Christianity compared with other religions.
Earlier this year, Aaqil Ahmed, head of religion and ethics at the BBC, told a House of Commons committee: “Christianity remains the cornerstone of our output and there are more hours dedicated to it than there are to other faiths.”
Lord Hall is reportedly determined to do more to represent other faiths, according to the Times.
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