Catholic priests accuse UKs Channel 4 of having a pro-Muslim bias

September 12th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept.12 (ANI): Britains Channel 4 has been accused of being biased towards Islam and not showing enough respect to Christianity. The Telegraph reports that several Roman Catholic priests have claimed that the channel has been unfair in its treatment of different faiths.
They claimed that the channel recently showed a whole season of broadly positive programmes on Islam while a “Da Vinci Code-style” documentary on Christianity cast doubt on the validity of the Pope.
It also accused the web site of Channel 4 website as treating the history and beliefs of Islam more reverently than it does Christianity.
This fresh accusation comes just days after Hindu and Sikh leaders accused the BBC of pandering to Muslims. Father Ray Blake, the parish priest in Brighton and an avid Catholic blogger, was quoted as saying: “I don”t think it’’s fair towards Christianity. There seems to be a rather supine attitude to Islam and a trivialising attitude to Catholicism. I find it worrying. Over the summer, Channel 4 broadcast a week of special programmes on Islam including a feature-length documentary on its holy book, the Qu”ran, and a series of interviews with Muslims around the world talking about their beliefs.
However, last week it repeated a controversial documentary that was first shown at Easter, called The Secrets of the 12 Disciples, which claimed St Peter died in Palestine, not in Rome as the church has always taught. (ANI)

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