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Christian TV station broadcasts throughout Arab world

July 13, 2012

SAT-7, a Christian satellite television station founded in 1996, has expanded to five channels and broadcasts in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish to the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

“There’s a lot of misconceptions about the Christian faith, like we are cannibals because we have the Holy Communion, that we are immoral because men and women sit together [in churches] unlike in mosques, that we believe in three gods, not one God, and all these things we can talk about very openly on SAT-7,” says Kurt Johansen, head of the station’s European fundraising office.

Johansen told Vatican Radio that SAT-7 is urging Arab Christians to remain in their countries and be “salt” there rather than emigrate. Some 200,000 Christians left Egypt last year, he said.

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  • Posted by: John Chrysostom - Jul. 13, 2012 9:23 PM ET USA

    Islamists are a danger and a threat to the world. But, most Muslims are not Islamists. They are, in fact, mostly theologically uneducated and mostly Islamic by force of culture and society. I wish this group well in proclaiming the Gospel to the Middle East. They may just convert the Islamic world to Christ.