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Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan

Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan


Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan

Written by Nabila ( Editor Bombay Hott Radio / London Hott Radio)

Criticism follows the announcement that the television channel will stop shows (for 3 minutes at sunrise and 20 seconds for the rest of the day) to air the call, 5 times a day from the morning of the 9th of July for 30 days. But is the decision just going to provoke those in the public who associate Islam with terrorism?

Analysis of this decision comes down to two points; either the channel has decided that the 2.8 million British Muslims deserve the attention they are getting for this religious month and to urge the rest of the population  to recognise its importance. Or it’s one big publicity stunt. Either way they’ve got the attention of the UKIP leader who says this act will only inflame tensions after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby by so-called terrorists.

Thanks to modern day technology, the vast majority of the population own Sky, Virgin and other cable, so we Muslims already have a choice of plenty of TV channels to tune into for prayer times. So will we even watch channel 4 for the azaan? Probably once out of curiosity and then probably not. Anila Baig, a Muslim writer for the Sun claimed that “channel 4 doesn’t worship Islam, it worships controversy.”  The broadcaster has a reputation for causing a stir; in 2008 they invited the Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver a counter message to the Queen’s annual speech.

3 minutes of azaan won’t harm anyone, and indeed in Muslim countries such as Pakistan and Morocco allow church bells so arguably channel 4 should be allowed to do what they want.  However after the events such as the Woolwich murder and the 7/7 bombings, we should be careful not to the fuel the hatred of those who fear Islam such as the EDL and give the likes of Anjem Choudary ammunition for further extremist ramblings.

Holly Willoughby loses her cool with Katie Hopkins in ANOTHER class row on ‘This Morning’

Holly Willoughby loses her cool with Katie Hopkins in ANOTHER class row on ‘This Morning’


What are your thoughts on this?

Nabila (Bombay Hott Radio / London Hott Radio)

Raleigh Ritchie – Stay Inside

Raleigh Ritchie – Stay Inside


One Way Up: The Story of Peckham BMX

One Way Up: The Story of Peckham BMX


Big shout to CK Flash, former drive time DJ at Choice FM London for this initiative and movement which we salute for creating a BMX team from the hood that went on to win medals for their country.

This Documentary is an insight to how the team was formed and follows them through their journey and  obstacles they had to face. Recommended by us as one to watch.


Capleton gets pushed – reggae in the hills 2013

Capleton gets pushed – reggae in the hills 2013

“All the people who believe in love let me see your hands in the air, good over evil,” Capleton said before continuing his performance.


Rihanna – lol
Rihanna’s X-rated Millennium Stadium show fails to hit the thigh notes

Rihanna’s X-rated Millennium Stadium show fails to hit the thigh notes


Massive stadium shows by massive stadium-filling pop stars tend to come with a concept. When fans are paying upwards of £60 a ticket, it pays to put in some effort and go all out on spectacle.

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Madonna festoon their shows with fireworks, crazy hydraulics, “meaningful” am-dram narratives and a vast supporting cast of choirs, dancers and circus performers. Rihanna, who has had more No 1 singles than Beyoncé and Gaga combined, does none of this. Rihanna’s concept is her vagina.

Given that the mega-selling Barbadian pop star spends a large proportion of her leisure time tweeting close-ups of her arse cheeks to her 30 million followers, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that her crotch gets top billing here.

She strokes it, she thrusts it, she jiggles it, she spanks it and then she strokes it some more. The Diamonds tour is essentially one long celebration of Rihanna’s lady-parts. Rumour has it that, at the end of this tour, her vagina will launch a solo career. It would be churlish at this stage not to wish it well.

And the music? Seven albums in seven years has ensured that a Rihanna set isn’t short of hits, even if some of them are lost in the sticky sludge of trashy Euro-techno/R&B fusion.

Her set is divided into five acts, broken up with costume changes and apparently reflecting the various facets of her career (who knew?). It opens in muted fashion with the singer kneeling in a black cape, studded thigh-high boots and hotpants in front of a female statue on a video screen while singing “Mother Mary”. It’s a rare moment of calm in the relentless and ultimately wearying bump ‘n’ grind- fest to come, which reaches its apogee in “Rude Boy” (“Come here rude boy, is you big enough?”) and “Jump” (“Ride it my pony/My saddle is waitin”). Throughout all this Rihanna’s face remains impassive and inscrutable.

There are moments, however, when she lets the sex-bomb mask slip. For the stomping, Nineties-style raveathon “We Found Love” she emerges in a sequin-encrusted, dollar bill-smothered puffa jacket and matching trainers thatEastEnders’ Bianca Jackson would deem too tacky, punching the air and bouncing into the crowd to commune with fans. It’s here that the show finally comes alive. Rihanna breaks into a smile and her nether regions take a well-earned break.

Touring to 16th July

Source : The Independent

Police arrest four teens over fire at London Islamic school

Police arrest four teens over fire at London Islamic school


By Marian Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News

LONDON — British police arrested four teenagers late Sunday on suspicion of setting fire to an Islamic school amid fears of anti-Muslim attacks in retribution for the brutal killing of a soldier last month.

The Metropolitan Police said four males, two aged 18 and two aged 17, were being held at a South London police station. Police presence was being increased “around locations that might be at risk,” police said.

The fire occurred late Saturday night at the Darul Uloom Islamic High School & College in Southeast London and was quickly extinguished, police said. There were minor damages to the building, which was briefly evacuated.

The incident follows another suspected arson attack at an Islamic center in North London on Wednesday. In that attack, the letters “EDL” — the far-right group English Defence League — were found written on the building, but the organization said it was not involved in the fire.

“We should not allow the murder of Lee Rigby to come between Londoners,” Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said in a statement. “The unified response we have seen to his death across all communities will triumph over those who seek to divide us.”

Rigby, 25, was killed in broad daylight outside an army barracks in South London on May 22. His death is is being treated as a terror attack because eyewitness accounts and video evidence suggest it was carried out in protest of Western military involvement in Muslim countries.

The gory murder has raised fears of reprisal attacks against Muslims.

Tulisa NDubz recording and deal footage Undercover The Sun Paper EXCLUSIVE

Tulisa NDubz recording and deal footage Undercover The Sun Paper EXCLUSIVE



N-DUBZ star Tulisa was sensationally arrested yesterday after an undercover operation by The Sun.

The former X Factor judge, 24, was quizzed at Belgravia police station in central London along with her rapper pal Mike GLC.
As she was being grilled, her £6million mansion in Brookmans Park, Herts, was raided by detectives.



MIKE GLC interviewed by the press on release from the police station.

Beyonce Performs In London for Change With Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek in Twickenham

Beyonce Performs In London for Change With Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek in Twickenham


130601-chime-for-change-beyonce-jayz-600-1370124278Beyoncé Performs At Chime For Change Concert
Beyoncé and her husband are joined by stars including Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek at a concert at Twickenham. Video: Beyonce Sings For Women’s Rights
By Richard Suchet, Sky News reporter.
Beyoncé and rapper husband Jay-Z have performed together at a gig in London to raise awareness of a new campaign supporting girls and women across the globe.

Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding, and Rita Ora were also among a host of stars at Twickenham singing in aid of Chime For Change, which promotes education, health and justice for women.

Crazy In Love singer Beyonce Knowles – who is mum to one-year-old Blue Ivy Carter – said: “Women’s rights have always been close to my heart.
The Sound of Change Live – London Ellie Goulding

“Being a mother, it’s really important that I do what I can and use my voice. There are many women around the world that don’t have one.

“We have to use our voices and raise awareness and be part of something where we can leave our legacy and help improve this world.”

Chime for Change was founded by Beyoncé, actress Salma Hayek, and Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini.
The Sound of Change Live – London The perfomer Timbaland

Its website will host information about 120 not-for-profit organisations that promote gender equality, which people can then choose to fund directly.

The concert was broadcast in 150 countries to an estimated audience of one billion people.

Pop queen Madonna was not among the performers at Twickenham, but she appeared in a short film about women.
The Sound of Change Live – London Jennifer Lopez

She told the crowd: “What happens when we educate girls? We empower them. They have jobs, they have opportunities, they know their rights, they have the ability to defend themselves, support their families and be an integral, productive part of the human race.”

The concert took place 100 years to the day since Emily Davison became a martyr for women’s rights, when she threw herself in front of a horse at the Epsom Derby.

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