Italy: First Muslim televangelist show
Italy's first Muslim televangelist show debuted several weeks ago. The show, named 'Min al-Dakhil Rumia' (from the Land of the Romans), is broadcast on RTB Brescia and via satellite, and targets European Muslims. The show is hosted by Imam Abu Ammar al-Sudani, an Italian Muslim preacher and activist.
The imam wants to offer true Islamic television. Abu Ammar says they started the show in order to talk about the role of Islam in the West and in Italy, from a a social, cultural and religious point of view. The show also features reports on Italian Muslims from all over the country.
The show is currently funded by Gulf countries. Abu Ammar says the upcoming episodes will also be sponsored by Italian companies. The imam says that the first two episodes were received well, and that he got congratulatory phone calls from Morocco, Egypt and France.