Mohamed Ali Harrath
Chief Executive Officer
Islam Channel Urdu
The idea to launch Islam Channel Urdu came about at a time when there was a growing demand among Muslims for an alternative media that represented them and also gave them a voice. In a multi-cultural society it is essential that everyone feels part of the wider community, where everyone is treated
equally and with justice.
Muslims have over the years been feeling increasingly alienated through a constant flow of Islamaphobic misconceptions, filtered through the media, influencing further divisions amongst communities, to the point where today we have a situation of ‘multi-culturalism versus Muslims’ Islam Channel Urdu came about to readdress the balance, to take positive steps to represent Islam and Muslims and to give news and views that do not have anti-Islamic rhetoric and propaganda.
For only through any real understanding of Islam, for
Muslims and non- Muslims, will we achieve any form of
mutual understanding and community cohesion.
Islam Channel Urdu has grown from strength to strength; it is playing an important role in a multi-cultural society, helping towards community cohesion as well as responding to the needs of Muslims in Britain and abroad.